Happy New Year – 2018
Every moment contains a decision and every decision can count. It can take you to places you want to go or places you want to return to. It can change your life for the better or it can be a mistake. It’s daunting but we’ve been doing it our whole lives and mostly without much thought.
As we get older we begin to realize there is an end and I think that’s a gift. We all have an end date. When I was 20 something I didn’t think too much about it. I was busy and I think that’s normal. We don’t see the end when we’re 20. I was 20 in 1974 and thought year 2000 was a long way off. It wasn’t and now 2020 is not that far off either.
My goal is to make it to 100 but I know that’s a long shot. I’m pretty healthy and it’s possible so you’re all invited to the party. We’ll see.
I’m watching Ride with Norman Reedus as he treks across Spain in places I’ve been. Valencia, Barcelona and some of the road in between. It was a long time ago in my past but somehow it feels like yesterday. I have lots of those places in my past. I was blessed to travel to lots of places and that has taught me one really important lesson.
The United States of America is a unique place. Freedom to do what I choose for a business (shoot, some are even growing pot today) and to choose how I spend my time (yes, wasting some on Norman but writing too) and getting to dream about my future. I have goals for 2018 for my business, my life and my family. People are the most important part of my life these days but there are side goals too.
I’m working on my 1983 Goldwing Aspendcade to see if it can take me to Maine this year. I’ve been to 43 states in the US and 4 of those 7 remaining are in the NE. I can get them in one trip. I would love to cross those off this year. It’s a chance to see some of the country I never have and maybe meet some great folks along the way but it really is the journey, not the destination. We never arrive at a place but I think we are always on a journey to another place.
What are your goals for 2018? What decisions are you going to make? BTW, not making one is a decision too so you are going to have to do something, even if it’s to decide to do nothing. Sorry.
Thanks for indulging me as I listen to the fireworks going off around the house and watch the end of this show. I hope you are thinking about the next decision and your choice makes you smile. Godspeed in 2018.
Thanks for listening,
- No, they won’t.
- That was you?