1 Year Ago I Felt a Fresh Start

Alec Zaffiro
2 min readApr 22, 2023
Journal #11: April 19th, 2022 (2:43pm)

I’m in Brentwood, TN. My last week here. I remember this time last year leaving Bowling Green, KY. Similar feelings, but more confident and secure. I’m engaged. I know the job at hand. I move to Savannah, GA this Saturday. Much I want to accomplish. I think about my life. The trajectory. April is always a soft, easy month for me. It leaves me with a sense of longing. Its symbolic of a fresh start. A new beginning in many ways.

Interpretation: 🔄

I wrote this right before packing up to move south for the summer.

A year prior, I left my job as an accountant for a traveling sales role.

Initially, there was a lot of uncertainty and stress surrounding my change in work. I didn’t know what to expect.

There was no guarantee of pay or success in sales, but I hated accounting so much I was willing to take the risk.

I felt really excited to move to Savannah.

I was on the verge of a new and exciting chapter in my 2nd year of selling. I had the experience I needed, I had confidence in myself and my team.

My goal? To make 30K in 3 months.

April is always distinct.

Typically, spring is a springin’ and it creates this sense of well-being within me.

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Alec Zaffiro

I write to think and organize my ideas. I like psychology, philosophy, and self-improvement—em dashes are my specialty. Not an expert.*