1 to walk, stand, or sit in a lazy way
3 to go or move slowly or reluctantly
Okay, bear with me if you are one of those people that hate those end-of-the-year reflection articles. Believe me, I'm none to fond of those either. And equally annoying are those "here's what to expect in 20xx" pieces. You know the ones written by some expert, predicting everything you need to know about 'this or that' subject for the upcoming year. Even worse are those articles outlining the best and worst of something of the year. But we at Sustainable Houston needed to communicate an end-of-the-year message. We decided to address the idea of moving into the next year with purpose, not simply reacting but really acting to make positive changes. We're not just simply waxing philosophical here but really digging in and declaring that we intend to move forward meaningfully.
There are many events over the past year that have made us feel helpless and without bearing. These include tragedies in the news and uncertainties in the economy. It would be easy to just mope our way into 2013, slouching forward, feeling un-empowered and rudderless. But here at SH, we want to be deliberate and proactive. We have a number of events outlined and a major initiative planned for the beginning of April which we will be announcing very soon. Our mission to grow the Greater Houston economy by growing local business remains paramount and we will work to carry it out with intention.
So join us as we stand up straight, with shoulders back and chin out ready to tackle the issues of supporting our local business community through sustainable business development. It's like your mom told you. When you stand up straight it makes you look taller and feel more confident. Not a bad way to walk into 2013.
-Rosalind A. Wyatt, Ph.D.