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I love the smell of a first monday of a new year. So much possibility hangs in the air. I can’t wait to get up and get to the things I want to do to make a better version of myself. Yet I also have to remind myself that I am not in this journey alone, and while some days that makes me impatient, I also know that I need the buy-in from the ones affected by my decisions.

So, in a sense, it is also a beginning of communication, of sharing what’s on my mind. Too often, I rush ahead, and I assume that people around me know of my destination just by seeing my direction, but it can be isolating. It can also be a bit too focused on my needs and wants rather than taking into consideration of how others will handle my decisions.

This is not to say I have to change myself, but really I have to change how I share what’s coming up for me. I have to show what inspires me, why I am driven to do certain things over and over, and my struggles with long overdue tasks and goals.

It’s not just a beginning of a new year, but a chance to do things differently or afresh. A beginning for relationships, for work, for hobbies, for goals, for really anything that matters to me. And so I start, and I hope you do.

Happy Monday!

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