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Happy New Year

Happy New Year -2014

As I sit here on New Year’s Day, I think about the past year. WOW! What a year it has been. I also think that in less than two weeks, it will be the 23rd anniversary of when my mother died at the age of 48. For a LONG time, I thought that was my fate too, but now that I am a month away from my 49th birthday, I realize how much time I wasted thinking that. What I thought was going to be my last year on earth was one of my best ever!

In October of 2012, I started an incredible journey and this past September, I became a Certified Professional Coach. It was a lot of work, but worth every second that I spent doing it. I met incredible people along the way and know that I will have some of them in my life for a long time. I spent my 48th birthday locked in a hotel due to a major blizzard with this group of wonderful people. It was ironic that for many years, I thought that 48 would be my last birthday and it ended up being a rebirth of sorts. A rebirth to a new me! I actually had a fantastic year! I looked back at my gratitude journal from the past year and there was so much that I was grateful for.

Completing my Coaching certification was pretty big this year, but another huge event for me was the day I jumped out of a plane! Yup! If you had asked me a few years ago if I had any interest in doing this, my answer would have been an absolute NO! Something changed and I realized that if I could jump out of a plane that I could do anything! Jumping out of the plane made me realize that the anticipation of the act is not the same as the act itself. How often do we get stressed about something then when we finally do it, it just isn’t that big of a deal. That is what jumping out of a plane was like. It solidified, what I had been learning over the past few years and that is to not sweat the details..

As I approach 49, which for a long time I didn’t think I would ever see, I have a new outlook and a new mindset. This isn’t the end…….it is only the beginning… Bring on 2014. I can’t wait to see what is in store this year!

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