It’s nearly midnight on January 1st, 2018. I’ve been thinking about this post all day. I just wrote one of those ‘letters to myself’ for the first time – via futureme.org – where you can compose an email and then set it to send it to you at some point in the future. I scheduled it to send it to me on January 1st, 2019. This should be interesting. I got pretty choked up just writing the thing!
It’s been an interesting year…far from what I imagined…especially with the political and social climate what it has been. But, it is what it is. I’ve lost some friends and made many others. I’m not complaining. I, heck WE, have all had some rough spots this year. I’ve lost some wonderful friends. In fact, this was the first year I lost true friends to death and it hit me very hard. And just a few days ago, I lost an extended family member…a surrogate grandmother basically…and that’s cast a bit of a darkness over the holidays. However, she was 93 and lived an amazing life. I was there for so many years of it, spending many days with her, sharing numerous family celebrations, and dancing away night after night in ‘da club. Yes, granny went to the club with us many, many times. We love our Nanny and I know she’s shaking her groove thang right now, fully restored.
My hope for this new year are more meaningful connections and momentum. In fact, that is my word for the year – MOMENTUM. I want to spend more quality time with my friends and family. I want to spend more time with God. I want to spend more quality time with myself – writing, meditating, stretching, running, strengthening my body and mind. I want to spend more time giving back and also working on my side projects that bring me so much happiness. I want to spend more time with Daniel finding more activities to bond over and debate about. I want to spend more time learning and teaching others what I do for work so we can engage each other. I want to move in so many ways, in so many directions. And I want to keep that momentum going once I start moving.
I know I can do it. I encourage others all the time; I plan to use a little bit of that magic on myself this year.
Happy 2018. Go get ’em!