With the chaos of the holidays behind us, I finally feel like I have a second to share some updates...

2017 saw a great deal of change in my world--some parts wonderful, some parts extremely painful. In the past few months, I achieved some milestones in my career that I am very proud of, I moved into a new apartment with two good friends in Manhattan, and welcomed a handful of positive personal changes including health improvements and an unexpected new relationship. On the other hand, I also suddenly lost my childhood dog of 13 years. Suffice it to say, it was a year of highs and lows, but I am optimistic about the year to come.

As I look into the next 365 days, I can certainly say that I am grateful that I have a career that I enjoy and excel at. I am grateful that I have an extremely giving and wonderful group of loved ones in my life. I am grateful that I have a new apartment in one of my favorite neighborhoods in one of my favorite cities in the world. I am grateful that, as difficult as it may be to weather challenges, I am forced to endure them and see the rainbow after the storm.

The past year was a rollercoaster and as is typically the case, the greatest lows were defined by forces outside of my control. The lows were, as Baz Luhrmann has shared in his Sunscreen Song, “things that never crossed your worried mind -- the kind that blindside you at 4 PM on some idle Tuesday”. Worrying about the future solves nothing, but embracing the positives in the present makes life worthwhile.

As I look ahead into 2018 through some rose-colored lenses, I know that life may not always deal every card we wish. The best we can do is to look forward with optimism, and know that without pain, it's impossible to recognize the good.

Bring it on, 2K18.


Not Jordy

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