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Year-End Thoughts

By Roselyn Rozario

A lot can happen in one year: the birth of a child, the ending of a relationship, the death of a loved one…the list goes on. One year can hold enough changes for a lifetime. Think about one year from now, where will you be? What will your life look like? There is a lot that can happen between now and then.

As the end of the year nears, this time is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year that is coming to an end and to look forward to the one that is about to begin. In the beginning of the year, we embarked on a journey to meet the high standards and goals we set for ourselves.

In retrospect, we are faced with the truth that perhaps we aren’t in the place where we strived to be. But with that piece of honesty comes the realization that we are glad to no longer be in the same place as we were when we set out on this journey.

We are given 365 days in a year to achieve new heights and to do something extraordinary. But most importantly, we are given the time to become closer to getting to where we want to be in life. As you go about making your new year’s resolutions, think about making this new year amazing by finding motivation to achieve all that you aspire. The new year is an exciting time where everything seems “new” and “fresh,” so I urge you all to utilize this time.

Given the finite nature of time, the choices and decisions that we make to spend this time becomes crucial. The new year stands before us for the taking. The question is will you?


Roselyn Rozario is a parishioner at Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights

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