Funny how “neophyte” might have a positive connotation for someone who is willing to begin again, begin anew. Imagine a young sapling uprooted by floodwaters, carried downstream, and deposited in the silt, finding its roots in the most nutrient-rich soil it has ever known, the soil it might never have known. The life it would have (or not) had now pales in comparison to its newfound lease on life. Every day, every new day, count your blessings. Begin again. Celebrate.