Hello, everyone. I am in Book Soup, finishing up my last shift of 2008.
It's been a crazy year. Not only for me, but for everyone. In this last year I have built and lost a relationship, watched the economy go crazy, voted for change, and have weathered the drama of being an entrepreneur. I have found a new home that I love, made some amazing friends and now I sit, ready for the next level.
What is the next level? A great image I read about writing this year was that it wasn't necessary to see all the way to the end of a story in order to write it; you just need to think about story like the headlights of the car: you'll see as far as you need to see in order to keep moving forward.
That is how I see my life and my work right now in many ways: I see the next step and not much further. I see the next leap, but not how I'll land once I jump or where these choices will take me.
I know only that this is more excited than I've been in a long time. Things are happening this year. And for all of us, this is a good time for dreams, no matter what the news says.
This is because there is no way to say "This is the way it's always been done," anymore without being open to something new. Things we expected to go a certain way have changed, whether we have wanted them to or not.
You can always count on change happening. Let's all work together to be part of the new history that's unfolding before our eyes. Don't hide from it. Throw your dream out there in the mix. There is room for all of us.
Let's get started. I can't wait to see where it takes us. Sometimes, it feels good not to have it all planned out in advance.
Much love, and Happy New Year to us all.