Reflecting on 2016

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Glen writes……

Are you reflecting on 2016?

For me it has probably been one of my most challenging and rewarding years…….luckily most of the challenge has been consciously chosen, because I chose to stretch myself….but also because it has been a period of huge transition…….

From a dad living part-time with my daughter for 18 years, to a dad with a daughter living 10,000 miles away 

From a part-time partner living apart to a full-time partner living together in a metal box on wheels! 

From a UK resident for 46 years to an Australian resident 

From a lifetime of home-loving house dwelling to nine months on the road with the stress (and excitement) of constantly moving home

From a part-time generalist in “men’s issues” for 20 years, to a full-time specialist in male suicide prevention **

From a full-time paid employee for 15 months prior to emigrating to being self-employed again for the past 15 months !!

I could write a book about 2016 but I’ll keep it very short…….it’s been exciting, inspiring, heart-opening, mind-expanding, emotionally draining and life-affirming.

I haven’t made resolutions yet but at 8am on New Year’s Eve I have big questions……..

*Is the Year of the Rooster good news for Roosters like me?

*How do I get better at balancing my many selfish dreams and taking care of the relationship that is my foundation and make sure that relationship gets better every year?

*What does it look like to be the best dad I can be to an adult daughter?

*What does it look like to make a difference and make money in 2017?

*What does it look like to make a difference and make money for the next ten years?

*What am I going to do to make my recurring resolution to be fitter and healthier really stick this year?

If you got this far, thanks for reading and have a Joyous 2017.

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