Maybe it’s the rain outside. Or it could be fatigue from too little sleep, but I find myself contemplative today…New Years day. For most Americans this single day symbolizes renewal and second chances. New Years eve is a gift of time in which we put aside the past and start over with a grand debaucherous purge. Shouldn’t every day be approached with the same vigor?
A little over a year ago I was given the opportunity to pursue a dream, which I’m eternally grateful. Thanks Gina! She allowed me to begin a life of passion rather than dread. Most importantly, she has supported me emotionally through self-doubt, frustration and long nights.
It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and lose focus. Take some time to think about all those dreams you once had. Were they really that ridiculous? Some probably were… eh hmm… rock star. But what about the idea you couldn’t shake. You know, that declaration you made as a kid about who you’d be some day. Unless you plan on throwing off the mortal coil tomorrow, it’s not too late.
I’m not going to use a bunch of clichés, but it’s important to self renew, make amends, and think about what’s important to you. So, go be what you want to be, even if it means some sacrifice. Be an explorer, an archeologist or even a biologist for crying out loud! If it doesn’t work out, hey, you’ll probably learn something about yourself. Here’s to a brand new day.