Every new journey begins with the first step. That is a well-worn cliche but the truth in it cannot be ignored. Often new journeys are a result of the ending of a previous one, whether as a next step or a complete redirection, but sometimes the road to what is next is littered with the remains of dreams that seemed to have died.
It is very easy to see those deferred or dead dreams as fallen leaves on the road but, unless you consciously take a moment to reflect without looking through the pain, you will see that those leaves have become decoration. What seems ugly and dead is truly beautiful and alive once you realize that every seed must die before it can fully become what it was made to be.
So, take another look at what feels lost, imagine what can be birthed from them, and be amazed at the journey ahead.