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Hello New Year -- Where did you come from?

Monday, December 28, 2020

In just 3 short days, the new year will be here .. with all the fresh beginnings, resolutions, sparkle, and happy there is. And we have a choice to keep that feeling with us all the next 12 months, or just to settle back into the "same old ... " sometime later in January.

2020 has been a mix for me.

emoticon I lost weight, and I gained some.
But, it was a net loss and I'm feeling energized to keep pushing.
My doctor shows my BP is down, my cholesterol is down.
And even my resting heart rate is down.

emoticon Work has been remote since March.
Never missed a single day. And I really prefer working from home, than traveling out of state, and living out of a suitcase in a hotel most of the week.

emoticon My dad died this year.
Also 14 other friends and family members. (Not from CovID, mostly health and age related)
It feels like TOO many losses in such a short time, but I find I am more appreciative of the time I have to spend with friends and family these days.

emoticon Church has been open, even while so many have been closed. Our church community is very close knit here and has been an anchor for my friends, family, and I. My grandson just celebrated his 1st Communion. And Alan & I are back to teaching 6th grade Sunday School again.

emoticon And, Spark Challenges and my Team-mates are here ... starting again for Winter. Keeping me feeling renewed and recommitted to my goals.

Wishing you all the JOY that comes with the New Year!!

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  • BILLB000
    I like the way you began your blog with the sign saying, "Dear 2021, please be kind." That can be taken so many ways... especially after a 'year' of life events that were far from kind. We all deserve some relief. Another way to translate the start of your blog is a reminder that we a readers should likewise be kind. Kind to our loved one's , friends and people we meet. Kind to ourselves especially.

    2020 has been a year of losses. For you, your dad, for the rest of us, loss of many aspects of life that we know due to the isolation from COVID.

    But there are positives too... hope, and expectation". I have a friend who likes to say.. "I am staggering onward, rejoicing." Let us all do that. Nice blog Diane.

    (sorry this is long).
    142 days ago
    Happy New Year Diane!
    171 days ago
    I lost my mom and 2 uncles and 3 co-workers.. first 3 due to stroke, cancers, and 2 co-workers due to covid side effects..
    YES I need a better New Year! just like u do Diane emoticon
    176 days ago
    Wishing you a wonderful 2021
    176 days ago
    Happy New Year! I hope you have a great year, Diane!
    176 days ago
    Good riddance 2020! It's been different but ok. Some personal growth, some disappointment, and challenges for all. Wishing you and everyone a better 2021. emoticon
    176 days ago
  • no profile photo CD26054030
    Oh dear. I had a half brother die this month. I can not imagine 14 others plus your dad. I pray you have strength again. emoticon
    176 days ago
  • VHAYES04
    I got married this year! Found love again after being widowed for 3 1/2 yr it been an awful year but wonderful too
    177 days ago
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