Zipping into 2018!

On Wednesday I took my daughter Claire to TreeHoppers in Dade City. We spent a few hours 40 feet up in the oak trees, zip lining and working our way through obstacles.

It was hard, and even in the cooler temps we got sweaty, but it was a ton of fun as well. My muscles are still sore a few days later, but I’m tempted to buy a TreeHoppers membership and make this a part of my fitness routine….

Trying something new is a great way to start 2018. There were big changes in my life over the last 12 months, some good, some challenging. Change always happens in life, nothing stays the same.

At 43 years old I’m navigating the surreal world of online dating, technology that did not even exist that last time I was single back in 1995!

There are many parts of my life that I’ve worked on over the last few years; becoming a student of leadership, paying off a ton of debt, working on my faith… and I know that if I want to get into another long term relationship there are many options out there.

I envy those men who get married young and stay married for 50 years, like my parents, but that was not in the cards for me. I was married at 23 years old, and what I did NOT know at that age could fill volumes!

My sales team at Tampa Bay Solar is slowly coming together, last month was the first time I had several reps write multiple deals. There are people who will join my team in 2018 that I haven’t met yet, and I’m looking forward to that.

Balloon Distractions is still booking gigs in a handful of cities, but I’m no longer driving the growth of that business. It would require travel around the country, and I can earn far more from the solar business without leaving Tampa Bay.

Besides, both of my daughters live with me (Grace goes to college at CMU in Pittsburgh, but she stays with me over the breaks). As a single parent I want to be here for my girls, even though they are both technically adults now.

For 2018 I’m broadcasting tons of hope, love and enthusiasm out there into the ether.

There will be MANY unexpected blessings this year, and I welcome those blessings wholeheartedly!

Ben Alexander

January 2018