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It’s the end of the year and the end of the decade, in fact. I feel like I should be writing something profound, yet there’s not much that comes to mind.

The last ten years have brought me to where I am today. I was 28 when the decade started. I was just starting out with the real part of my life. My daughter was a year old. and I was a new single parent. I had moved to a new country and was trying to find my foothold in my career.

10 years later I’ve not only excelled in my career, I decided to make the move of starting my company.

These 10 years have also seen me grow into a different person.

With time, I’ve learned to deal with people better and learned that I don’t always have to prove a point.

I’ve learned that sometimes it’s better to give people the benefit of the doubt and sometimes you just have to watch your back because people can be evil.

Most importantly, I’ve learned that work should not be our primary goal in life. Yes, it’s true we read the quotes and hear the stories but, don’t pay attention to it often enough. Work is important because we have to survive but, not at the cost of missing out on spending time with family.

So as the year and the decade come to a close, the only goal I have for the New Year is to work on improving myself… work on being a better person with the hope that the rest of it becomes clearer with time.

Happy New Year… I hope 2020 is a fantastic year for all of us!

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