The black aluminum front screen door, battered and completely wrong for our 110- year old farmhouse? The one I nevertheless walked through for 20 years? After looking around for a replacement and finding nothing suitable, I took what was for me a dramatic step: unscrewed the thing and just threw it away.
"There are no new beginnings," the poet Kae Tempest says. "Until everybody sees that the old ways need to end."
Welcome to 2021. It’s a safe bet that this year will be better than the last—on a grand scale.
But what about your life? What are you going to do to better yourself? A single digit changing on the calendar can be powerful inspiration.
"It's very motivating for a lot of people," said Marilyn Fettner, a Northbrook life coach. "It’s a fresh start, especially this year. Midway through the year, people were saying, 'I just want 2020 to be over.' It's been such a difficult year. People want a clean slate, mentally, an opportunity to say, 'Okay, here are the things I've been wanting to do.’"
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