End of year thoughts

Just-breatheStarting in the fall of 2014 Fred and I will be empty nesters.  That is a huge milestone.  In reality that transition will begin in June because everyone will be doing their own summer thing where we will all eventually end up being together sometime in August but not before then.  So what does that mean?


I know that I must hire an assistant in the new year.  There is no doubt that I have surpassed my ability to manage everything.  It isn't so much that I am feeling overwhelmed but more that there are many things that I know that if someone else could help me that I would be much more productive.I love being productive and there is only so much time in the day and space in ones brain to keep everything moving forward.

I always like to ponder about the past year and think about the year to come at this time of the year. This particular year I am thinking more about the future than I am about the past.

I am always excited about the investments that I am making which includes watching them grow.  I have learned a lot over the past year in regards to working with entrepreneurs.  I will do anything to help companies that I am involved with and most take me up on that by engaging me at each level from advice to connections to strategic planning.   I want to continue to work in that manner and figure out ways to engage the few that don't reach out as often.  Being a passive investor is not in my vocabulary.

I will certainly travel more and have much more flexibility to pick up and go somewhere. How that works into everything else will be interesting.  I will most definitely not be spending 12 months a year in NYC.  I love NYC but am looking forward to spending long periods of time in Los Angeles too.

I am the first to admit my eyes are so much bigger than my stomach so I see the next year as a unique opportunity to plunge into so many things I want to do…and of course there are only so many hours in a day.  I do want to be aware that my opportunity to not be as balanced in regards to coming home to the family (meaning the kids) just changes everything.  I guess I still have to worry about the dog ( LOL ) but I'd like to be able to have more time to breath and for me that is a huge commitment but I would say that is my number one goal for 2014.  Breath, breath, breath.