As 2016 came to an end, I contemplated what adventures were awaiting the arrival of 2017. I like making resolutions, but last year I simplified it to three words: Books, Trips, Easy.
As I’ve begun thinking about my words for 2018, I decided to look back and evaluate my 2017 results.
Books. YES! it was a good year for books!
- I got to meet wonderful, creative, new authors
- The Plan, my favorite title, was re-worked and re-released
- The Retail Ladder was recorded and is available on Audible
- Ready for print is “Living Unstuck” my first collaboration.
All in all – Books was good!
- Wisconsin in the February. Visited my mother who had a very bad bout with the flu. There’s ice and snow, wind and freezing rain in Wisconsin in the February. No one has ever written a lovely song about it as they have of other places.
- Wisconsin in ‘later’ Spring. Visited my mother who was recovering from the flu and moving into assistant living. There’s ice and snow, wind and freezing rain in Wisconsin in ‘later’ Spring. Still no songs being written about it.
- Denver in the Summer. Drove to LA, flew to Denver, met the grandkids at the airport, flew back to LAX and drove 3.5 hours back home…all in one day.
- Las Vegas in the Summer. Drove to Las Vegas to return grandkids and returned to LA in an adventurous 16 hours.
- Chicago at Christmas. Three nights on Michigan Avenue enjoying the lights of the city; Wicked, jazz clubs, Hot Spiced Rum, pneumonia and a funeral.
Lesson: I must learn to be more specific with my words!
Easy… Easy is my new way of life.
- It’s about floating down stream on inner tubes.
- Taking the path of least resistance.
- It requires removing the layers of unnecessary responsibilities
- Replying, “No, I really don’t care to do that, but thanks for thinking about me.”
- It’s about trusting, laughing, enjoying, resting, living and experiencing life rather than making life happen.
Easy was a success!
What three little words will define 2018?
I’m still thinking about them, redefining them. The first is rock solid, the other two need to be evaluated. I’m considering adding an adverb or two. After all, my 2017 Trips may have been different if I had said, “Vacations”.