It’s half past three in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve. I’ve spent some time in the office taking care of a few things – organizing. The January calendar is set up and ready for the appointments I have in the first two weeks. The whiteboard has project priorities. There is order to my work space.
On a personal note, the checkbook is balanced (yes, I do this at least once a month and recommend it for others). The big home projects for the coming year have been discussed and prioritized. To close 2013, I feel the completion of 365 full and rich days. Even those with tears and challenges brought something.
It was a good year personally and professionally. I am so proud of my son and husband for their accomplishments and letting me be on their journey just as they have rooted me on during mine.
There were goals achieved and others still undone. Will I recommit to the unfinished? We will see.
I have grown personally in knowledge and wisdom. Sometimes I feel my age and sometimes my life experience. One truth is that I will never stop learning.
As we turn the last page of the calendar, may we do so with all of the optimism a new year brings. May we breathe in the freshness of 365 blank days and look forward to all of the activities and people who will fill them. God bless you and carry you through each one of them.
All the best,