It’s time to put 2018 to bed and look ahead to the goals we can set in the new year. The chronological line is completely arbitrary, of course, but it’s fascinating to look at blocks of time to reflect on who we were and what mattered to us. Yesterday, I watched a marathon on CNN about “the 2000s” and the events of that decade. We are now in the final year of the following decade. How will historians look back on the events of the final year before our world entered “the twenties.” That sounds weird.
Transitioning to a new year is a healthy “reset button” for the mind, a chance to remind ourselves that time is slipping by, and we have a limited number of days remaining to get stuff done before they lower us into the ground. It’s also fun to guess what lies in store for us and review in 12 months to see how wrong we were.