The Magic in New Beginnings

Wednesday, August 11, 2021


It’s that time of year again! Today, August 11th is officially my 26th birthday. I can say that this birthday is going much better than last year. On last year’s birthday post, I left you on a depressed note because that season of life was very difficult for me. This year though I’m feeling a lot better. It’s amazing how much difference a year can make.

One year allows time for growth and change. One year allows time to heal. One year allows time to reflect on where you have been.

As I turn 26, I’ve learned to believe in the magic of new beginnings, even though they still terrify me. However, remaining stagnant frightens me, too. Therefore, I have done everything in my power this year to keep myself moving.

I’m finally on the verge of publishing my first novel, The Midnight Huntress. My debut novel is on track to release late September or early October. After working on this novel for two years, I’m thrilled to see it materialize in person. I’m nervous to see the response, but I’m hoping it will turn out well. Not to mention, completing this project will cross a huge goal off my bucket list. Now to add finishing a whole series to my bucket list.

Speaking of new beginnings, I’m quickly approaching my one-year anniversary of streaming my writing work live on Twitch. In a few months, I will have spent almost every one of my Saturdays hanging out with my followers. Streaming weekly my writing live is one of the coolest things I have ever done. Not only does it help with my productivity, but it also makes me not feel as alone in this writing world.

Finally, I’m excited to share that I’m closing on a house today and will be moving soon. My new home isn’t too far from where I currently live, but still a new city! With the new house, I will also have my own home office for the first time. I’ve never had my own office before, so I’m excited to decorate and make myself a functional space. I can’t wait to have a designated space to work on my novels, work on The Writing Addict, and to stream from regularly.

I guess what I’m trying to get at is that the 25-year-old woman who wrote last year’s blog post halfway crying and lost didn’t know these new beginnings were in store for her. If I had given up back then and resigned myself to the fact things were always going to be that way, I would have never gotten to write this rambly blog post about all these positive things that have happened to me. Even when you are at your lowest point, it is important to believe in the magic of new beginnings and never give up.

New beginnings are scary, but they could be the exact thing you need in your life right now. I encourage you to try that thing you’ve been putting off, change jobs, move, etc. Hell, I even encourage myself to keep growing and trying new things. If I stay on this path, I hope by 27 I will share with you again all the new cool things I’m accomplishing.

Until then, happy birthday to me. I wish you and me all the best of luck in our new beginnings.

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