Becoming the best version of yourself

Resolutely Giving Up Resolutions!


It’s not even a month yet and already most people have probably given up on some, if not all of their New Year’s Resolutions!  For me, if I’d lost those 10 pounds each year I’ve resolutely resolved to lose those 10 pounds??   I would’ve disappeared by now.  POOF!

This year I plan to not set myself up for failure!  I learned alot in 2016.  I learned that people I thought I could trust – don’t have my back.  That doesn’t make me “less” trustful, just makes me realize that all those years that you heard the saying, “You can count on one hand the true friends you have”; it’s probably true.

I used to count the number of good friends I had by the number of Christmas cards I mailed out.  Let’s just say that both numbers have been pared down over the past year.  That’s not really a bad thing, gives me more time to concentrate on the right people for the right reasons!

You don’t choose the bad things that happen to you, but you do choose how you handle them.  So in 2017 – as Charlie Brown says above, I choose to be happy.

Life will never be perfect, but this year I vow to make the most of it, and to be resolutely resolved to put happiness in my heart and a smile on my face.

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Being Authentic To Yourself . . .

Life is hard, we’re challenged every day.  Making the right decision when faced with a dilemma can be tough.  You weigh all your options but at the end of the day, you are best served being true to yourself.

This author calls it being authentic, I call it stressful – but I plan to do more of it in 2017.

Doesn’t really matter if you’re single and alone, or in a relationship and dealing with a partner.  At the end of every day, you are accountable for your decisions and your actions.  Perhaps choosing to be more authentic will shine a light on your future path.

Shut out all the crowd “noise” and listen to that inner voice.

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Today Is The Beginning . . . . .


We’ve all heard it before.  Today is the beginning of the rest of your life!   I also added a new one I saw on Facebook this weekend.  Today is page one of 365!

Then when I saw this one above, I took it as a sign that I should remind myself that we’ve crossed into a New Year and it’s our chance to begin . . . again!

As with the days past when I was a teacher and told my students at the beginning of every six weeks period – they all had straight A’s.

Whatever your past is, you have a spotless future.  For me, 2017 will be a new year of reflection, learning and cleaning house – both literally and figuratively.  I have nothing but freshly paved open road ahead of me.  I am up for the adventure.

Bring it on!

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