“Your time is limited…
so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.”
~ Steve Jobs
Although it is now well into celebration time for New Years Eve 2013 across Canada, I’ve just finished cleaning up and the kids are off to bed…. : ) I’m pouring a glass of wine, and sitting down here with you for now… but more than likely, I’ll be asleep when 2013 makes its appearance – and that’s just fine with me!
2012 has been an incredible year, and I credit that to the portion of the speech quoted above.
Some would say I have taken the road less travelled and… I agree. It’s been a long road, often uphill, no guard rails and on the edge of many potentially life-ending cliffs. But if you read the blogs of my friends in the ‘dreaded blog-o-sphere’, as the corporate media commentators refer to us as, with a rather unhealthy zeal….I think that holds true for many of us.
We often take the road less travelled, but I dare say it’s a hell of a lot more rewarding most of the time. We decide what we want to write, and when, and why it matters.
This has been a year of opportunity for me, and quite possibly only because I started for once, at the ripe old age of …. 40 something… to really live and work as I wanted to, not as someone else felt I should.
I said goodbye to the dogma that guides many, and I definitely did not let the opinions of others drown out my inner voice.
And I’m not looking back.
Peter Legge once told me to walk through every door that opens, and explore every opportunity. Some might pan out, some might not, but you’ll never find out if you don’t try.I think it’s pretty damn good advice for everyone.
Behind all of this, is my wonderful little family, my friends, and all of you – many of which fit into both categories by way of like minds and goals. I want you to know how important you are to me, and to my work, and that’s why this blog has always been a group effort. You often thank me for writing, but without each of you sharing, contributing to the discussion, and spreading the word, it really wouldn’t work . And that’s why I do it.
Ok… well that, and to keep these crooks accountable! : )
Happy New Year, everyone. 2013 is going to be one helluva year!