POINT TO PONDER
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
REFLECTION by Rajiv Shah
I'm currently on the road writing from a rustic Cajun diner in the middle of the Louisiana bayou. I took this trip as a way to reflect on the year and to focus on what lies ahead. I spent New Years Eve in New Orleans and had a blast there.
When I left it was New Years morning. The air was crisp and biting, but the sky was bright as I hit the open road. As I drove I felt a little sad to leave. I had such a great time in New Orleans - the rocking jazz clubs, warm southern hospitality, and incredible culinary options - that it was hard to go. I wasn't sure if I could top the experiences I had just had.
As I drove out of town I kept looking back in the rear view mirror, contemplating turning back around. Plus, I don't have an itinerary, just following where the road and events take me so it would have been easy to go back. But I need to go farther and to explore the other great things that will surely come along on this journey. I'm reassured that the open road is a constant visual reminder of the endless possibilities that lay ahead.
2014 is upon us and it is entirely in our power to make our journey what we truly desire. There is a reason that the rear view mirror is small. Our focus should be on the expansive possibilities in front of us. This year, this day, this moment is ours to make what we want out of it if you can keep your eyes on the road ahead.
Speaking of which, it's time for me to pack up and start driving again. Happy New Years to you all and keep reaching in 2014!