Rocking the Clock
2019 was a great year in many ways. Do you remember last years resolutions and dreams? How did you do? I bet like me--you nailed a few and failed at a few too.
Here is one area where I nailed it. I started a new business and launched a new website, Your Business Ally. I bet you didn't know I sold real estate years ago and actually am a graduate of the Realtor's Institute. A Realtor asked if I'd be their transaction coordinator since she had a super busy spring and summer ahead. I agreed. And wow, I really like it TONS.
One reason is that the real estate business is never boring. Every deal is different--personalities, conditions, locations, problems. That keeps things interesting and gives you something new to learn on every transaction. I also enjoy helping folks through the process--the agents but also the clients. I discovered that my experience as a small business owner, bookkeeper and writer have given me added skills to fulfill this new role. Late this past summer, I added another team of agents and am grateful for this new friendship and partnership in closing deals. (By the way, if you know of any Virginia agents looking for a TC, please pass my name on. I could use a few more agents now that I have my systems working well).
One area I failed at is staying true to a strong muscle-building workout. After a busy week in July, I discovered I had a torn meniscus. The good news is that physical therapy and time relieved the pain and I'm back to normal. But once again, life has taught me the importance of having strong muscles to protect my bones and joints. This is an area I hope to improve in 2020.
Halfway between "nailed it" and "failed at it" is my battle with the scale. Yes, I lost more weight and ate better for most of the year, but when I fall off the wagon, it takes me way to long to get back to eating right. Believe me, carbs and sugar are my achilles' heel. I' will admit it. My name is Tammy and I'm addicted to sugar. This is another area I hope to improve next year.
A new 2020 goal of mine is to reduce the use of single use plastics in my life. You know, like straws in restaurants, disposable plastic cups, and water bottles to name a few. Even if I reduce by fifty percent over the course of the year, our planet will benefit. Why don't you join me? We can share ideas how to do this and limit plastic waste in the landfills.
Now it's your turn.
What about you? Where did you nail it? And since confession is good for the soul, where did you fail? What are your goals for this year? Let's take this awesome opportunity God and time are giving us--not only a new year but also a new decade--and rock this journey called LIFE.
The journey is always better when you have someone to share it with. I'm grateful you are there and that you take the time to read my thoughts and words. May you find EverbloomingHope in 2020. God bless you and the New Year!
Loved hearing about your new endeavors. Look forward to spending more time together in 2020. Love you my friendReplyDelete
Thanks a bunch! I hope your 2020 will be even better than your 2019!!Delete
Improve my relationship with God(work on my faith), be more active, eat better foods.ReplyDelete
Now that sounds like a great list! Wishing you the very best in reaching your goals!Delete
Great to see you (read you) on your blog again. I've missed you, my friend. 2019 was a year of extremes for me. I'll send you an email. Wonderful to hear that you are reducing/reusing plastics. I've been passionate about recycling most of my life, but I also want to be more conscious of reducing any use of plastics. Thanks for the inspiration. Wishing you a blessed 2020.ReplyDelete
I saw pictures of the storm damage at the farm. WOW! Hope 2020 will be kinder to you. I've always been mindful of recycling too but want to have a new goal every year as a resolution. Cant hurt, right? Miss you too, my friend! Blessings to you.Delete