January 20, 2015

Fireworks and Party Hats

By Maria Rudesill

Happy New Year! Well, since it is already halfway through January, how about "Happy New Third Week of January"! Um..okay, since it is Tuesday, that doesn't quite work either. So, let's just settle on "Welcome To The Trek!" Whether you are joining us as part of a class, on a solo journey, or simply deciding whether to sign up, we want to say hello and we are so glad that you are here!

I think the new year is a great time to start something adventurous. What is it about the flip of a calendar page or a change of season that brings hope to our everyday life? I can remember sitting in front of the TV, watching the fireworks and confetti rain down on Times Square, thinking about how one year just came to a close and another just began. It was magical, inspiring, and filled my head with dreams of things that would be different! Maybe you remember that as a child? Me too, although in full disclosure, I felt the exact same way just three weeks ago...yeah, I am a sucker for party hats and paper noisemakers.

When you stop to think about it, though, the flip of a calendar page doesn't really make all of the troubles of the last year disappear. When the confetti is all swept away, you are still here...in a familiar place...wishing things could be different.

However, you are HERE! You may be surrounded by the same ol' problems, but you are starting an adventure that will give you a new way of understanding your past, present and future! You are taking a step to reach for that better life that you know is out there! Change is the name of the game and you are set to play!

Can I tell you something exciting? Times Square without the lights, party props and people is still Times Square. All of the cleaning up is just surface work. But, if you do the hard work and take advantage of the tools presented in The Trek, you are doing so much more than surface work. You are digging deep and transforming your life.

And that is something to celebrate!

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