Every year about this time I take stock of the past year and look ahead to the new year. Lots of people do that.
Every year has its challenges but I have far more to be grateful for from 2017 than I do to complain about.
As for 2018 I will concentrate here on my goals for this blog and related work. As 2017 draws to a close I have published a large number of book reviews over the past year. That will change in 2018. There will be fewer reviews and more articles. The frequency of posting however will go down a bit. There are personal reasons for that. The coming year promises to bring a lot of change for me.
There will be changes in my “day job”. As many of my readers know I am a circuit judge. This will be my last year fully employed as a judge. My official retirement date is June 30 but I will likely continue to serve more or less full time as a senior judge until my position is filled. If the May election does not decide who my successor is it will be decided in the November general election.
Retirement however is a misnomer for what I plan to do. When I am freed from full time work at the courthouse sometime later in 2018 I will open a mediation and arbitration practice. I also hope to have a bit more time to relax and do things I enjoy.
I plan to continue bringing you, my readers, the best information I can about books and other resources on self-improvement and the other topics I frequently write on. My aim will be to write less frequently but in greater depth.
As always I would love to hear from my readers with your questions or comments. You can post a comment here or go to my Contact page and send me a private message.
I wish all of you the very best in the new year. I hope you have set aside some time to reflect on your past year and develop a few goals for the coming year. It is an old saw but true: people who set goals and then work to implement them achieve more than those who do not.
Happy New Year!
Learn how to formulate goals correctly to gain control over your life and achieve your dreams in my book, Goal Power!Wishing you well,
Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.