Looking Back, Looking Forward / by Chel Wolverton

I spent the last few hours of 2007 writing down what I wanted to accomplish this year. With Chris Penn's words ringing in my ears about goals and wishes, I created a few that matter to me. Probably more than I should have, but then I am afraid to leave something out. I'll post on my goals a bit later as I want to let them set internally first. I want to look back on 2007 quickly and say that the year was both difficult and amazing. It had challenges and rewards. That's a great thing because I've learned a lot about myself and about life.

I've recounted many times how I met Chris Penn and how he showed me to open doors. I couldn't ask to have met a better friend and am lucky that I've found him at this stage in my life. Because of those doors opening, I've met Matthew Ebel and worked with him. I started a business that is still growing but is honestly keeping my on my toes. I've enjoyed several friendships that I wouldn't have if I hadn't walked through those doors. I can't list everyone but all of you matter to me.

The greatest gift is that I've grown both emotionally and professionally to a point where I am proud of who I am. There have been some difficult moments but those have made me stronger and better.

This year my theme seems to be growth and focus. I'm also tagging it the year of love, giving, business, spirituality, inner peace, focus and music. I want to find peace in myself, to fortify myself with spirituality, focus and music (yes, music). I want to give love and of myself to others to help them achieve their goals and strive to find ways in my business to do that effectively as well on a professional level.

Goodbye 2007. Thank you for bringing the gifts (and twitter!) that you have, even with the hard lessons that brought pain.

Hello 2008. Please bless my friends with love and security and happiness this year. Let them find themselves as much as I have and grow. It's the biggest blessing one can receive.

Thanks to all of you for being a part of my life this year. My door is always open to you. Let's make 2008 even better.