The end of a year can feel a bit limiting. After all, with so little time left, how could I possibly catch up on all the great things I had intended to get done?

Some things just aren’t going to happen.

I view this as an opportunity, though, to do a personal reboot. My computer seems to need one periodically, as it accumulates a bunch of cruft and loses available memory.

Hey, that’s like the feeling I’ve had of half-finished tasks and nagging actions! If I’m honest with myself, I’ll never actually get to most of them.

And that’s OK.

So it’s time to do my personal reboot. That will look like cleaning up my office, evaluating my priorities for the new year, and even flat-out cancelling some to-do items which aren’t essential.

To create space. To start fresh.

But most importantly, after today, I’m pretty much taking the rest of the year off. OK, I have three meetings after Christmas — one’s a party, and the other two are at breweries. So the label “meeting” is a bit overrated.

I hope that you’re taking time to look at the new year afresh — even reading this after you’ve returned from a well-earned vacation!

As for me, I’m outta here.


This post was first published in InnovatioNews.