Make it gold

It's minutes before New Year's.

I remember one year I celebrated with my father and my cousin Charlie, who was several years older than I was (thirteen at the time). Minutes after the clock struck twelve, I asked my cousin, "What does it feel like to live in the 90's?" He paused for a second and said, "Exactly the same as it did in the 80's."

As little as it was, my bubble burst. I was clinging to some illusion time could change something. But time doesn't change anything: we do.

For a long time, Keith Raniere has spoken about making one's word gold. This is what I've spent the day thinking. Yes, New Year's is a great time for resolutions, but what's the point if you brush them away? 

Here's to a new year. Here's to making it golden.