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Happy (slightly belated) New Year!

After a much needed break from social media, I’m back for 2017!  I believe we’re all eager to leave 2016 behind and start fresh in this new year. It was a doozy, wasn’t it?


I debated a bit on what my first message of 2017 should include.  And I decided it could be distilled down to two basic ideas:  Shaking off 2016 and a request for everyone for 2017.

Personally, I’m striving toward getting my life in gear after a distracted mess of a 2016.  But first we gotta let go of 2016.  This chorus has been in my head pretty much since midnight on January 1.  Oh, yes, we’re going to Shake It Off:


I’ll give you a moment to straighten up after dancing along (you know you did.  It’s ok, I did too)…..

….And now a somewhat more sober song for 2017.  I thought about trotting out John Lennon’s “Imagine” yet again but decided I wanted to go with a different message to start the year. This song captures some of what I really hope we’ll collectively find this year in the face of, well, everything we’re going to have to face this year.  It’s a bit out of left field for this blog, but you should be used to that by now.  😉

So, in sum, as we boldly take on 2017, shake it off and treat peeps like you want to be treated.  We can do this!

PS:  Thank you C for sharing the Blank Canvas and helping to reframe the goals!

PPS:  TGIF returns next week on the Facebook page.  See you there!