Recently the world was treated to a cosmic abnormality. We were witness to the appearance of a Blue Moon. For some reason that’s what they call it when a full moon occurs for the second time in a calendar month.

I honestly thought it would actually be blue…

Apparently Blue Moons happen rather infrequently. We won’t see another Blue Moon until January 31, 2018.

I started thinking about that date in January 2018, well over two years away. And as I stood on the beach watching the moon rise above the ocean I started to ponder who I would be when the next Blue Moon arrived.

Will the hopes, dreams, and aspirations I have for myself still remain nothing more than hopes, dreams, and aspirations come January 31, 2018? Or will I have actually brought them to life, shifting from contemplation to completion?

The question I asked myself is the same question I will ask of you; what are you going to do between now and the next Blue Moon?

There’s a great deal you can accomplish in the next 2-1/2 years. Think of the personal goals you want to attain, the business you’ve been wanting to start, the charities and causes you’ve been telling yourself you’d like to support, that book you’ve been longing to write. There are financial and professional goals to meet, health and fitness goals to strive for…perhaps finally running that 5K you’ve been talking about for far too long?

Or maybe it’s just becoming more compassionate toward yourself.

I’m using the next Blue Moon to challenge myself to stop talking and start doing. I’ve been assembling a Blue Moon Bucket List, a rather eclectic collection of the things I’ve been telling myself I want to/ought to do but have always found excuses not to. I know what I want to accomplish and while I may not achieve all my goals by January 31, 2018 I know I’ll be a lot closer to them than I am right now.

Simply because I’ve started.

The life we wish we had requires us to prioritize all we hope to accomplish and become. No one can do it for us. And time isn’t going to wait for any of us to get around to living the life we were created to live.

Who do you want to be the next time you look up and see a Blue Moon?

Be more than just be 2 1/2 years older.

It’s a great day to be you!!

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