As we prepare for this new year let us reflect on where we want to be. The closer we get to our goal sometimes, the more turmoil may arise. But our focus needs to remain on the end goal. For myself personally, this year has been one of growth and hardship. And as I continue to persevere and get on track, I noticed the opposition coming from people. I almost want to quit, but then I remind myself of the person out there who needs me to hang in there. I was looking at the news this morning and reflecting on the criticism President Obama gets on a daily basis. I think about how him quitting would impact our nation. While I am no president of the U.S. I am valuable and I have a purpose just like each of you. So when you feel like giving up, remember why you started.