to everyone. I get a little anticipatory at this time of year. Not anxious, really, but I get this feeling that it’s all ready to unfold before me. It’s a lot like a ski race (I used to do a lot of alpine ski racing), when you’re in the gate and the starter calmly says, “racer ready…” You know what’s coming in a general sense – but none of the details – and you have a second or two to calm the brain to prepare. It’s all about to come at you, faster than you might wish sometimes, and certainly differently than you predicted or planned. But it’s not a moment of fear or trepidation – it’s a moment of possibility, pregnant with potential. For me, New Year’s Day is like that – and this year in particular. More than ever, I feel I know where I want to be. I have a plan, and I think I have the experience and the tools to make it happen.