My life has changed tremendously the last 30 days. In order; I came out about my struggle with depression, co-hosted my first tech event outside of the US with Tech Inclusion London. Melinda and traveled the UK (London, Manchester, Bath, Edinburgh Scotland,) for three weeks. I experienced Hamilton West End. Then Melinda and I got married. I have yet to grasp each experience fully. But I can say that each experience has affected my mindset to review life differently.

As another year embarks our world, the time comes again to set goals and outcomes that will lead to a better life. In previous years I’ve used theme words like focus, consistent and writing to guide me for the next 365 days. Reflecting on my last 30 days and blasting “Non-Stop” from the “This Is: Hamilton” soundtrack my word and theme for 2018 is “Take Action”.

If 2017 taught me anything and that last 30 days reminded me is that you can swim a black hole of emotions or walk through a rainbow of happiness and what actions you’re going to take next will determine which environment you choose to continue to experience or which environment you are going to create next. Never forget that. You are in control. Take action.

Have a very actionable 2018.

Happy New Year!

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  • Wayne, I attended a fantastic workshop this week about resilience and well-being, and one message that flashed on the screen was about regrets at losing contact with friends. So today I went searching for you, and found this post with all your news. Kudos and congratulations and handshakes and hugs to you (and Melinda). You continue to inspire me. My children and I also listen to the Hamilton soundtrack over and over. I hope 2018 is filled with happiness and awe and peace and health for you, and that we find ourselves at a coffee shop somewhere, for a moment or two of catching up.