Posted On December 28, 2019 By In Regulars With 113 Views

First Word with Sue Hodgson

We’re not just about to enter a new year, we’re headed into a whole new decade. The sound of 2020 feels a little surreal to me for some reason. I’ve just returned from a beautiful trip to my other favourite island, Hawaii. This trip not only gave me time to de-stress and relax, it suddenly and unexpectedly made me pause and think: “What do I want to do when I grow up?”

At the same time I think to myself: What do you mean; I’m having the time of my life!

For as long as I can remember, this question has emerged at the most random of times: at family reunions, in our classrooms, from complete strangers. And now this query that has never failed to elicit bouts of anxiety within all of us (and I feel for my children at their tender teenage years) has abruptly struck a chord with me.

Is it the entrepreneur in me, always striving to create fresh opportunities and challenges? Or is it the need to create more fulfilling ways to help make a difference in our community toward a better tomorrow? I think all goals, business or personal, require creativity – and not just a little but a lot – to survive. As an entrepreneur I give a lot of credit to creativity. So, am I anxious for a new idea or is my entrepreneurial creativity being tested?

I guess this is the story of life. It’s incredibly complex and there’s lots going on in the environment of our lives at all times. When you think about it, a life story is written in chalk not ink and it can be changed. We are both the narrator and the main character of our story. We are in charge. What I do know is this: I’m incredibly grateful to be able to produce Seaside Magazine with my team every month, and with my children and friends by my side. But this year, I will embark on something new, something inspiring. I guess you’ll just have to wait and find out!

So go and create your own life story for 2020 and live it with absolutely no regrets!

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