Many things have changed for me this year. I started my first blog, was promoted and most importantly grew closer to my family. So while I sit on my couch on NYE instead of partying with friends, I find great solace in the fact that a new year is upon us. I have felt different this year in many ways.
1. I felt like this was the first year that I had not met my mark of increasing my income by 5%. Luckily I accomplished this with a job change in November.
2. I felt like I was overwhelmed with my personal life. It turns out that my personal life is the envy of others. What more could I ask for a amazing wife/mother to my two constantly amazing daughters. I have some disposable income, many in the United States do not have this luxury. I have my health and my families health, even though my wife is under the weather at the moment. I have a strong external family that is there for us and provides multiple levels of strength.
3. I felt like I lost my drive. Luckily this didn’t last long, I felt in a rut in my finances, work ethic, and personal drive. With the support of a few colleagues I have regained this drive. Sometimes complacency can really set you back. I had to take a step back in my personal businesses this year and really evaluate what I was trying to accomplish. This along with a detailed list of personal, financial, family, health and miscellaneous goals I have regained this drive and am looking forward to a new year.
The point of this post is not to gloat, I am jut trying to publish my focus so that I can look back and see the many things I should be thankful for. So I will do that and then get back to enjoying the unprofessional fireworks going on in my neighborhood. I want to thank my wife first and foremost, my parents for constant support, all of my family, friends, and this wonderful country we live in. The freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis should not be taken for granted. I look forward to celebrating a New Year and a new outlook on life. Focus on the person within and great things can come your way. Onwards and Upward (of Twenty). JB