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As we edge closer to the end of 2008, I want to take this opportunity to wish my readers, friends and family a very Happy New Year.
2008 has definitely been a year of trials for my family however, as I reflect I can only marvel at how much we really achieved.
If you read my Christmas message post, you’ll know that each member of my family had a great year for personal achievement and growth. Each of us have expanded our views and experiences and now look at the world with a different set of eyes. For my children, that is all I could wish for them — to be able to take their experiences and learn.
Since my Christmas update, we have now published the videos of Morgans and Rhiannons December Ballroom Dancing medals… and I am so pleased to announce that both children received highly commendeds. Enjoy the videos of their dances below.
Moving on, we found out on the last day of school that Rhiannon had won two School awards — something completely unexpected. She was a Principles Award For Creative And Performing Ministries and an Award for excellent achievement in Spanish. Needless to say, our young lady is quite beside herself about these.
Notwithstanding a number of business specific goals that I have set this year, there are two personal goals that I want to share….
- Firstly, I want to regain my fitness and work on my health. To do this, I will be more active, take regular walks and not spend ‘quite’ so much time in front of the computer!
- I will schedule regular time to spend with my children and husband. As I moved to the Work At Home schedule this year, I found it challenging to seperate ‘work time’ from ‘family time – 2009 will be the year to work on this
These two goals will be my guiding light for 2009 — after 4 hectic years in our bricks and mortar stores and a further 18 months recovering from that, it is time to get my personal life in order. The reason I am working so hard is to improve my quality of life and that of my family – but what is the quality of life without my health or my family — so as in all things, BALANCE is necessary.
Wishing all of you a safe, happy and prosperous (however you define prosperous) 2009.