Each new year, I have looked back upon the previous and ahead to the future. After many hard lessons in the past, the future has been increasingly brighter. The last 5 years have taken me sailing and flying around the globe to more than 50 countries, making friends home and abroad, creating a home in Vancouver, meeting an amazing woman, and working with people who value me.
In the last year, I’ve realized that I need to stand my ground and say ‘no’ when the impossible is asked of me. Heroics cannot be considered normal, nor expected routinely.
In the last 6 months, I’ve realized that I cannot give less than my all. I can either effect change and push for improvement, or remove myself from the situation.
In the last 3 months, I’ve realized that I enjoy working with people I value and respect, and who also value and respect me.
This new year will challenge me in ways I cannot even yet fathom.