to begin again
What I like most about journaling is beginning a new journal. Is that weird?
I like the idea that I am able to begin again and start fresh. I have a lot of trouble finishing a journal, but never starting a new one.
Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and begin this whole creative journey over again. Start fresh with a new blog, new Youtube channel, new Instagram feed….
There’s just something magical about beginnings; it’s the excitement of starting something completely new and not knowing where it would take you. I often miss the feeling of that honeymoon phase and wonder how I can bring back a bit of that magic of beginning.
That’s why I like the idea of beginning again. Of starting over where you are by trying new things or approaching your creativity in a new way. It’s really hard to not ditch the lot of it and start over fresh with a completely blank slate. I always try my hardest to reconfigure what I have. I usually assess the old in order to figure out the new. I take into account my content on my blog, on my youtube channel, and all the photos I’ve shared over on Instagram, and I try to decide what works and what doesn’t with this new way that I want to create. Then I do some rearranging.
But sometimes it can feel a bit overwhelming that you just want to erase all of it and begin again. I sometimes get the urge to do just that but at the same time, it’s scary! I can’t even begin to imagine what it would feel like to completely erase all the content I’ve created in the past six years. I imagine I’d start to miss it.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately–I even filmed a long ramble, which you can watch down below–and am wondering what are your thoughts on it? How do you feel about beginning again with/without a blank slate?