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Saturday, January 02, 2021

I was going to write a blog at the end of the year or yesterday but I didn't feel like I had anything profound to say to wrap up a challenging year or to begin a new year. I'm still working on recovering from my husband leaving so I got nothin to inspire anyone else.

On New Year's eve, I shook off my misery by fixing my hair, getting dressed up, full makeup, and pulled up a Cuban dance party mix on youtube. I danced like nobody was watching for 20 minutes. That... felt... wonderful!

Then I put on sweats, had a frozen margarita pizza while watching the 1960s Oceans 11. I love old movies.

I rang in the new year with blueberries in my prosecco, tears, and texted with my kids who gave me smiles.

This morning I read a post from Ales and Asanas in Fort Lauderdale. I had attended their Sunday morning beer yoga when I visited there and have been following them on social media ever since.

Her post said something like... so we need another social account to talk about leaving 2020 behind and new year, new you? And something about quit buying into marketing campaigns about what to buy in "these challenging times", 2020 was weird, 2021 will be too so get on the yoga mat and shake out are crazies

That works for me.

I'm prepared for 2021 to be weird and I will continue to work at taking care of myself, mentally and physically, for when it gets a little less weird.

I'm going to write in the blank pages of this year. Some will be good, some will be bad. I mean, any good story has its ups and downs am I right?

Today's plan... take down a few Christmas decorations while doing some Spark cardio moves, get some homework done, and then hit the mat and shake off the crazies.

Party on!

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    Well, sweetie - in a way, each day is January 1. Or First day of school. Or Rest of your Life.

    They're truisms because they're true, right?

    But I have a tremendous amount of faith in you - and I actually think your 2021 will benefit from time and distance. There are some things you can leave behind and goodness - you have some great things up-ahead. Can't wait to see you in cap and gown.
    86 days ago
    I'm prepared for 2021 the best I can. My DH has cancer so we are dealing with that and an unknown future for me. I decided to take one day at a time and keep moving forward. That's really all we can do. Kellie, I hope your 2021 is peaceful yet fun. Always keep pressing on and moving forward. It will happen and we will keep surviving. Have a great week.
    104 days ago
    Sorry your 2020 has been extra tough . . . but never feel the need to be profound at Spark People!! It's such a warm and supportive community which takes us just as we are, in our ordinary moments as much as in our times of despair or victory. You've got this moving into 2021!!
    104 days ago
    I agree. Putting up a new calendar will not make everything magically better.

    "I'm prepared for 2021 to be weird and I will continue to work at taking care of myself, mentally and physically, for when it gets a little less weird"
    YES, you've said it all!
    Me too.

    105 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    I love your attitude - yes, 2021 is not going to magically bring us back to the normal we once knew. Having the mindset that this year, too, is going to be differeent will help us cope better. But we can certainly "shake off the crazies" that start to weigh us down and enjoy the good things!
    105 days ago
    Big virtual hugs!
    105 days ago
    Great plan!
    105 days ago
    Life in general has ups and downs. I hope this coming year is better for you.
    105 days ago
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    Sounds like a great plan. Happy New Year!
    105 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    I think we all feel the same way about shaking off the crazies. What a great way to put the year 2020.

    So now we have a clean slate and have a chance to get it right once more.

    You have one of your biggest cheerleaders right here Kellie!
    106 days ago
    Sounds like you are on the right path
    106 days ago
    You have the best attitude about 2021. I am looking forward to watching you thrive. Shaking off the crazies is a good way to make it through.
    106 days ago
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