Well, here I sit again at one of my favourite places on earth; reflecting on the year gone by. The good news is, I never sit here and have regretful reflections; quite the contrary, I often sit here at this exact time of year; Christmas being over – a New Year is on the horizon and reflect on what a meaningful and/or great year it has been. I also sit here and dream of what I’ve got planned for the next 12 months. And as the years go by it’s not lost on me how fast those seemingly twelve long months actually whiz past. Before you know it we’ll be swimming in that frozen lake you see in the picture above – showing the reflection of the horizon. I caught that image and knew instantly what I was going to write about.
Have you ever had that feeling that the time has come. For the good of things; for the worse of things or for the indifferent, but you sense that things are about to change. For obvious reasons in my life things are changing, we’ve moved and will be moving again as we are in a rental right now while renovating our new home in a new neighbourhood in a part of the city I would have never considered I would ever live in. But I absolutely love it and am so thankful that we made the decision to move and move on. In my old house, my home office was my cocoon, I felt an instant calm when I walked in there. That was the place I felt most as ease when I was recovering from my concussion a few years ago. I would rather lie on the hardwood floor in there than anywhere else in the house. It was always a calm place to write or edit my photos and I loved being in there. In my new home, I’m designing my office with elements of inspiration. A bright and colourful place for me to write and finally push forward on some projects that have been put on the back burner for far too long and it will be the place to get Hope For Mexico back up and running full steam ahead for our next phase in 2019. Our charity Hope For Mexico has been stalled for few years for a few different reasons. Personally, it wasn’t the right time and politically in Mexico it was not the right time. With that country’s newly elected President and understanding what he stands for; I believe the time has come to resurrect what we started and see what we can accomplish this time around.
I’m always very excited and brimming with anticipation when I write this blog post at this time of year. I know life will get in the way, I know life gets busy and priorities change but what better way to make a monumental shift in a different direction when your entire world as you knew is changing anyway. My thought is to jump on the rollercoaster, eyes wide open; plough forward; hold on tight cuz I know without a shadow of a doubt 2019 is going to be a wild ride.