In the 1950’s there was a popular TV show called “This is Your Life” hosted by Ralph Edwards. Guests were invited on the show under false pretenses and were surprised by a narrative of their life story with a special guest from their past.
Do you ever stop, take a look around and say “this is my life?” (note the intentional question mark); or perhaps your statement involves an exclamation mark? Over the last year, I have used both a question mark and an exclamation mark when reviewing my life. Introspection is important to determine the path we are on and the path on which we intend to be. The Holiday season tends to be the most popular time for introspection. What changes will you make in the new year? New career? A baby? Weight loss? It feels as if the world is our oyster as the new year approaches. Take some time in the upcoming weeks to journal about 2013 and decide what areas of your life can use improvement and/or the areas where you excelled! You may be surprised at the results.
After all, THIS is YOUR life!