February reminds me that our world evolves around love. Despite the anger, fear and hate that I see in today’s world when Valentine’s Day comes around, I think of love. I have a special man in my life, Steve my husband. We have been married for 24 years. Steve is a key part of my life. He is my rock and my cheerleader. Everyone needs someone like that in their life, to be accepted just as you are. Along with a strong marriage I have created other elements in my life that I love.
My family provides a bond of steel, a stability in the midst of chaos. No matter what I do, my siblings will be there to support me – no questions asked. My boys provide excitement and are great cohorts for a good adventure. I would have struggled taking my adventure of a lifetime going to Africa on my own.
Another big part of my life is my business, FOCUS CPA. This time of year, the work load increases dramatically. But along with the extra work, I get a chance to touch base with most of our clients. Some we only see during tax season. Even being busy I try to take to the time to enjoy. My joy comes from helping others. I love my work.
February reminds me to slow down, take a breath, let go and love what comes.
By Mary Guldan-Lindstrom, CPA