Hi there, and welcome back to Too Many Books to Count! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day, and I’m glad you came back over to read my final post of 2018. It’s been a fun month, hasn’t it?
All month long, I’ve been talking about a few things I want you all to keep in mind as we close out 2018 and usher in 2019, and today, I probably have the most important topic of all. True, this month has been full of things you probably already knew, things you might not have wanted to be told again, but we can always stand to be told at least one more time.
Especially when it’s something important.
#6: Time to move on
If there’s only one thing you focus on, as you glance back and forth between the year behind you and the year ahead, let it be this. It’s time to move on. It’s time to step forward, to walk straight into the future with your head held high.
Yeah, it’s hard to move on. Yeah, for some of us, 2018 was horrible. Yeah, for some of us, 2019 doesn’t look any better.
That doesn’t mean you can’t grow through it, learn from it, and move on.
In fact, that’s exactly what you should do.
It’s time to move on.
If you’re still one of those people who sees 2019 as nothing but a blank slate, a year in which you’ll accomplish far more than you accomplished in 2018, then it’s time to stop looking back at 2018. It’s time to look forward.
But if you’re like me, if you don’t think of time and years the same way everyone else seems to, then it’s time to buckle down, to stay strong, to keep moving. December gets busy. We all know that. January is usually just as hectic. So keep your head up and keep moving.
Keep calm and carry on, as they say.
The new year brings opportunity. So did the year you’re leaving. What are you going to do with it? Are you going to look at 2019’s opportunities and shrug, like you did with some of the ones in 2018? Or are you going to move on, to keep going, to keep pushing forward?
Well, that’s for you to decide.
Either way, it’s time to move on.
Whether from a year of glorious victory or a year of wretched failure, it’s time to move on. To move into the future. To look to the better that’s just over the horizon. Because whether you’re in a good place right now or not, there’s always something better, just over that hilltop.
All you have to do is get there. Move on. Keep moving. Don’t ever let the calendar get you down.
Thank you all, once again, for sticking with me this year! I’ll see you on the other side. (where, I should mention, I'll be posting in the RADblog for both January and February!)