I really can’t believe it’s already 2018. Five years ago I sat down with some friends and mapped out the coming decade. Some of it was dreaming and speculation. Some of it was just the concrete facts of what was happening in the coming years. 2018 was a big one.

In 2018, I turn 40. My oldest turns 16 (and doesn’t get a car, quite yet, but still). We celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.

No matter what I did or didn’t do over the last 5 years, these were the facts that were going to happen, no matter what (I guess technically there are huge life altering derailments that could have changed those things, but you get my point).

And now we are here. 2018.

Hold on. It’s only just beginning.