When it comes to writing, I often feel that I’m starting from scratch.

We can always look at our writing with a beginner’s mind. It all depends on the inspiration, on the desire to work on an idea and the amount of passion we put into it. We can always work at perfecting our craft, learning new techniques, trying out different tones, but finally it all comes down to a work starting from scratch. That I find wonderfully inspirational.

We don’t always get a chance to start from scratch in life, as much as we’d like to be able to do that. If that was possible, I’d probably be less gullible, more open to adventure and clearer about what I wanted to make of my life.

But life keeps flowing. And when we fall, we get up and dust ourselves off as best we can and move forward. We do carry memories – of love and laughter, of hurts and bad experiences, but if we’re smart we don’t let the bad stuff of the past get in the way of the present.

The beauty of life is that though we can’t start from scratch, we can reinvent ourselves and keep changing our perspective and outlook on life. Hopefully, with each change we can move forward and get closer to the persons we are meant to be. Not perfectly perfect, but perfectly You and perfectly Me.


No matter how long you’ve been at it, you always start from scratch. — Jeffrey Eugenides



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