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Fresh Starts


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I love fresh starts. Growing up, one of my favorite things was starting a new school year. From the fresh school supplies (I am still a sucker for pen and paper) to the promise of a new class of students, teachers, and lessons, I couldn't wait for summer to be over and to go back to school.

The same thing happens with new jobs (and to some extent, new teams and new projects). They reinvigorate you, excite you, and get you going.


 

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