This is a beginning.

This is a fresh start

This is a reconstruction

This is waking up tomorrow and feeling alive

This is the first step

This is the ascent

This is graduation and the first day of school all rolled into one

This is the first red leaf on a fall tree

This is a rainbow reflecting off the hail damage

This is the feeling in the air that it is finally spring!

This is the overture

This is the sunrise

This is day one of the rest of forever

This is new

This is now

This is the first strum of a song that hasn’t been written yet

This is seeing yourself for the first time after a haircut

This is a reminder that you are resilient

This is a declaration of your independence from the past

This is marching onward

This is a countdown to awesome which reads zero

because awesome is now

and opportunity awaits 

This is life 

This--

This is not an end

This is a beginning.