Reflecting Back and Looking Forward

  The week between Christmas and New Year’s causes me to pause and reflect each year. The last few years I’ve spent time reflecting on the last year and then looking forward to the new year. Looking back is important, but it can be a bit of a pitfall. While I would like to paint myself as a happy, glass-half-full kind of person, the truth is that I’m a bit of an Eeyore. My natural tendency is to see things as woulda-coulda-shoulda with a strong tinge of regret. I’ve worked -and keep working- to see things in a positive light. … Read More

How to Wrap Up the Year & Look Forward

It can be tempting to avoid looking back at the year, especially if you feel that 2016 didn’t bring the change, growth or (fill in the blank) you were working towards. I get that. I’ve been there many times. But, in reality, while you and I may not have seen the big changes we were hoping for, things have happened. Sometimes it takes a bit of digging up to see the good stuff. In this post, I share what I do at the end of the year to reflect back and move forward. There are three things I look  at: … Read More