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Lessons from the End of 2017

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions, but the time during (and after) a two-month pause in the mission we've worked on for over four years gave me a chance to rethink a lot of things and have come to some conclusions, some of which are new, but most aren't. Everyone deserves a second chance, and all of us get them. Some of us need the third, fourth, eighth chances, etc--to get it right, to find the groove, to align what we do, how we do it with what we believe. And as a friend reminded me once, we're all ex-offenders, just some of us got caught. Don't believe everything you think. For me this translates to withholding judgment of other people's behaviors and choosing not to interpret intent. I wonder about assumptions people make about me, and how those align with fact, or my own thoughts and beliefs. And I'm am working on aligning my own beliefs with my daily routines and actions, which is difficult for certain personality types (mine) for whom routi…