Are You Ready?

I don’t know what the next year will bring to you. Life is full of surprises, some pleasant and some not so much. Life, also, consists of certainties. Certainly, there will be 365 days of sunrises and sunsets. There will be birthdays, holidays and ordinary days ripe with potential. Truth be told you choose what to do with those ordinary days. Whether that’s good news or unwelcome news to you, nonetheless, the days are yours to decide. All those 365 days add up to a year and those years accumulate and become your life.

How five ordinary days per week are spent has already been determined for full time workers. The remaining 104 weekend days, 10 or more vacation days, plus additional holidays are open roads of opportunity and discovery and you’re in the driver’s seat.

2017 might have been a painfully difficult year and you’re glad to see it end or you might have had the best year ever. Perhaps it was an ordinary year like every other unremarkable one and you’re left wondering if there’s more to life. For those who are wondering, I say, “Yes. There is always more of life to experience.” If you’re willing to step out, go forward, try something new, take a risk or just do one thing different, you’ll experience something new.

Before you enter 2018, I suggest you take a reflective look back at 2017.

Glance in the rear-view mirror of 2017 and pause for just a minute or so. Consider the important people, places and things from 2017.