January 2018 Editor's Fix

Whatever you do or dream you can do begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I can feel this energy stirring as the New Year approaches, and it’s the energy of change. We can no longer turn our heads and look the other way. We are not okay with: I’ll do it tomorrow. Next time, I’ll speak up and let my voice be heard. I’m not ready; it will be too hard; I’m too busy; I’ll fail.

2018 is all about boldness. We are energized and empowered. We are ready to say yes to those opportunities and dreams and goals, and have the strength to recognize when to say no and do so with confidence.

Every day we have this opportunity, the opportunity of a fresh start.  But it’s the New Year that this resonates most with us. It’s a time to remember and reflect, and also a time to initiate change, in ourselves, our families, our community, our country, and the world. But whether you choose some random day of the year, or January 1, it all has to begin with you and a conscious effort. To affect change often takes breaking old habits. And as they say, old habits die hard. This year feels different, though, as the unanimity is a resounding “we’ve had it!” We are in a bold and confident place and it feels good. It feels like it could be easier this time.

Let’s not allow this feeling and energy to pass; instead, seize it and let it facilitate our next beginning. Harness it for the days ahead, remember what has come and what we want to follow. There is no time for tomorrow; the time is today. 2018 has 365 todays, let’s be bold within each one, and release their genius and power and magic.