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End of an Era

Friday, June 11, 2021

Here we are.

They’ve announced the approach to the final destination, and there’s nothing we can do to change that: “end of track” means we can go no further.

There are times when you’re nearing a station or an airport and you’re filled with anxiety. Whatever’s waiting is strange and unknown. Perhaps you’ve been compelled to make this stop because of events outside your control.

And it’s true the closing of SparkPeople is exactly that. Whether we want to go or not, whether we want to stop or not, we have to.

But what if the strange and unknown can be remolded into fresh and different? New ideas, new experiences, new people as we grow and progress and change.

The difference isn’t in what unfolds next. The difference is in how we approach what unfolds next. Change presents opportunities.

If Spark has become a habit, automatic and unthinking, now’s the time to create new habits, learn new techniques, and build on the foundation you’ve made for yourself through SparkPeople. Becoming healthier is always a worthy goal, with or without the security of the familiar. The best DIY project of all is self-improvement.

You don’t need to convince yourself you can set your own course – you only need to believe.

There’s a new horizon.

Carpe diem, people!

[I anticipate this will be my last blog on SparkPeople. I’m thinking about setting up a public blog, but I’ve not yet decided – it’s early days. If you want to keep in touch, or if you want news about where I go next, drop me a PM through SparkMail and I’ll send you my email address. Meanwhile, remember, Life is made from verbs: go, do, live.]
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