What Does it Mean to Have a Fresh Start?

New Year is usually associated with a fresh start. However, the question to ponder about is what exactly does a fresh start mean? Does a fresh start mean that we leave all our trouble behind and not try to clean up the mess? Shouldn’t we be trying to fix what has gone wrong? More importantly, can we start afresh only at the beginning of a new year?

I would like to believe that you can start fresh at any moment. The second I feel that my life is not turning out the way it is supposed to be should be the time I could start afresh. I shouldn’t have to wait for Day 1 of the year to bring about changes. A fresh start should be changing all your bad experiences while never forgetting them. One should learn to accept the past and make peace with it. A new beginning should be exhilarating, one that makes you feel that everything in the world is infinite. You should be able to feel that you are infinite and capable of achieving anything in the wide spectrum of possibilities. Most importantly, you should decide that anything in the whole wide world that is not able to match with this feeling is perhaps something you should not bother about.

This is because life is too long and somewhere along the line we start losing ourselves to the mundane things about it and stop living. We forget that living is all about jubilation, euphoria, and ecstasy. So when we do get the sense to start afresh, it is important to decide not to lose ourselves all over again to the drudgery aspect of life. So take the trip that you have been long planning to or throw out all the old stuff that is of no use and just occupying space in your closet. Anything that will help you to kick-start your new beginning, you should do it. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to do it. This is because if you wait for a specific occasion, you will never be able to do it. Seize the day because after all ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.


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Anukriti Mishra


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