It’s often so hard taking the first step. Especially when you can’t see the whole path ahead of you. Where does it go? Where does it end?

This applies to so many personal journeys.

The first day you live on your own. The first day you choose not to smoke. The first day of a new job. The first day of cancer treatment. The first day after a relationship ends. The first day of a new diet. The first day after a loved one is buried. The first day of… Fill in the blank; it can be something big or something little.

All of these things can be hard to start. Yet, in order to successfully move forward with our lives, we have to take that first step.

And then, keep going.

The First Step

Photo taken last month at Lowe-Volk Nature Center, Crestline, Ohio.