You can feel it in the air and it is almost electric. It is everywhere you go. What is it? It is optimism. The optimism of this year, 2018 to be exact. So many of my friends, most everyone I know, has had a really hard couple of years. 2016 and 2017 were terrible. And, at the risk of sounding brash and trashy – those years can suck it.
Now everyone I know is saying how great this year is and will be. Every one I talk to has said how great it is, how many great things are happening, and how many exciting things are in the pipeline for later in the year.
And it is a breath of fresh air. After everyone was seemingly stuck in the muck and mire of the past few years, this optimism is what is needed. There is new energy, there is excitement, there are smiles and plans being made. Everyone is ready, we have all had enough. And it is great to hear the good news from all my friends. It is wonderful to share good news.
It is almost impossible to describe the energy, or the feeling of joy that comes from seeing and hearing my friends and loved ones tell me their good news. Business is exploding, opportunities are plentiful, ideas are flowing, plans are being made, love is blooming, and so much more. And it is time. After many hard times, it is time for the winds of change.
I remember many years ago the energy was very similar. Many people, myself included, felt an optimism about the world, life and the future. We felt that anything was possible. It was recognizing the light after the dark. It was knowing that everything is cyclical, so the good was on it’s way.
So pop the champagne, because it is here. And more is coming.