A catalyst for change

Hello Again,
Here we are, mid-month, and if you’ve made a resolution you’re six weeks in. Are you still going strong or have you partially or fully abandoned your resolution?
As I hung the new calendar I was happy to see 2017 fade into the history books. My dad had a health scare, Jasper, the wonder pup, had surgery and I needed to face the truth, I wasn’t paying enough attention to my personal wellbeing. I had lost focus on nutrition and exercise and making time to stop and smell the roses. So, I did make a resolution for 2018, to refocus on what gave my life meaning, the people I love, and what I love to do.
But, what was my catalyst for change? In all honesty it wasn’t any one thing. I saw my stack of unread books teetering at an all-time high, my new sneakers barely had any tread worn down, the recipes I’d been ripping from magazines were sitting in a pile, untried, and I hadn’t made a trip to my daughter’s new home, yet. It was a culmination of things that called to me.
This year, I have many plans. I’m attending four author events from upstate New York to West Virginia and of course finishing the MacLellan Sisters Trilogy. I’ve tried several new recipes, some delicious, a couple just okay, they need some tweaking. I’ve been riding my new exercise bike hubby gave me for Christmas and I bought two new exercise DVD’s to try. I’ve read a couple books and ordered a couple more. Check out my Goodreads page for the list of books I’m looking forward to reading in the coming weeks. https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=lucinda+race
But in the deep freeze of winter what else am I doing to keep my resolution on track: Hubby and I are planning vacation time that includes a trip to see Meg, having girl’s night with Em, finishing the new trilogy and outline the Crystal Lake series, and reconnecting with family and friends. If we take our lives for granted, life will have a way of reminding us just how precious this gift, we call life, really is.
I found a quote that resonates in me – Helen Keller: Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Until next time,
I wish you happiness.
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