Friends, as we turn our backs on 2019, close out a decade and enter into a new one, what are your thoughts, musings? I think of how 10 years ago my oldest was just 12 years old, the exact age my youngest is now. At once I have a 22 year old young adult as well as a physical reminder of the child she once was. I am astonished at how much my life has changed in 10 very short years. I went from a family of 4 young children, to 3 off to college and a 7th grader, thankfully, still at home. Life certainly does go fast, and yes, it absolutely picks up speed as children get older. I’ve become more reflective the older I get. In those early ‘hungry years’ when life was full of promise, everyday seemed an eternity. Each day an adventure, a new experience to be had. And now here I am asking myself, “how did it slip by so quickly?”. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have regrets, rather the opposite. I am grateful that I filled our days, events, holidays, fully. We’ve lived all our experiences to the max and I’ve let my family know they are loved and each one unique with what they add to our unit. And so it is with a bittersweet longing to relive the past 10 years that I look forward to the next 10 to come. I will remind myself that right now is the best time ever and to savor all the little moments as well as the milestones. Friends, whatever your aspirations may be for the next decade, live them with conviction and know that whatever path you are on, is unique to you and your purpose.
I am so grateful for all of you and all that you have helped me to achieve. My very best wishes to you all for a very Happy New Year! May all your wishes and goals be achieved!!