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Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year 2020Happy New Year everyone! I’m not sure how you viewed 2019, but I found 2019 challenging; both personally and professionally. I’m looking forward to 2020 with a clear sense of purpose. There’s something hopeful regarding the turning of the calendar to a new year. With hope, I look forward to better health, now that my ankle fusion has taken hold.

I’ve suffered for several years with difficulty walking. The last few months prior to surgery resulted in several falls. Apparently, my ligaments in my ankle kept giving way and couldn’t support me any longer. Thus, the reasons for the falls. So, surgery became my only option. The difficulty in walking resulted in a good deal of inactivity on my part, and I gained a good deal of weight. With the ankle fusion nearly healed, I’m ready to take on new adventures. I simply want to walk, and in the process possibly lose the weight I gained by being inactive.

It’s my own personal belief, that if you feel better about yourself, and live a healthy lifestyle, you will experience good ripples in other aspects of your life. For example, a healthier me will bring more energy and successes to my professional responsibilities. With the dawn of this new year, the possibilities are endless!

What’s in Store for Your Happy New Year 2020?

So, I’ve expressed my wishes and goals for a happy 2020 as it pertains to me. Now, what would you like to accomplish this year, and how might you go about making it happen? Give this some thought. Make it happen with reasonable objectives. For me, as soon as I get clearance from the doctor (early February), I plan on walking every day, increasing my distance with each endeavor. Later in 2020, I look forward to going to a shopping mall and doing some laps. I know that as I walk more, the weight will come off. So, will you join me in setting a goal for yourself, along with a plan to achieve your goal? Join me in making 2020 the best year of our lives!

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2 Responses to Happy New Year 2020!

  • Virginia,
    Be patient with your healing. You will walk again, and this very basic, yet JOYous act will become for you, a personal pilgrimage. ( I call my own walks…”Pilgrim Practice”. I use the time to listen. This creates sacred space for my “ right out loud” conversations with God!)
    In the meantime…prepare for your future walks by researching and reading books and articles about walking, pilgrimages, taking small steps. You will be inspired!
    Godspeed!
    SUSAN J.

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