The start of a new year always prompts thoughts about change. I think we all have a love/hate relationship with that concept. How about this year we simply focus on moving forward?
There are a lot of reasons to look back especially if we need to learn something. But we can get lost in the haze of what should have happened - in our personal and professional lives, in our relationships, and in our world.
Don't look back. That's not the direction you going. Sometimes Facebook is full of wisdom.
One of the most incredible things about TTN is that there is always something new - a new member, a new program, a new idea for how to improve what we do. And there are new opportunities to build new relationships even as we endeavor to manage the challenging ones.
In 2017, I envision a stronger TTN. I see growth and renewed commitment to the idea of impact - our impact on each other and our impact on the world. After all, our mission says, "As a national organization, The Transition Network is a voice for women who continue to change the rules." Let's work together to do this.
This year I want us to find our voice - not necessarily in politics, which is on everyone's minds these days - but as women, individually and collectively. Having a voice requires listening. This is why we have two ears and one mouth. I want us to listen more, to be kinder, more supportive, and understanding. Together we are powerful. Let's use that power to lift up each other and our TTN community.
Thank you to all who participated in our year-end annual appeal. Your extra support makes a difference in our ability to continue our important work.
All the best to you and yours for a brilliant 2017!