The end of 2018 is almost here and I am struggling to reflect on the previous year with any amount of grace. The year began with a sense that anything was possible. I was so excited for the opportunities the new year presented and I was pretty sure 2018 was going to be my best one yet. I enthusiastically made plans and set intentions and just KNEW that by the end of the year I would be over the moon with the progress I had made in every facet of my life. Now, it’s 12 months later and all I can do is shrug and say so… that happened.
Pretty much nothing about 2018 went as expected. As I reflect on the year, I am clearly seeing that the year was just a bunch of things happening to me, many of which were completely unforeseen and definitely out of my control. This year has been a great big, 12 month long reminder that how we react to things shapes our lives just as much, if not more, than the situations in which we find ourselves.
My next year is starting with a lot of uncertainty and unknowns. But after all this practice in reacting to crappy situations, I feel I am in the right place to face that uncertainty head-on. And, in the spirit of not letting what is beyond my control derail the plans I’m putting into place, I am determined to MAKE 2019 the first of many great years.