Starting Over , have you ever done that in your life? Somehow I feel like I have done that quite a bit. I would love to hear from anyone else who has had to start over in life.
Starting over can apply to so many situations in life, of course in the most extreme example I think of the earthquake that is still wreaking havoc in Nepal. As of this writing, the death toll is over 4,000 and projected that it might reach as high as 10,000. Imagine what starting over must mean for a person whose home has literally crumbled to the ground. Imagine what starting over means for a person who lives in a country where there is little to no electricity even on a good day, where there is little infrastructure, where the average salary per year is $1200.
How do you start over with no money, your home in ruins, missing your family, little food or water? How does a person start over in that situation?
There are other cases of starting over ranging from starting over after the death of a loved one, starting over after divorce, after career loss, starting over after just about any trauma large or small that you can imagine. In the most minimal case, starting over can be just getting up in the morning and beginning a new day. Have you ever heard someone answer your question of “how you doing?” with “ah, same old sh–.”? Actually in that scenario, it seems more like resignation than starting over.
The most frivolous being starting over a diet plan after blowing the last x days of dieting just to have your gains wiped away by indulging in too many hot dogs over the weekend.
The most serious is starting over after a disaster such as the earthquake in Nepal that we have all heard about.
Typically in America we do not have earthquakes to contend with but we have other traumas and challenges which force us to either start over or continue to mourn in perpetual shock. Some examples might be starting over after divorce, starting over after job loss, broken relationships, illness, death of a loved one, even retirement.
Every day gives us a new opportunity to start the day over the way that we want to, to accomplish in this day what we could not accomplish yesterday.
How do you start over from an earthquake which has shaken your home to the ground and left everything you had as a pile of rubble?
I have had my own experiences with starting over and doing my best to rebuild my life as best as I can. I am sure that you or others have had that as well.
The idea occured to me that perhaps I can put together another site that would be specifically geared to help the people of Nepal start over their lives one day at a time, one dollar at a time, one home at a time and one neighborhood at a time.
I am a big believer in not giving up and starting over, rebuilding when and where it is possible to rebuild.
As soon as I put the site up, I will include an additional link to starting over for Nepal or friends of Nepal.
Please share your own experiences with starting over in your life and please support the efforts of starting over in Nepal, thanks!