Now that 2014 is safely in the rear-view window, I can come clean and say that it was a challenging year. It was full of life lessons, and I realized early on that it was my job to be open to what those lessons might be, and control my behavior in situations that were sometimes uncontrollable.
It was a year that brought death, but also rekindled connections with long lost family members.
It was a year packed with fun experiences and travels, and a need to walk the fine line between work and play.
It was a year that taught me to gladly let go of friendships and people that don't invest in me, and invest fully in those which do.
It was a year that presented some professional risks, and big rewards.
For me, 2014 was a year of pretty tremendous growth- both personally and professionally. I am reminded that change causes momentum, and momentum causes friction. And for all of the lessons presented in 2014, I am grateful.
And now, with the wisdom earned over the past 12 months, I look forward to 2015 and have resolved to focus on the following:
Focusing on the behaviors of others, rather than their words. There is great wisdom in the old adage that says "Actions speak louder than words."
Navigating the waters between personal and professional balance. This has been a life-long struggle for me, and while I don't expect to master it in 2015, I'm sure going to try.
I will also invest in my business by upgrading to a media management software package that will allow me to do a better job of monitoring the online and print presence and reputation of my clients. I'm particularly excited about this one.
Reminding my husband every day that he truly is the greatest man I have ever known.
Doing more yoga. Oh, and for the record, the Bird of Paradise pose that I vowed to learn? Nailed it.
I have a good feeling about 2015. Wishing you peace, happiness, and conquered resolutions in the New Year.