Revisiting Those New Year Goals – Determination!


Back in January I chose the word determination as my touch stone word for the year. I love the idea of a word rather than a resolution because I tend to break resolutions within hours and set non-realistic plans. But, with a word it is something that I can think of daily or weekly to…

My Word for 2018


Determination. de·ter·mi·na·tion dəˌtərməˈnāSH(ə)n 1.  firmness of purpose; resoluteness 2.  the process of establishing something exactly, typically by calculation or research. I have finally settled on my word to represent my thoughts and direction for 2018. Determination. I love it! It sounds strong, purposeful, and goal oriented. All the things I was looking for in a…

Smashing My Blog Goals and Setting New Ones


I have so much to say thank you to all of you for. Every year I set goals for my blog in how I want to do things and yes, even the dreaded numbers. Despite a computer crash in September and being only able to post using my phone and tablet I kept going. Lots…

Purposefully to a New Touchstone


Rather than make resolutions for the past few years I have chosen a guiding word that I try to focus my mind and energy on each year. My guiding word for this year has been purposefully. It was the word I chose last December to be the guiding force for my decisions and life this…

Revisiting My New Year’s Resolution


pur·pose·ful·ly ˈpərpəsfəlē/ adverb   in a way that shows determination or resolve. “Rachael takes the lead, striding purposefully towards the door” with a useful purpose. “how is it possible to share information effectively and purposefully with project partners?” I chose Purposefully for my word of the year. This word was to guide all my decisions…

So, How About those New Year Resolutions?


pur·pose·ful·ly ˈpərpəsfəlē/ adverb     in a way that shows determination or resolve. “Rachael takes the lead, striding purposefully towards the door” 2. with a useful purpose. “how is it possible to share information effectively and purposefully with project partners?” __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Still sticking to that diet of water and bananas? Still being a better person…

Happy New Year and Thank You!


  As we are finishing 2016 I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who took the time to read, like or repost my blog this year. My views and visitors doubled this year! As I read and comment on your blogs I realize you are all pushing me to…

New Year Blues


As we edge closer to New Year’s Eve I get a bit of the blues. I tend to be weepy as I look at my children, my life and the state of the world around me. The passage of time has always hit me hard. I swear my babies are still 3 and 6. They…