See Ya 2018
I hate it when people say 'I can't wait for this week/month/year to be over.' Why do we wish precious time away? Over my 30-some years on this planet, I've learned that not every week is going to be your week. Things aren't always going to go as planned, and while it would be fantastic if it did, maybe this isn't your day. I've noticed a lot of people wishing away 2018. In the end, was this year really that bad? Personally, I really don't think it was.
As I reflect upon 2018, I'd like to think of the positives. All of my accomplishments of the year and all the great times I had. This year I decided to no longer measure in success but instead with joy. Did I have fun, did I see loved ones, did I enjoy myself? If the answers are yes, then I call it a success.
I've heard a lot of people complain about 2018, but I'd call this year a success. I spent time with friends. I travelled to lots of exciting places. I lived my best life this year. There, of course, were some downs in 2018, but best not to dwell on the past and think of the negative. Instead, I'm learning from these experiences and trying to do better in 2019.
It's hard to believe how quickly this year passed. Someone recently told me that as you get older, the years move faster. This was the first year that I found this was true. The time is flying by. Before I know it, it will be 2020. I still remember when we moved into the 2000s. I remember sitting on my now passed best friend Robin's couch thinking that 2020 was so far in the future. I remember thinking about the innovation that was ahead, that I'd be an actual adult and not just a high schooler. Now that we're almost there it seems like that moment is so far in the past. Robin is gone now. That couch is probably gone now too. Life has changed, and so have I.
As we move into 2019, I'm asking you all to find your joy. As we move into the holiday season, I'm taking some downtime to focus on my joy. See friends and family and take a well-deserved break.
In 2019, measure your life in happiness, not just accomplishments. You'll see that there is more to life than only success and being the best. Smile more, laugh more and live out loud.