The past few years have been hectic. I've had amazing highs and some lows, but constant movement.
I've been told that I like to have a lot on my plate, have many balls in the air - in other words be busy. I certainly think some of that is self-inflicted but some of that is just the circumstances I find myself in today. All great things and moments for me to learn and grow from.
What bothers me with that is I've forgotten to stop and appreciate what's been given to me and be grateful for everyone I have in my life: my wife, my son, my family and my friends.
Which brings me back to realizing I'm perhaps spread too thin. I was on Facebook browsing some old messages when I came across some old messages from my friend Stina. She passed away two years ago and I didn't even mark the moment. I have a lot to be grateful to her for. She unknowingly shaped what I wanted to do with my life - that eventually changed - but without that initial impetus, who knows where I would be?! She was that grain of sand that started a cascade of events that lead me to where I am today.
Stina - I thank you wherever you are.