2015 and Goals for 2016
Well another year has come and gone and as I sit here on January 8, 2016, I wonder what the year will have in store for me. Looking back on 2015, it was a very tough year for me. Nobody can tell you how hard it is to lose your father, I know he is in a better place right now but I sure do miss talking to him. The first part of 2015 was also difficult with my little buddy Callum, he was not sleeping and if I heard the word colic one more time, I was going to scream… he is much better now and one of the funniest little dudes I know. 2015 wasn’t all bad though, we took possession of our new house which is amazing and work was challenging, rewarding and fun. I truly wake up every day wanting to come to work and have never had that before in my career. I got to play lots of golf (could always play more...;-) in the summer and anytime that I get to do that I am in my “happy place”. I wish for everyone a place they can go where they are just happy, content, and at peace (maybe peace was a bad word to use here because those who know me and golf, peace maybe isn’t always involved… haha).
I have lots of things I want to do in 2016 but I think I will list 3 goals:
I want to be a better person. My father was one of the nicest people I knew and that came through in spades at his funeral. The amount of people that came up to me and said what a great man he was, that was very humbling. I asked myself, would people say that about me? I am not sure, but I am going to try to make that change in my attitude and belief in people. I want to see the good in people and just enjoy the time I get to spend with my friends and family.
Take more advantage of the time I have doing the things I love. I want to put my phone down when I am playing with my kids, I want to cherish the times I get to play golf, and I want to really work on building my skills and abilities instead of just watching TV. I know this will not be easy or be 100% perfect, but time is valuable and it goes by so fast. I just want to really be present and enjoy what I am doing.
Play in a couple of golf tournaments. I have always said for years, “I am going to play in the Alberta Amateur this year”, and for some reason or another I have not done it. To be honest it probably comes from a little fear and a little lack of time to do it. But this year I am going to do it. I played well in some course tournaments this year at RedTail Landing but I really want to see how I can compete with other good golfers from around the province. I love to compete and think it will certainly take me out of my comfort zone.
I look forward to 2016 being an amazing year, filled with family time, golf, work, working out (haha, we’ll see about that one), and bettering myself as an individual.
What are some of your goals for 2016?