A new beginning in 2018

The delicious smell of my coffee fills my nostrils as it sits next to me on my desk, it’s still too hot to eat. There is something very¬†lazy day about a coffee at four in the afternoon. That’s definitely what today has been.

The majority of New Years Eve festivities were cleaned up after last night. The occasional chocolate still sits on the counter tops, but very little remains from yesterday’s celebrations. Lindsay and I hosted the customary NYE gathering of friends, where we all ate, drank, and discussed our hopes for the new year. A lot of good happened in 2017, even some greatness, but all-in-all many people were left feeling like the year had taken its toll.

I reflected on this feeling this afternoon. I had ended the year feeling like ings had been looking up from 2016, but they still weren’t great. That kind of a feeling is difficult to rationalize. How do you judge a year? Is it the net outcome of all of the good stacked up against all of the bad? Is it the overall feeling you get at the end of the year? Ultimately, why we feel like a year is left wanting is less important then how we seek to change that in the next 365 days.

We’re responsible for our own happiness, and identifying what makes us feel good and how to maximize that is our own responsibility. This year, I’m going to be pushing to make 2018 the best year it can be. A big part of that will be this blog. I’m going to share what’s going on in my life, the good and the bad. I’m also going to be using it to keep my on track with my goals and help me manage my time and my life better.

NYE may be over, but join me in raising a glass (mine is a cup of coffee) to 2018. I welcome it with open arms.

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