Where will you begin?
While vacationing at the beach at the end of July in Montauk, NY – familiarly known as “The End” for its location at the very tip of eastern Long Island – I could not help but think about the impending close of summer and feel nostalgic. The End. It seemed that simple.
Then I noticed my dog, who seemed to be as happy as always despite the fact that summer had only a few weeks left. While she doesn’t know anything about seasons, she certainly notices the weather change. And yet transitions don’t seem to shake her. She reminded me; transitions can be positive.
Our evolution into Fall – with cooler weather, turning leaves, chaotic schedules – could be a favorable one and signal new beginnings. Where to begin? I picked up the article I had intended to write three months ago and, with renewed inspiration, I am close to finishing it.
Where will you begin this Fall? Renew a relationship, restart a delayed project, dedicate time for exercise? Start that job search, ask for a promotion, sign on for a next level assignment?
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I look forward to changing this season with you,
I recently went to a concert of one of my favorite musicians: Keith Urban. At age 54, with more than 30 years in the music industry, he rocked a sold-out 25,000-person outdoor venue for 2+ hours on a Sunday evening in 90-degree heat. What an inspiration!
We shouldn’t have to pretend that everything is okay when it isn’t.
On a recent road trip, I stopped in Charlotte, North Carolina and discovered the city loves public art. It boasts over 60 murals, one of which caught my eye and my heart – the Confetti Hearts Wall Mural by artist Evelyn Hanson in the South End neighborhood.
Everyone has heard, seen and dissected the “slap” Will Smith bestowed on Chris Rock. On the precipice of receiving the crowning achievement of his career, the Academy Award for Best Actor, Smith slapped Rock on television before a global audience.
As we enter this new year, the pandemic is still creating uncertainty in our personal and professional lives. That said, now is the most popular time to set goals and resolutions. In order to set ourselves up for success, we need to be thoughtful about what we want to accomplish.
Who among us hasn’t had a moment, a day or a week where we felt the pressure in our lives – professionally and personally – to “go out there” and do what is expected of us even when all we really wanted to do was get back under the covers?