A new year. A new start? Plenty of people make new year resolutions, are you one of them? A popular one is to get fit or keep healthy. I started off this year by driving the incredibly short distance to work. Ahem. It was influenced by the torrential rain and gale force winds, along with the four bags I had to carry. Ah well, there's always tomorrow.
At the end of every year I look back and take stock. What's happened? Any major changes? What would I like to have accomplished by the end of next year? This year has probably seen the biggest changes in a long time. New business, new nieces (my brother had twin girls this year!) and a new future. I was thinking about this as I was packing up at work and I suddenly tuned in to the music that was playing. I won't trouble you with the entire song, but here's a snatch.
If you want it, then you got it -
Don't let this moment pass you by,
Take a long shot,
Give it all you got -
You'll never know unless you try,
You can only sink or swim,
Baby, just dive in...
So what's the worse thing
That could be happening?
(You test the water and you
find that it's a little too hot)
Make your move, you gotta choose -
Are you ready or not?
Don't waste a lifetime waiting,
You know its now -
So turn around...
Just dive in.
It caught my attention. Wise words indeed. Let this be the year to try something new. Just because you've never done it before, or think it might not work, don't let it hold you back. Go for it. I know I will.
Happy new year one and all.