My Big Why

“Go out into the world and do well. But more importantly, go out into the world and do good.”

— Minor Myers

Minor Myers was president of Illinois Wesleyan University when I was a student there, majoring in creative writing and dabbling in political science, philosophy and working on my Spanish language skills.

As I look ahead to a new year, I wanted to share this quote with you, as it sums up perfectly the balance I’ve always tried to achieve in my work.

A small reflection before you close the year

I’m heading out in a few to make some final preparations for a Chismukkuh celebration I’m hosting on Sunday. My husband and I are having a small gathering of friends over for latkes and board games and (if all goes well) lots of laughter.

I know you may be already signed out for the holidays, but I’m also very aware that not everyone feels particularly merry or happy this time of year. Not just on a personal level, but the feeling that you haven’t met all your goals can also leave a lingering stain on the holidays.

If this is you, or even if it’s not, I wanted to pop in and urge you to spend a little time in reflection of all that went well this year.