We all need new beginnings. They are the essence of life. Without them, life would be intolerable, and we would be unable to move forward from the messes that we have created or the mistakes we have made. To create a new beginning, we need to deal with what makes a fresh start necessary. By that, I mean that we have to take responsibility for our messes and mistakes. Where possible, we must make amends and put things right with those we have wronged or offended. In doing so, we deal with excess the baggage, which will hinder our new beginning.