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Hello 2016

Happy New Year! I last left you with how 2015 ended and was pondering where 2016 would begin.

Maybe I do have a word for this year's goal after all:

This past year I did a decent job keeping mindful of the world around me, but I found that I there were still some things in my life that needed tossed or added to.  This has led me to decide to work on evaluating the contents of my life so that I can become content with it.

Just like a good ol' family recipe chalked full of ingredients, that is what makes me who I am, but this year I plan to take a look at just what those ingredients are.
What can I get rid of?
  • Things that don't bring me joy would be a good place to start perhaps this means more restraint on my Target runs.
  • Pounds.  They are always on in the "toss it" pile.
What can I add?
  • Time with loved ones
  • More time with my hobbies 
  • Workouts
What can I replace?
  • Screen time with family time
  • Negative Energy/People  with positive ones
  • Poor Food Choices with nutritious ones
What can I mix together and create?
  • How can I benefit my students more? 
  • What can I learn this year?
  • How can I post more on my blog?
So there you have it.  Here's to another great year ahead.  I'm not feeling empty by any means these days, but this is just one approach to a more positive me.



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