Starting something new can be a challenging moment in life. It can be a rewarding one too. First steps tentatively taken may result in a less than stellar start, but so can rushing in head-first with reckless abandon. However, of greatest importance is the willingness to accept the risks and perils that are part and parcel of any venture into the unknown. To take that first step, regardless of its result, is always better than not taking one at all.
First published 21st March 2013.