Last year at this time I was hit with a mighty blow.  I had breast cancer.  All I could think about was my daughter and what was I going to do with this horrible disease.  Well, I cried a lot, and I was scared.  It’s funny though, I am always one to feel that things will always work out, and this is how I felt taking on breast cancer.  One doesn’t really know how they would tackle a situation until they are thrown face first into it.  My personal update is that this week marks a year of tackling things head on and I am looking forward to a fresh new year.

2017 proved to be an often difficult and trying 365 days.  Not just dealing with breast cancer.  We sadly said goodbye to family members who had the good fortune of living beautiful long lives, and unfortunately, to friends who left us far too soon. 2017 was the year of mean. Strange happenings in our world where people seemed to be so self absorbed and in a hurry for who knows what? 2017 left me wondering…what happened to human kindness? The world news, our media coverage, local issues, California was burning, and politically we are torn in half…two sides who can’t get along and think that each is right. It frightens and exhausts me!

So, Hello 2018! I am ready to move forward and embrace change. A fresh new year to live a beautiful life.

I plan to live and lead from kindness.  It’s easy to get caught up in the meanness and anger of our world today.  People seem to think that if you are not kicking and screaming you are not angry, or if you are silent about an issue they think you are not engaged.  I’m tired of mean and nasty! My direction? Enjoy each day, practice wellness, play, laugh, be engaged, appreciated those around me, and try to live a full healthy life.

Cheers to a great year ahead!