beginnings, planned and otherwise

New beginnings.

Sometimes they are planned, a satisfying denouement to a well-lived story.

But other times a new beginning is thrust upon us out of nowhere.

If you’re blindsided, the first reaction is…

…that deer-in-the-headlights feeling–caught. Frozen. Blank.

This is when you must make The Decision:

Choose to turn your face toward the past, long for lost friends, lost loves and lost opportunities.

Or.

Fix your gaze on the future. Create a new adventure with joy and enthusiasm.

I choose Joy.

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About Lisha Cauthen

Lisha Cauthen writes YA novels for guys that girls like to read too.

Posted on November 1, 2012, in life and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I really, really, really want to lick this post. I opted to share it instead. (Fewer germs that way.)

  2. Joy: good choice. XO

  3. Deborah, I choose to be overwhelmed, rather than creeped out. 😉

    Might I recommend a Tootsie Pop?

    Srsly, it means a lot to me. Thank you.

    And Judy, you know your response means a lot to me too.

    <3<3<3, girls.

  4. so much innuendo…where to (ahem) begin…

  5. I don’t know what you’re talking about, Cindi. *turns face toward rising sun*

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