I think that title might describe my life…in review. I am always looking in the rear view mirror to see if I’m measuring up to some ideal I have about who I am. I spend a lot of time reviewing my actions, my travels, my words. Those are but a memory, I should probably be focused on the future. But it’s hard to leave behind the past…in so many ways.
I feel compelled to take a look at 2015 to see how it stacked up. In the travel department, it was awesome. We did our usual traipsing around the US throughout the year – from California to Florida to Maine, and a ton of states in between. We ventured up to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick after a rousing 4th of July spent in Boston. We saw our Nation’s Capital in the spring, we hit Disney World in January, and Australia in October. I love the travel, it is one of my greatest joys, to experience other cultures and ways of life.
Our family is good, everyone seems to be making their way in the world without too much interference from us. The grandchildren are awesome and growing like weeds, the boys think Grandpa is awesome, the girls are still deciding, but seem to be coming around.
We had a tragedy strike our business early in the season, and although we recovered to be able to continue, it still weighs heavy on our thoughts. Safety continues to be our primary concern.
Our friends were, once again, awesome, throughout the year. So many that reached out to us on so many occasions to make us welcome in their worlds. We are so fortunate. The people we meet and spend time with provide context to all the travel, they are the reason we enjoy our time on the road so much.
Each year I work towards something new and different, I set aside things that aren’t working as I want to so that I can re-work them until they make sense. Two years ago, I launched All Terrain Hero – the concept made sense to me, we already had a race track, why wouldn’t we put runners on the same course and give it double duty (on different days, of course). Things I hadn’t considered were – how remote our tracks are; how exhausted my team is after a real race day; that I don’t know how to break in to the running community. Some locations did ok, some not so much. So, while we will continue to support The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation through other fundraising, I’m going to shelve All Terrain Hero for a bit.
This year, my launch is something online that I’ve been doing for a long time, but had been doing individually instead of to the masses. I launched a new website on the 1st and will be sharing more of that as we move along. If you want a sneak peek (it’s anything but perfect right now) – go ahead and take a look at www.UnscriptYourLife.com It will improve with age, but the concepts are all there.
Thank you for a great and powerful year, it truly was awesome, 2016 is going to be even more so, more good things are coming our way. We truly are living in a time of blessed abundance.
Join me won’t you?