Happy New Year! Are you ready for 2009. I believe it is going to be a year of change!
I haven’t written in a while, considering my last article was entitled “39 Sleeps to Christmas”. I didn’t take my own advice, and got over-whelmed in December. Thank you Craig for kick-starting me this morning with your recent comment. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed doing this!
I logged on to a couple of news sites this morning and after glimpsing headlines of uncertainty, I closed them. Because I woke up this morning invigorated and excited about the coming year. I believe in change, I believe change is the only constant we can count on! And change is good. After spending a quiet New Year’s Eve reflecting on 2008, I also spent some time reflecting on the coming year for myself personally. I love New Years Day. It represents to me 365 days of possibilities.
I also like the ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’, that comes with each New Years Day! Already this morning I have gutted out my spare room, removing clutter and boxes. Why, I ask myself, would a self-proclaimed pack-rat buy a 1074 square foot COMDO! Change of course. It was January 2 years ago, and although I struggle sometimes with the lack of storage space, I do love condo life. I have also started in on cupboards and drawers, stuffed to the max with ‘Stuff’! I figure if I haven’t used it in 3 years, I probably dont really need it.
I am also excited about the coming year at work. Working in the media means constant change as well, but I look forward to the challenges these changes will bring. Change means growth in our business, and growth is always good.
So I wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope 2009 means change and growth both personally and professionally to all of you. The Greek Philosopher Heraclitus wrote “Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day.” And that is something I will be bringing to my daily life in 2009.