"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." 239/365
The lyric's from Semisonic's Closing Time were first spoken by first century Roman philosopher Seneca. Autum is the perfect time of year to reflect on how ending one path leads to embarking on another. New beginnings can't happen until we genuinely part with old ways.
It's easy to start new things. Finishing them is the hard part. Finishing is important. I've always been very good at checking things off my list and completing tasks, until Lyme disease entered my life. Now I'm excellent at starting all sorts of things and finishing none of them. It's astounding how this disease can turn a person with laser sharp focus, ambition and discipline into someone who's lost, aimless and unmotivated. Hence the 365 Project. It keeps me honest and focused on one other taks than my commitment to treating and fully recovering from Lyme disease. One of the most frustrating things about staying focused on Lyme treatment is that there are no guarantees of if or when a full recovery is in sight. A person battling Lyme full throttle can often lose hope that the finish line actually exists. I have the 365 to help me focus on one task that will most certainly have an end. Because finishing is important.
But as far as I'm concerned, everything else that I start and don't finish, gets a pass.
Great pic - Autumn is the best time of year. Hope you shed your Lyme-self to celebrate renewal in Spring.
Wonderful autumn photo. I agree - finishing is very satisfying! I'm doing a 365 at Flickr, and it's been tough this year, especially in the past month with lots of pain. Hang in there.
You know what always impresses me? The fact that even though you are ill you write so well. You proof-read, have interesting subjects, research your subjects, etc. After all the garbage that is posted on Facebook it is so refreshing to read your blog with such well written, interesting posts when a large portion of the human race (or the part of it on Facebook and a lot of the people self publishing books these days) can't write a single sentence correctly even when they aren't sick. You renew my faith that there actually are people out there who can write hehe.