What’s Next?

Daily blogging changes the way you see the world.

The way you hear music.

The way you think.

It has a way of making everything around you instantly become a potential blog post.

A shared moment with a son or daughter.

A book on display at a local juicery.

A verse of a song.

A story.

A letter.

A memory.

An epiphany.

An observation.

A challenge.

Everything.

Indeed, this blog has changed me in ways I never could have possibly imagined.

It enabled me to notice hints of stoicism all around me. And, more significantly – deep within me.

While I am so grateful for this journey, I can’t conclude my final post without pondering where I go from here.

Do I continue this daily blog?

Do I begin a new one?

Or do I just call it a day year?

As much as part of me wants to continue the Daily Rantings of a Stoic, I know in my heart that I’m ready for something new.

Whatever it was that I thought I was missing a year ago, I most definitely had found it.

And, nothing is as detrimental as not being able to recognize when it’s time to move on.

My eyes are wide open. As is my imagination.

I’ve been exploring new daily blog ideas with my daughter – concepts that are wildly different such as a blog that focuses on music or one that would test out my comedic chops.

We’ll see.

The fact is I have a lot of other projects that demand my attention right now.

And I never felt more confident in my ability to complete them.

There’s a book I’ve been meaning to finish.

A truly game-changing industry report to publish.

A screenplay to write.

And some more law to learn.

What began as a whim on a lazy new year’s day, ended up taking on a life of its own and opening a whole new world.

As much as I complained about this blog, at times dreaded it, and anxiously awaited its completion, part of me is sad that it has now come to an end.

I don’t think I could stop blogging even if I wanted to. However, I no longer feel compelled to do it every single livelong day.

So, what’s next?

I have no idea.

But, I do know that, this endeavor – like all others – will eventually lead me to a place that finds me leveraging all that I’ve gained from this experience.

Because that’s what all experiences do.

So until I figure out what comes next, I’m just gonna I keep my feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars. And, of course, relish in the fact that, yes, I fu*king did it!

So many roads left to travel
so much more I’ve yet to see
We’ll meet again on a distant path
My next journey is awaiting me… DSA 6/6/97

365 down – ZERO to go!

Done. And. Done.

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