The Transition

We are nearly two weeks into the new year, and I’ve struggled to try to write a clever and funny post regarding 2018. It was a roller coaster of a year, and I couldn’t quite pull it off. Instead, I thought I’d share this. This is my journey through 2018:

  • By design, I spent a lot of time alone
  • I made myself more available for those I love
  • I recaptured my love of learning
  • Tasted wines that I only dreamed of tasting before
  • Regained my sense of gratitude
  • I recaptured “please” and “thank you,” even to strangers
  • I silently bid adieu to relationships that no longer nourish my spirit
  • I began to smile at strangers and rejoiced in their reactions
  • I restored broken relationships with old friends

This year I plan to wine more, read more, study more, travel more, and enjoy more.  Mostly wine more.

  • Forgave those who gave me bad advice once I realized that they didn’t know that the advice was flawed
  • Found it easier to say “I Love You”
  • I read more books than I did the year before
  • Talked less, listened more. Although there are, undoubtedly, those who would disagree
  • Trusted myself more. (Thanks Rod!)
  • Laughed myself to tears, but sometimes wept in pain
  • Lost friends to death
  • Finally learned about handling finances.
  • Paid off bills
  • Learned to see joy through others’ eyes
  • Immersed myself fully in my dreams, all the while embracing the uncertainty that comes with the journey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • I lived well and did so on my own terms
Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip

In 2019, I hope to repeat the list with the bad stuff left out. This year I plan to wine more, read more, study more, travel more, and enjoy more.  Mostly wine more.

Enjoy the video of the wines that I had through 2018 – there are at least a dozen missing – and stay safe and happy in this new year. I wish that we all can learn to live abundantly and appreciate our gift of life.

And now I can get back to work. I have reviews halfway written, posts almost completed, scripts for videos ready to film, and plans that have to be fleshed out. It’s going to be a busy year!


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