Happy New Year!

Saturday, 31 December 2016



Can you believe 2016 is finally over? 


I hate to say it, but I’m kind of glad to see it go. It has been a particularly difficult year-- watching politicians turn back time (and not in a good way) and seeing some of our greatest talents pass away-- I won’t even go into the personal obstacles we’ve faced. I’m sure ours has not been the only family.


So, on we move to 2017—which had better be awesome! Every year millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions and a very small percentage actually keep them past January. Hell, some don’t even make it past January 15th


I gave up on resolutions a couple of years ago, and decided to try instead to pick a few areas of my life to focus on. Instead of setting goals I had to achieve (like ‘lose 10lbs’), I chose the areas which I felt needed extra attention and decided to concentrate on paying more attention to them. Not necessarily for a particular end goal, just to work on myself and my dreams a bit more.


I find that this focus instead of making New Year’s Resolutions seems to work better for me. I don’t feel discouraged because I didn’t hit a milestone or achieve a goal and that makes me more likely to stick to my focus. 


For 2017, I plan to focus on three areas of my life—my health, my writing, and my budget. I admit, I do have a few… let’s not call them goals, instead let’s call them desires, associated with each. I would like to lose weight, but mostly I want to be active again. I want to get back to running and doing yoga regularly. I would like to publish this year (and I will, even if it is only one book), so I need to write every day. I love spending money and would like to clear some debt.


I don’t have a tremendous amount of debt to clear, or weight to lose, but I don’t really want to put any strict number on either. I have decided to stop looking at life as year by year and instead develop a three-year plan to achieve my biggest goals. Having a brand-new Passion Planner, definitely helps with that.


How about you? Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Do you keep them?



Can you believe 2016 is finally over? 


I hate to say it, but I’m kind of glad to see it go. It has been a particularly difficult year-- watching politicians turn back time (and not in a good way) and seeing some of our greatest talents pass away-- I won’t even go into the personal obstacles we’ve faced. I’m sure ours has not been the only family.


So, on we move to 2017—which had better be awesome! Every year millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions and a very small percentage actually keep them past January. Hell, some don’t even make it past January 15th


I gave up on resolutions a couple of years ago, and decided to try instead to pick a few areas of my life to focus on. Instead of setting goals I had to achieve (like ‘lose 10lbs’), I chose the areas which I felt needed extra attention and decided to concentrate on paying more attention to them. Not necessarily for a particular end goal, just to work on myself and my dreams a bit more.


I find that this focus instead of making New Year’s Resolutions seems to work better for me. I don’t feel discouraged because I didn’t hit a milestone or achieve a goal and that makes me more likely to stick to my focus. 


For 2017, I plan to focus on three areas of my life—my health, my writing, and my budget. I admit, I do have a few… let’s not call them goals, instead let’s call them desires, associated with each. I would like to lose weight, but mostly I want to be active again. I want to get back to running and doing yoga regularly. I would like to publish this year (and I will, even if it is only one book), so I need to write every day. I love spending money and would like to clear some debt.


I don’t have a tremendous amount of debt to clear, or weight to lose, but I don’t really want to put any strict number on either. I have decided to stop looking at life as year by year and instead develop a three-year plan to achieve my biggest goals. Having a brand-new Passion Planner, definitely helps with that.


How about you? Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Do you keep them?


*Reprinted from TNC*

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