I love New Year's Eve.
I love reflecting on the last year and thinking with excitement about what is to come. Dreaming about what could be in 2018, what goals I have for myself and family, what I want to do next in this one, crazy, beautiful life I live.
I do not, however, set resolutions. I do not say I will lose 10 pounds, make X amount of money or achieve a specific goal. Why? Change is a process and life is messy. In the past, if I set a specific goal and did not achieve it because life happened and intervened on my plans, I would feel like I failed. But, yet there would be many small successes along the way that I would fail to recognize and celebrate.
Now, I choose themes for the year. Last year, I chose transform. It's a big word and had profound depth of meaning, but I followed that word day-by-day, and guess what? I achieved many goals throughout the year and they transformed me. I failed more times that I can count, and I let that teach and transform me for the better.
So, as you celebrate tonight - reflect, toast the successes, learn from the failures and resolve to continue on the path of self development and improvement. Choose a theme or two.
I am not done with transform yet; it will carry me into 2018. But, there are two other words I will add this year. Simplify and Be Present.
Transform, Simplify and Be Present. That sounds like the start of an amazing year to me and I hope you all find the themes that excite and inspire you into 2018.
Cheers & Much Love!