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Have you ever found yourself wondering where the time went? At the beginning of the year, it seems like time is unlimited, with plenty of time to accomplish all the things you want to get done. And then, before you know it, it's September and school is back in session; and the year is essentially over after Halloween!

As I am looking back on 2018, I’m wondering how I spent all my time, and if I made the most of it. As with most years, we had successes along with failures, and a few "suggestions for improvement" (thanks AAALAC for that great phrase). I see SFI’s as those areas in both our work and personal lives that could use a gentle and consistent flow of – “better.”

A few highlights of the year include our 10-Year Celebration and enhancements to ACTS Academy, our online training platform. One of our goals this year for was to grow our brand awareness as we celebrated our 10th Anniversary. It was exciting to see this come together internally within the ACTS Team and with our larger ACTS community. Additionally, we wanted to provide better integration of ACTS Academy into our portfolio of services. (Thanks Ed for championing ACTS Academy!) We look forward to rolling out these new updates in 2019.

This look back at the past year (and 10 years of ACTS) has allowed me to reflect on what’s really important. As we look toward the new year, here are a few “suggestions for improvement” we could all benefit from:

  • Be grateful for all the gifts/blessings/opportunities that have come our way.

  • Work smart and work hard.

  • Don’t beat ourselves up when we don't hit our mark, but instead recognize our failure, make corrections, and get back in the game.

  • The best is yet to come - live and appreciate the moment as we actively lean into our future.

If you haven't, take some time to look back at your year - how did it go for you?  What are some personal successes and "suggestions for improvement?" As we lean into our future, we want to use this moment to say Thank You for being a part of our journey. Happy Holidays from all of us at ACTS!



AuthorCaroline Thompson