December 2013 President’s Newsletter

As we come closer to the end of the year, I think we all think the same thing: “I MADE IT!!”

When we get wrapped up in the business of our lives, and the lives of our business, I think we have a tendency to get a little “too” wrapped up, and as we approach the holidays, it’s a good time to sit back and take a deep breath, and maybe relax and enjoy yourself at the holidays.


It doesn’t matter what holiday you celebrate at this time of the year, this is a good time for everyone to take the time to be thankful for what we have, the pitfalls we’ve avoided, the friends and family that are around us, and reflect on what happened in the previous year.


Relaxation takes on many forms, and is different for everyone.  For some, it means sitting in your jammies on the couch all day watching anything….or nothing…on TV.

If any of you are like me, a little down time is all I need to get started on a few projects that I’ve been wanting to get to all year.  I find these projects to be mentally stimulating and an escape from the trials and tribulations of everyday life.  For others, it’s taking in a road trip, or going to see friends and family that we don’t get the opportunity to see during the year.

We will be having elections for our 2014 officers later this week.  I wanted to thank all of you for a great run as president of this organization the last two years.  As I’ve said before, an organization should not receive its strength from one person, so I am happy to be stepping aside as President and having someone else inject new energy lead us in the upcoming years.  GRPP members have become like family, and like many of you sole business owners who work by yourselves most days, it’s great to get together with you and see each other and talk and laugh.  Now I can fully appreciate what a new mother feels like after spending all day spouting “baby talk” to relishes the opportunity for some adult time.  I like my GRPP time each month, and wish I could force myself to make more time for it.

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