Beyond the familiar

New beginnings take us beyond the known and into new territory. It’s an invigorating ride.

We are expecting this, but…

In our humanness we also we need some familiarity to feel secure enough to keep moving. Intuitively we look for hooks. Things that make sense to us and remind us of who we are in a foreign environment.

Hold on too tightly and we end up trying to recreate the old. Pay insufficient attention and we lose what we have to bring, because our sense of self gets overwhelmed.

To keep moving we need both. It’s a juggling act.