Tuesday, January 01, 2013 • Vancouver, WA 98682
Here we are. It is now the first day of 2013 and what have you accomplished? Well, I went to work this morning. Afraid of the freezing temperatures on the road and yesterday's snow that melted a little before the freeze came back. I made it with just a few slight slips. I thought about not going in at all, but I had clients counting on me to be there and was WAS NOT going to let the, down. It's funny. I'm so good about putting others above myself. You might be sitting there thinking, yeah, that sounds about right. But it's not. I am important. I am just as important as anyone else. How do you see yourself? Now think about it. If all of a sudden you were gone, what would happen? I know when my mother in law passed suddenly in had a huge impact on me and my family. It was five years ago and we all still miss her terribly. You are no different. Your life means something. So I challenge you to something this New Year. Schedule your time to take care of yourself and stick with it no matter what. This is your new job. It's just as important as earning a living and taking care of the kids. This time could be a daily walking the dog. Or it could be your time at the gym. It could be time in prayer or a nice relaxing bath with a good book. You can even set aside time to find and try a new healthy recipe every week or if your really ambitious, every day. Just know that you ARE important. You really need to take care of you. After all, no one else knows what you need as well as you do. HAPPY 2013!