Tomorrow…the beginning of a brand new year. You can be anyone you want. Accomplish anything you want. I thought I’d share some thoughts from my own reflection, studying, reading, and planning to guide you:

  • The best day of your life is the day you decide your life is your own. No one to lean on, rely on or blame.
  • Life is about the choices you make. Choose wisely.
  • Live your life on purpose.
  • The gift of life is yours, it is an amazing journey, make the best of it.
  • Every single day matters.
  • Love always.
  • Be authentic.
  • Life is now.
  • You are the hero of your own story.
  • Keep your word.
  • Give back.
  • Be grateful.
  • Live passionately.
  • Mentor someone.
  • Forgive.
  • Be present.
  • Don’t “go” through life, GROW through life!

Begin your new book…tomorrow. It just so happens that THIS tomorrow falls as the FIRST day of the NEW YEAR!


Have a safe and happy celebration wherever you may be.

Make it a good year!! And remember…



Oh the places you’ll go…








You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

You’re on your own and you know what you know

And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.    ~Dr. Seuss

You guessed it! Goal setting time for the new year….my brains are busy trying to decide where my heart and shoes are steering me. So many options.



Out with the old…in with the new.

Out with the old. In with the new.

We are in Virginia visiting with family for the New Year’s holiday. We have much to be thankful for and to look forward to in the new year…

  • family
  • love and laughter
  • relationships
  • health
  • new beginnings
  • radiation treatment “graduation”
  • 1st year anniversary of sobriety
  • our daughter’s engagement (yay!)
  • new babies (yes, plural) on the way
  • friends
  • did I mention family?

My heart is full and overflowing! May we all be blessed in this new year and embrace the opportunities that lie before us.

Happy New Year!!



(photo taken from facebook – unknown originator for credit)

January 1st – 01/01/11 – A Time for New Beginnings

I read somewhere today that everything begins at “1” – and since today is 1/1/11, it’s fitting that we look forward to the new beginnings that a new year affords us.

Look back at all you accomplished in the “old” year with gratitude and look FORWARD to the OPPORTUNITIES that lie ahead.

Finding HAPPINESS is a matter of choice, not chance.  ~anonymous

My husband, Rich and I spent part of the weekend working on goals for 2011. It’s the first time we’ve actually sat down and done this exercise together. Lucky for us – we were pretty much on the same page already with goals that are related to our family.

I found a pretty cool and simple site to help discern your goals and priorities and track them. Check it out.

Lululemon Goals

MJ Durkin from the Prospecting Cafe gives good advice in today’s “daily quote”.

“A new beginning, a fresh start – a new selling year! Turn towards your desires. Desire drives everything in your sales career. Are you clear abou the things you want in the coming year? The newness and the essence of the beginning of the year causes you to focus on getting clarity around the things, experiences and relationships that you wish for. It’s okay to want things! Unleash your imagination and let it go wild with desire! The profession of sales is the one place where your income actually has a chance to catch up with your desire.”

Excerpted from MJ Durkin’s book “Selling from the Heart”

After filling out my goals on the Lululemon site, I found a vision board site on to create a visual. Check it out here: O Dream Board

And here’s MY Dream Board to being 2011:

Now it’s time for YOU to create YOUR vision for 2011. Dream BIG!

Live with the Spirit of YOLO – You Only Live Once!! Live with Passion!



Happy New Year!

“We will open a book. The pages of the book are blank. We will put words on the pages ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”           -Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Happy New Year! Wishing you blessings of peace, abundance and health.

Let’s write a great book for 2011!!