A Mini Fresh Start*

Happy Canada Day!

I love July 1st for two reasons. First, I love having a minute to really focus some extra gratitude for where we live. I know it’s not perfect, and we still have work to do, but its home. It’s beautiful. It’s free.

Secondly, for me, I’ve always sort of looked at the calendar year in two halves. The second half officially begins on July 1st, so it’s like a mini-fresh start in the middle of the year. I like that.

A friend of mine has been doing this really neat thing each month that I’ve fallen in love with. Instead of having big, grand New Years resolutions for the year, she chose one thing to work on or focus on for each month. She’s focused on reading, spending and social media so far (among others) and this month she’s going to try going off sugar.

When I saw her post today, I decided to do it with her. A few years ago I cut waaaaaay back on sugar for a few months and I felt amazing. Seriously. It was the best I have ever felt in my entire life… and I want that back. It’s SUCH a difficult thing to reduce, and I know it will be easier for me if I feel like I’m doing it as part of a challenge.

So, here we go.

(I’m actually starting tomorrow as I was definitely eating an iced Batman sugar cookie while I read her post this afternoon. Ha.)

I’m also going to add on a goal of my own: to come here and write every day. I know I do a lot of “micro blogging” on my Facebook page, but it’s not the same. I’ve felt strongly that I need to get back to this again, and since my word for 2020 is “Listen”, here I am.

July is going to be less sugar and more writing. Let’s do this.

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