Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Year Isn't Over

The Year Isn't Over
By Tricia Drammeh

With just a few days left of 2018, most of us have shifted our attention to the holidays. Many companies (excluding retail) practically shut down between Christmas and New Year's. A lot of people take vacation from their jobs toward the end of the year so they can travel to see family or catch up on last minute holiday preparation. It's almost like we're all living in a frost-covered snow globe, insulated from the "real world" where credit card bills don't come due until "next year" and life revolves around the frantic rush to buy gifts, wrap presents, and make everything absolutely perfect for the holidays.

When 2019 rolls around, life will flip back to some kind of "normal" where we all vow to do better than "last year." We make resolutions to lose weight, get fit, organize our lives, save money, or set our sights on goals that will make our dreams comes true.

But... The year isn't over yet! 2018 is still here. Whatever we resolved to do back in January when 2018 was fresh and shiny and new - when life was full of endless possibilities - we can still do those things. 

You've all heard the expression: "There's no time like the present." Well, that's true! It isn't too late to make the most of 2018. It isn't too late to achieve some of our goals. 

If you had made a resolution to write a book, you can still get started. Write!

If you had made a resolution to get in shape, join the gym now!

If you made a resolution to get organized, why wait until 2019? Start now by cleaning out a junk drawer or straightening a closet. 

At the risk of sounding silly, I want to remind everyone that each new day is an opportunity to start again. Each day is full of possibilities! You don't have to wait for a new year, or a new week or even a new day to take the first step toward achieving your goals. You can start RIGHT NOW!

I wish all of you a safe and happy Holiday Season! I hope you all will make the most of these last few, glorious days of 2018!