At the start of this year, I looked at my goals for 2019 and I realized that I hadn’t met many of them. I had a goal to get a certain job, and to get my professional license by a certain date. I came to realize that I hadn’t met many of these goals, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. There are simply circumstances in my life that I cannot control. I can’t control when the state board will meet to discuss new licensees, and I cannot control if a position will come open. The only thing I can consistently control is myself. This year, instead of writing down resolutions, I wrote down daily p ractices I want to do. The idea is that by working on the things I can control every day, I will hold mys

Family Vacation

Growing up, I never really thought much about the environment around me. Mom was mom, dad was dad, and siblings were siblings. My parents, and most of my aunts/uncles/cousins are pretty heavy. Some more so than others. I always chalked it up to genetics. When I left home and went to college, the weight came on fast. It was alarming, but not enough for me to make major changes. Part of me figured that getting heavy was in my DNA. I had seen my parents lose and gain the same 10-15 pounds. Why would it be any different for me? Life went on and I met a wonderful women. We moved in together. She’s a bit of a health nut, so she cooked most of the time and rarely keeps junk food in the house. She d

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