New Year's Eve 2018 is a time for celebration, anticipation, hope and yes, even reflection.
2018 brought intense sadness to those who had to say a final good-bye to a loved one and yet, extreme happiness and joy for others as they welcomed new additions into their home and heart.
For me, 2018 was a year of realization. Realization that time is passing fast and the hopes, dreams and resolutions from my past were never realized. While this may sound like gloom and doom, it really isn’t; you see, the best thing about realization is that it births recognition.
Realization is NOT a permanent state, nor is it a life sentence. Realization is simply a chance to make an intentional do-over, if you so desire or embark on a new path without fear or hesitation. Realization is simply recognizing the pitfalls of the past and refusing to allow history to repeat itself.
New Year's Eve is uneventful in my home, and uneventful is nice. Hot wings, movies and searching channels for a time zone that is an hour ahead allows me to stay awake and ring in the New Year.
I anticipate 2019 with cautious anticipation. I will make resolutions, but I will NOT look at them as a pass or fail kind of thing. My New Year Resolutions for 2019 will serve as a reminder to “get a move-on” and “take action”. I may or may not fully achieve every goal, but my 2019 Resolutions are not part of a fleeting wish list, but an intentional pursuit.
Realization, for me, is a strong motivator. I know I’m not getting younger and 2018 was quick to make that evident; therefore, I refuse to squander time and allow realization to make an encore appearance in 2020.
What does my 2019 look like?
To all of my family, friends, and co-workers, I wish you a heart filled Happy New Year and hope that all of your hopes and dreams are realized in 2019!