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Goodbye 2018

As I start to write this post, it is 1:00 in the afternoon on the East Coast. In 11 hours, 2018 will be no more.

My 2018 has been, well, an interesting one, to say the least. On the career front, my day job (thank G-d) has been steady, and my writing has improved in ways that I couldn’t have imagined on December 31st, 2017.

As I get older, I find that life is not so simple, nor do things happen when we wish them to happen. What want in life, we need to work for. Sometimes when faced with a dilemma, the options to resolve the dilemma are not black and white. 

But in spite of the hardships I have experienced, I have many things to be grateful for. I have loving family, supportive friends, a solid day job with a steady income, my health, a roof over my head that is my own and a goal of one day earning my living via my pen. 

Wherever you are in the world and whatever your plans are for New Years Eve, have a safe and wonderful evening.

Goodbye 2018, hello 2019. May we all continue to grow and become the people we want to be in 2019. 

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Happy New Year

With 2016 only a half a day old, this is often a time of reflection for many of us.

While I don’t believe in New Years Resolutions because they always fall by the wayside, I believe in change.

Change is possible. We can learn from our mistakes.

2015 was a challenging year for me. On the professional front, I changed jobs and finally took the steps to start the career I have wanted for a long time.

Personally, 2015 opened the door to new opportunities and new relationships. I’ve had experiences that I would have not thought myself to have last year at this time.

I have also made many mistakes and learned from my mistakes. The biggest lesson I learned is that we all have an inner strength and an inner voice, we just need to trust it and not let our fears guide us.

2015 is gone. 2016 is brand new. The future is bright, but also murky. Take chances, love life and accept that there will always be challenges in our life.

Happy New Years and welcome to 2016.

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January 1, 2015 – Happy new year!

Happy New Year!

Motivating Giraffe


Here’s to making it a good one.

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My 2014

2015 is within our grasp. With the old year winding down and the new year coming up quick, many of us are making resolutions and remembering the people we were last year at this time.

For me, the beginning of 2014 was even keel and predictable. The spring started to bring on small, positive changes to my life. Then came the summer and the huge roller coaster that was my life. The fall calmed a bit, though, it had it’s moments. Then came the winter and the outlook is hopefully positive.

One of the things that I have learned through my kick boxing classes is that change happens in small increments, not big leaps. When we look back at the path we took and the challenges that we overcame, we see the big picture and the small steps. When we are still on the path, we can only see the small steps.

I’m not a fan of New Years Resolutions as I’ve learned through my own experience at least, that they infrequently or never come to fruition. What I am a believer in, is making small steps and taking chances.

Wherever you are and whomever you are with this New Year’s Eve, remember to appreciate the good times and the bad, for both mold us into what and whom we will become.

Happy New Year.

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