Thursday, December 31, 2020

My Word for 2021: Committment!

Today I completed my 100 day challenge!!!
I wrapped up the last One Hundred days of 2020 with a commitment to self.
To complete 100 days of something changes you.
For me, I gained a new confidence in myself. 
I learned to prioritize my own commitment to self...with no excuses. 
I remember when I first started I read: You have to have a Day One to have a Day One Hundred! Then pretty soon, I was on day ten, twenty...soon not wanting to miss a day, not wanting to break my '"trend". This in itself increased my sense of purpose and self. 
I gained a sense of control during a time when we feel like we have no control.
So what fuels you? What is your Bliss?
I begin 2021 with a continued commitment to self.
This intentional effort to exercise and be healthy fuel me.
I handle stress better. I handle loneliness better. I handle our ever-changing world better.
Isolation, social distancing, distance learning as an educator have created an independence and freedom like I've never before experienced.  I tire of daily ZOOM meetings and do not like spending so much time on a computer. I walk on my lunch hour and workout when I get home to keep my body active and strong.  I have learned over the past nine months to nurture my faith and vision of self.

What are you taking control of during these uncertain times?
What are you being intentional about?

I've come to realize blogging is not in my Wheel Well right now.
As I personally move into 2021, I wanted to leave some words that will hopefully inspire you to take control of that which you can during this Coronavirus pandemic we are experiencing.
 I have no New Year's Resolution, yet choose to move forward 
continuing my wellness habits and just breathing through so much that we can't control.
Instead of thinking "I'm giving up this and not doing that" think about replacement.
Success requires replacement:
So far, I've:
Replaced complaining with gratitude.
Replaced toxic people with mentors.
Replaced junk food with nutrition.
Replaced overthinking with action.
and now, I'll focus on replacing alcohol with water.
Hoping 2021 finds you inspired to become the best version of yourself as the world needs more strong, healthy, happy people that are non-judgmentally kicking-ass in their life!
With SMILES! Val


  1. It is wonderful to have a sense of purposeful movement. You have some really good goals and I wish you a happier new year to achieve them. Give precious Jackson a tummy rub!

  2. Happy 2021 Val! I love your thoughts re: replacing a current behavior with a new one. Sometimes the concept of "giving up" paints a negative tone that doesn't help. Wishing you a healthy, happy and peaceful 2021...and a few less zoom meetings!!

  3. Wishing you and those you hold dear all the best in 2021!

  4. Good luck with your 2021 aspirations! We've reduced alcohol consumption in the last couple of months to an almost negligible amount and it's been a relatively easy transition that will definitely be worth it. So I wish you well in that and all your endeavors!

  5. Best of luck sticking with the plan, Val!!

  6. What you've done is so empowering - yahoo, you! I am starting my own self improvement plan, and unlike other January 1 resolutions that fall by the wayside, I really, really really want to make my goals. It's finding a sense of control, in a time when we have very little control, that is motivating for me! And we'll all be the better for it. Keep up your good work, and know that we will get through this. The human spirit is strong.


I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!


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