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A New Decade...of Change

I always find it interesting that as we close each year we are all so ready to move on- forget about the aches & pains of the passing year, the losses, illness, sadness & sorrows... We are hopeful & excited to begin a new journey around the sun with the people we love. We have dreams & goals to crush. We decide to move on from the past & live for the future- which I LOVE!
I am never really one for resolutions; basically bc I think if you call them that you may as well call them "failures" from the start- to me a "resolution" is something that you don't actually want to do. It is something you feel you should do & basically have no desire to succeed in- basically you will fail bc your heart isn't in it.

As a Special Education teacher I basically measure everything with data- I know! Basically, where is the improvement & how much? I think that as long as we are moving forward towards something that we feel is worth working for and will better our lives we are succeeding! So, when I look at the "data" what is the rate of improvement? Is it measurable- is the improvement I am making worth the effort...Am I Happy?

The second half of 2019 was tough for me... I have been feeling like I've picked myself up off the floor more than I would like to admit. I know that NOW is a great time to readjust my "SAILS." With a new decade here I am ready for a New Mindset & changes. I plan to be easier on myself; give myself more grace. Spend more time doing the things that make me happy- just because they make me happy- going for a long run, cuddling with my family, drinking more wine (even though it has calories) with my girlfriends, wearing more sneakers & less heels- or the other way around... I don't have a date to do these all by. I don't have a number or scale to record my progress. I know that I will FEEL myself improving & so will the people that I love.
So, here is my (unsolicited) advice for this new decade that we are about to meet-
Be Good to yourself & you will be your best for others
Do what makes you happy & you will be the best version of yourself
Exercise- bc YOUR health is important- BUT
Also Drink wine bc life should be fun & wine is yummy
Cuddle- with your significant other, with your children, with your pets
Wear whatever footwear you want, wherever YOU want- heels to the grocery store, GO FOR IT!
and...get a DOG- simply bc they make us all happy
*Be Yourself. *Love Yourself. & the people who are meant to love you will love you too

Happy 2020!


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