Well, its that time of year where everyone takes stock of the past year and looks forward to the future. So, what did we learn this year. I learned that, once again, the doomsday people are as wrong as they ever were. Note to all those people: the world will end in a fiery mess…in a few hundred million years. No need to rush things, the stellar cycle will take care of everything like it has for the past 14 billion years or so.
Also, I learned that life is far too short to waste on the unimportant. I lost several very special people this year. Some expected, some not. All of them will be missed.
It seems as I get older, time goes by faster and faster. In my youth, time seemed to stand still. Now, I want more. Alas, I am ever the realist, and I know that my time is limited, so I need to take every opportunity to enjoy life, and the people around me, to the fullest.
I am looking forward to the challenges ahead. I start teaching a class at one of the local law schools this next semester. I hope I can inspire the people in my class to achieve the greatness that is in everyone.
I also plan to start taking better care of myself. In my rush toward my ambitions this year, I neglected myself. Time to start taking better care of me.
Tomorrow is the first day of the Western calendar. A time for renewal and awakening according to those that came before us. No matter where or how you find yourself, remember that change is the only constant in the universe. I reflect upon the past and embrace tomorrow. I hope you do the same.
– Ex astris, scientia –
I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney. As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +