Reflections on This Year, Thoughts on Next Year

Reflections on This Year, Thoughts on Next Year
Photo: Renee Rendler-Kaplan

I’ve never been one for making New Year’s Resolutions. I’m more of a ‘set monthly goals and do my best to achieve them’ type of person. But I realized when I was thinking about blogging today, that the goals I set are almost exclusively for work, and not my life. If you know me, that’s not all that surprising. I’ve always focused more on building a career, my company and relationships than I've focused on my personal life. That hasn’t been necessarily by conscious choice, it’s more like time moved on faster than I’d expected and now I’m older than I feel.

With unexpected time to sit back and reflect, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on this past year and goals to start off 2018.


2017 Reflections

  • You can’t always wish or pray things into existence
  • Only you control your happiness
  • Just like the good times, the bad times don’t last, even when they feel like they do
  • Your relationships are everything. Nurture them.




2018 Goals

  • Take more time for me
  • Know when to move on or let go of people sooner
  • While vulnerability is great, learn to be a bit more guarded and self protective.
  • Get back into regularly blogging and article writing. Why is it that the things that make you the happiest, are the hardest to be consistent in?
  • Like working out! From years of two-a-days, to not being in the gym since August.
  • Finally paint and decorate my house
  • Re-learn how to play guitar
  • Take an actual vacation (has it really been over 6 years?!)
  • Get back into cooking more often


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