Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year Aspirations

Another year begins!

As we welcome 2019,  I wish all my followers a very Happy and Health New Year!

If you are a regular follower you know that at the beginning of every year I don't make New Year Resolutions but rather aspirations. I tend not to feel too guilty if I don't quite get to do what I aspire to do, as you will see by the repeat aspirations below. But having concrete goals helps keep me focused.

Here are aspirations from 2018 that I will continue to work on this year.

  • I aspire to continue to support women diagnosed with ovarian cancer through this blog and the  #gyncsm  community, to share my story as an ovarian cancer survivor and to promote ovarian cancer research.  ( I am excited to be attending and speaking at the ASCO Annual Meeting in June this year. More details soon.)
  • I aspire to travel to Maine in 2019.  ( This has been on my list since 2016. But I'll keep trying .)
  • I aspire to build an even better bond with my dog Amber so we can improve our work at the masters level in agility. ( My knee injury kept us out of the ring for the last 6 months of 2018.)  
  • I aspire to go kayaking. (Once again my knee injury kept me from doing this last year.)
  • I aspire to complete an online course in Genomics. (There just weren't enough hours in the day to get this done. I'm leaving this on the list though because I think this knowledge will only make me a better advocate.)
 Added to my list:
  • I aspire to spend more time learning how to work with pastels. (I took an eight week art class and enjoyed the time I worked with the pastels.)
  • I aspire to consistently attend yoga class. ( I dropped in on some classes in November and I felt calmer and more centered. ) 
  • I aspire to step away from social media for a period of time each week and make connections in person - call or visit. 

What do you aspire to do in 2019?

Every Day is a Blessing!


Nancy Stordahl said...

Hi Dee,
Interesting idea doing aspirations rather than resolutions. All I can say is, you are going to be one busy woman! Best wishes for the new year, Dee. Thank you for all you do to support others. May the new year be good to you - may it be good to us all!

Vishal said...

Nice Post...