Happy New Year!

Today is the first day of 2019.

I have spent the last few days recovering from the busyness of the holiday season, reflecting on the prior year, and thinking about the direction of this new year. I am constantly making new goals, action plans, and evaluating my progress throughout the year… but there is something special about the physical closing of one year and the inception of the next.

2018 reminded me the importance of health and relationships. It’s sad this kind of reminder is even needed. But honestly life today consists of deadlines, meetings, projects, presentations, grocery shopping, cooking, homework, studying, cleaning, laundry, work commitments, family commitments, etc… we are so busy with life and taking care of others that we don’t always give our health or relationships the same undivided attention that we give our to-do lists.

So often we take our health for granted. But it can change in an instant and alter your life and the lives of your loved ones forever.

This year I will intentionally work on improving my physical, mental, and emotional health every day. I will also purposefully work on building more meaningful relationships with the people that matter to me most.

We don’t go through this journey of life alone… I want to make sure I am my healthiest self so that I can be there for my loved ones as long as possible. Physically, mentally, and emotionally.

What valuable lesson did you learn this past year? And how are you going to use that lesson to add value to your life and the lives of your loved ones this year?