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New Beginnings and Second Chances


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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | January 1, 2020

New Year is the perfect time of year for new beginnings, and fresh starts. Perhaps there is something that you have always wanted to do, but never had the opportunity. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar, or make cheesecake, or paint landscapes. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to travel to Portugal, or go whale-watching, or make your own wine. 

Well, as they say, it’s never too late to try something new.

Here are some resources that may help you to reach your goals, as well as some book and movie recommendations that are sure to inspire you!

Happy New Year!

Try a New Hobby

The complete guitar course by Tom Fleming   Baking Fundamentals: success in the kitchen : muffins, quick breads, biscuits, scones, pancakes   Complete Yoga for beginners   RV livin in the 21st century: The essential reference guide for all rivers by Peggi McDonald   Tasting wine cheese: An insider's guide to mastering the principles of pairing by Adam Centamore   	 Figure it out! : simple lessons, quick results : essential tips and tricks for drawing people by Christopher Hart

Start a New Career

12 steps tp a new career by Carl Wellenstein   The career manifesto: Discover your calling and create an extraordinary by Mike Steib   Carve your own road:  Do what you love and live the life you envision by Jennifer Remling    Career match: Connecting who you are with what you'll love to do by Shoya Zichy    Crafting a business : make money doing what you love by Kathie Fitzgerald   	 Creative careers : paths for aspiring actors, artists, dancers, musicians and writers Elaina C. Loveland

Turn Over a New Leaf

The year of living Danishly : uncovering the secrets of the world's happiest country by Helen Russell   	 The big book of small stuff : 100 of the best inspirations form Don't sweat the small stuff  Richard Carlson     	 Life reimagined : the science, art, and opportunity of midlife  Barbara Bradley Hagerty    	 Daring greatly : how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead  by Brené Brown,   Treating people well : the extraordinary power of civility at work and in life by Lea Berman    Tea bliss : infuse your life with health, wisdom, and contentment by Theresa Francis-Cheung

Travel the World

Once in a lifetime trips : the world's 50 most extraordinary and memorable travel experiences by Chris Santella  Travel and Leisure: 100 greatest trips.   Eyewitness trvel guide: Portugal   Fodor's essential Hawaii   Eyewitness travel guides France   	 The great Canadian bucket list : one-of-a-kind travel experiences Robin  Esrock974-

New Beginnings and Second Chances in Fiction

Akin : a novel Emma Donoghue   Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman   The readers of Broken Wheel recommend Katarina Bivald   A good year by  Peter Mayle   The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce   The storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

New Beginnings in Movies

Brooklyn [dvd]  Julie & Julia [dvd]   Bridget Jones's diary [dvd]   Silver linings playbook [dvd]   Hugo [dvd]   Shirley Valentine [dvd]

True Stories about New Beginnings

Free solo [dvd]    Wild [dvd]    Life without limits : inspiration for a ridiculously good life by Nick Vujicic.   	 Eat, pray, love : one woman's search for everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert   The Biggest little farm [dvd]We bought a zoo [dvd]