I’m on the final approach to O’Hare on what I just realized is my 50th and (thankfully) final flight of 2015. For the entire flight from New Orleans, I did nothing but stare at the back of the seat in front of me and reflect on the busiest, most stressful, yet most amazing year of my life to this point.
I was in New Orleans for my my “Annual Reboot.” Each year I take a long weekend, usually in a fun city, just to reflect on the year ending, envision an ideal upcoming year, and put the plan together to achieve this vision. In addition to this self-reflection, I tend to get a lot of creative work done while I’m sitting in the coffee shops, cafes, museums, pubs, and taverns that I discover while exploring each city I visit. Most importantly though, I take the time to enjoy myself and meet new people wherever I’m visiting. It’s energizing, to say the least.