Well, Hello 2018

2018. New Year, New Goals.
But what if I don’t want new ones.
What if I want to expand upon the ones I have been striving for?
What have I been striving for, you ask?

Well, let’s see….
– To publish a book. (Which I did, but wasn’t satisfied with the attempt. My second book is complete, waiting for the editor to review and should be out in Feb. 2018. I have started writing my third and my writing improves daily. I am happy with where I am trending in this area.)
– To continue to balance life and listen to my inner soul. (I believe in letting my soul guide my decisions. Some people may think I’m crazy, but your soul always speaks to you. You just have to listen.)
– To use what I’ve learned in life to help others whether it be people, animals or the environment. (Life is a complete waste if you can’t help someone or something else.)

This is a year of change. Day one of 2018 and I find myself preparing for a move with both work and home- to another city at the end of the month. This wasn’t exactly made by choice but out of necessity due to business life happens. It has been a bit rough, mainly because of the close relationships I have formed with my work family, but I get it. I’ve been here before and am old enough to recognize nothing can last forever.

As I watched the pathway of life fork in different directions and I made decisions on which road to take, my mind was ticking away. It still is.
When I was younger all I could think about was how badly I wanted to be an adult, but making adult decisions is hard work. And scary.
Don’t get me wrong. No way in hell do I want to go back to being a child and no, this isn’t a complaint, just an observation.

Life wasn’t made to be easy. It was made to be a challenge.
Fortunately, I like challenges. I prefer to push myself to surpass them rather than sit on my butt and let time pass me by.
And although this change is hard, it is good for me. If nothing changes you don’t grow.
I want to grow.
Some days the need to expand my world is so tremendous I have to stop myself from flinging over ledges in search of something new.

This new year I accept the change.
I more than accept it, I embrace it.

I am not a negative person. I will not complain. Besides, you can’t complain about situations you accept. Or, you can but it is unwarranted. If you are not happy then walk away. Make the decision to do something else. Choose a different path, one that makes you happy and never, ever let anyone hold you back. (Many time wasters will try.)

I have a tremendous amount of hope for 2018.
It’s going to be a great year.
I can feel it in my soul.
And if all else fails, I’ll pick up a book.
You would be amazed at the answers you find between the pages of other people’s words.

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