I’m not quite sure how a numerical digit can creates such a sense of excitement and optimism. New Year’s Day is really just another day but it has the ability to represent so much more. It’s a reminder that every day of your life begins as a blank page, but New Year’s Day is the first blank page of a new unwritten chapter. It’s a brief intermission in a story yet to be completed. The celebration of New Year’s Day is a break to reassess the direction of the plot and a chance to alter the next chapter.
A few pages into the next chapter of your life, you may have settled into the New Year. You may have recovered the rhythm of life disrupted by the holiday season and bounced back to business as usual. You might still be chasing resolutions or you may have already ditched the gym or diet because of a late night football game or a few inches of snow. You may be fully committed, which I hope you are. But just as a red herring in a book, distractions in life can temporarily misdirect our focus. Everyday is an opportunity to build on your own personal story.
No matter what you have planned for 2017, there are still 354 pages left of this chapter of your life. I assure you, there are no words written in ink. The only text to be found is in pencil and can change with or without notice. Every page to be written will build on the content of the preceding story. Every day is important and every action will be noted. Whether saving for retirement, preparing for retirement, or just living life, there is an opportunity to lay the foundation for the next chapter. Afterall, we’re each the protagonists in our own story.
Written by Alex Vassey, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Vassey Financial Planning & Investments. With systematic planning and proven strategies, Alex Vassey helps families prepare for all stages of life from college savings accounts, to funding a busy and vital retirement, to handling long term care insurance needs. You can reach Alex via email at Alex@vasseyfpi.com or at his office, located at 140 Bountyland Road, Seneca, SC 29672.