Onward & Upward...


We are at the dusk of 2016, soon to wake up to the dawn of 2017. If you are like me, you are anxious and excited to begin a new year, a clean slate, determined not to repeat mistakes, determined to improve yourself as a human being. We all have our resolutions, and sincerely wish to see them into fruition. And this is all very admirable aspirations. But we must be careful—with grand aspirations we are more than likely unable to live up to them…and that is OK! We can only do our best!

Two profound quotes by the great 19th-century American author, Henry David Thoreau, ring inspirational to me:

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”

“Do what you love, know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.”


Let’s not forget to live “one day at a time”, for that IS all we have. Embrace what you love, those you love. Know your passion, what makes you happy, and DO IT.

Finally, I wish to thank my support system —family, friends, all people reading my book. I could never have done, or continue to do this without you.