Thursday, April 2, 2015

Beginnings! April A to Z Challenge - “B”


“And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”

Beginnings are everywhere, even daily, we experience and encounter beginnings. Some of us recognize and deal with beginnings much better than others.  Some lives and professions are full of beautiful beginnings, like the obstetrician who sees new life begin every day.  Some are scary beginnings, even somewhat mundane beginnings.  

Beginning a life abroad as an expat is akin to being born and being a child again. We all relish and marvel watching our children grow up and experience things for the first time.  We too experience them in a new way as we watch our children. Being an expat is the same thing. New town, new people, new scenery, new language, new customs, traditions, holidays, foods, sights, smells, sounds.  It has taken me half a lifetime and an extreme beginning to recognize and embrace the magic of beginnings, and it is blissful.

Scarlett Braden
in Cuenca, Living the good life!


  1. How true! Beginnings keep us young :)

  2. New beginnings are always exciting...they may also produce a new ending but that just means another new beginning is just ahead!


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