December 30, 2015

Happy New Year 2016!

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Happy New Year everyone! It’s 2016 and what better way to start off the new year, but going after some goals! Has everyone made up their lists?

Starting a new year can be like starting from scratch again—a blank banner, if you will. And that can be a little nerve-racking for some people; and for others, exciting. New year’s is a time to explore the shores of the unknown to see what appears and for learning and doing something you’ve never tried before. New year’s is asking yourself, “What’s next?” And for some, New Year’s is your birthday! So, happy birthday to all you January first-ers!

If you’re having trouble figuring out some goals, here’s something that might help. Ask yourself: Is there something that has always tugged at my heartstrings that I’ve put off, passed off, or pounded on, only for that string to tug yet again? Maybe it’s something that you enjoyed a long, long time ago, only to be told by someone else you’re no good at it. Maybe it’s something you never admitted to yourself before. Maybe you know exactly what it is. Maybe your list is as long as the Dead Sea Scrolls. In which case, good for you - reach for the stars.

Whatever it is, some of you may say, “This year is the year!” And then directly proceed to the exit sign, sinking in quicksand with each step. Maybe even most of us. Reaching goals can be hard and overwhelming. Take baby steps, pump your creative muscle, and they say, trust the process.

Whether it’s just regular ol’ New Year’s Day to you or it’s your birthday, here’s to a new year! [*Clink* goes the wine glasses above.] May all your dreams come true. We wish you the best on your journey toward the success you deserve for 2016!