A New Beginning

Carolyn Kinard

A new beginning can mean different things depending on our situation. It could mean looking for a new job after being downsized, moving to a different city, state or country, entering a new phase of life after the loss of a loved one, changing careers, starting a business, or returning to school to complete a course of study. It can also mean developing a new mindset, attitude toward life and individuals we may have disagreed with in the past. Life is about change and embracing every day with new expectations. 

Here are several suggestions I would like to share when starting a new beginning:

  • A new beginning is a time to rest and reflect on your thoughts, a time to reevaluate what is important to you.
  • Validate your thoughts, then with mindfulness, prayer, and reflection, discern which thoughts uplift you, and which harm your well-being.
  • Keep in mind that life today is about discovering how we can be of benefit and giving thanks for each God-given moment.
  • Hold tight to your beliefs, values, and good things you have been granted here on earth.
  • Be open-minded and let go of the things you cannot control.
  • Understand that you have the right to change your mind and not feel guilty about your decision, regardless of what others may say.
  • You owe no one an explanation of your decision.
  • Appreciate what you learn along the road less traveled.
  • You have the option to choose what to do in your new life and job. Prepare yourself for a better future.

Think of new beginnings like a deck of cards and each is different you must be willing to turn each card over, embrace each as a new start or adventure with new daily expectations.

Workforce Solutions is just a phone call or email away from assisting you with a new career job opportunity, training based on eligibility. If, you decide to utilize the WFS as a new career beginning or never stop learning or dreaming.

“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction” by Germany Kent.


Carolyn Kennard is a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions in the Houston – Galveston area. She conducts job search skills seminars throughout the 13 county Gulf Coast region. Before embarking on a career in workforce development, Carolyn achieved success in marketing and training with a major oil company. Carolyn holds a B.A. degree from Virginia State University and an M.A. degree from Prairie View A&M University.

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Workforce Solutions provides comprehensive human resource services for businesses and residents of the 13-county Houston-Galveston Gulf Coast region. Workforce Solutions helps employers solve workforce-related business problems and area residents build careers, so that both can better compete in the changing worldwide economy. Our Employer Service Division provides personalized service to help employers find qualified applicants for their jobs, build the skills and expertise of their new and current employees, and address human resource needs. We operate multiple community-based career offices in 13 Texas Gulf Coast counties to help residents get a job, keep a job or get a better job – offering placement, career counseling and financial aid services. We partner with the region’s businesses, educational institutions, civic organizations and community leaders to find solutions to current and future labor needs of industries that are vital to the region and its economy.