Around this time last year I signed up for an experiment. I wasn’t sure where it would go, but the premise was simple: There is never going to be a good time, so just get started. While the Start Experiment ultimately ended, much to the dismay of its participants, it taught me a lot. As we approach the one-year anniversary I’m looking back on what I learned and how far I’ve come. In some ways I’m in the same place I was back in 2013, but in others I’ve progressed tremendously.

I’m not sure what it was about the past seven days, but it’s like a massive reset button was pressed and I find myself renewed. The grass isn’t always greener and it’s time to stop making excuses and start living.