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Miles to go before I sleep

One of my favourite poems is Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.” The last stanza, in particular, resonates with me:

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

My work is never done. There’s always a new project to complete, a new dream to chase, and places to be. I have responsibilities. It’s wonderful to take part in the world, so as much as I need to rest, there’s still a long way to go. This what I need to do:

The last item may never happen, but that’s okay. Without the satisfaction of completion, I’ll always find room to improve and do more with my life.