2016 leaves us here in my part of the world with a clear cold sky adorned with the most brilliant crescent moon and Venus shining so brightly it seems like a mini version of the sun. It’s simply stunning outside.
Usually I do a review of years end most popular posts but time for another change. 2016 was a year I concentrated more on me after an intense spring working on Site C posts…which turned into a summer writing about Site C even while exploring the mountain! After nearly ten years writing here, it was time.
And the year has brought much change for me… and I would do it all again in a heart beat. Sometimes we get too comfortable where we are sitting, we resist change because the unknown is scary or it is too much work or maybe we just don’t know were to start.
And of course you have to make sure it’s a good change or you just may end up in a situation where Donald Trump becomes your president…
I’m excited about 2017 for a few reasons. I am seeing more and more people coming to the realization that the way the current government operates isn’t working for a lot of people. And I am seeing many more people asking what they can do to change that. They are realizing the power of their vote ( I hope! ) and I urge them all to do their research and use it well.
And for political parties in BC? I urge them to #respectthevote each of us has and actually try to earn it rather than just buy it, or assume it belongs to them. Guess what? Telling people not to vote Green or Indie or Conservative ( do we have any this time?) or Communist for that matter ( we do have those!) didn’t work for you any other times you tried it, so maybe challenge yourself to actually work harder at earning their vote via your policy.
RESPECT THE VOTE.
And for the rest of you? Thank you. Thank you for reading and sharing, for discussing and being a part of things like the entire #notrealworld hashtag that is still going strong.
I hope you stay for the ride in 2017. The first blog post of the year is sure to raise some eyebrows and generate discussion. And I wish you all, every one of you, will keep the faith that change is not only possible it is coming. Will it come this May? I don’t know. But I am going to work hard to make that happen.
Remember, we may not all have the same path or ideas, but I think most of us are playing for the same team and have the same destination. Let’s up the game for everyone. Raise the bar. And make 2017 the best we can.
Happy New Years everyone! Be safe, and see you next year!