The first month of the new year named from the Roman god, Janus. A two-faced god, who was said to look backward with pride and forward with hope. However, I’m reminded of the question: why is the rear car window smaller than its windshield? The answer is simple: it’s more important to where you’re going than where you’ve been. And as I age, I agree. Certainly, I think I had a good past. Were there things I could have, should have, would have done? Sure. A myriad of things, but do I get any do overs? The past is just that–gone. Now, my only choice is to look forward.

I’ve never had ESP; I’m not a seer. I can’t see the future. Hell, I’m lucky if I can find my car keys or glasses at any given time. But I can look forward to tomorrow, even though, I’ve no way of knowing how many I have left. I’m excited to introduce my newest novel, The Academy, later this month and anxious to meet my first grandchild next month! Thankfully, I still dream big dreams filled with both hope and enthusiasm for 2023.

Happy New Year friends. Enjoy your memories, but embrace your future. And for Heaven’s sake, don’t let the grass grow under your feet. Our world needs us to move on!

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