First of all, Happy New Year to everyone. Let me tell you what’s on my mind….New Year’s Resolutions….But first:

Alisha loves her glasses. She wants them bigger and bolder and heaven help you if you suggest she should wear contacts. She even tells us about her most favorite place to buy her (prescription) frames, Gentleman’s Breakfast.

Call me crazy, but I’m a firm believer that if you have to wear glasses, you should embrace your blindness and go bold. Coming from a family of women whom I rarely saw without some sort of combination of plastic and metal balanced on their nose bridges, I knew that I was sooner or later going to follow suit.

By 8th grade, I officially became a lopsided astigmatic, geeked that I would finally be able to pick out a pair for myself. Since that time, my affinity for having ”four eyes” has only grown.

I’ve worn glasses since I was 12 and would never ever go to contacts. Not only because I don’t like the idea of poking myself in the eye every day, but because I do love the way my sexy librarian glasses frame up my face. What about and your glasses? Is it love-hate or love-love?

New Year’s Resolutions

 

Resolutions & Reminders

Do not ask the internet for every decision you have to make. The masses do not always know best.

If the worst thing you can think of about a particular situation is that you might be forced to interact with new people, that’s not a very bad thing at all.

If you can’t think of something interesting to say, try listening.

Quit cheating yourself of good experiences.

Drink water.

Do not wait for a sign.

Do not wait for perfection.

Pass “Go” all you like.

Say “Thank you” as often as possible.

Open your heart.

When you are ready for a change, say so.

If you are unsure of yourself, that’s OK.

Focus on a large goal, then proceed to take small steps.

Be polite. It makes just about every situation easier.

Sometimes being polite doesn’t work. Then, you should gather your strength, gird your loins and speak your mind.

Sometimes you will have to walk away. You’ll know when it’s time, and it will be the right thing.

When something unexpected catches your attention and gets your heart racing, follow it.

Know who your team is.

Trust your team, love your team, and support your team.

Allow your team to grow — you never know what a new person may have to offer.

Ask questions.

Keep asking questions until someone makes you stop.

Then, ask more questions.

Be brave.

Love.