Seven days into a new year and a new decade, resolutions might resonate in the minds of those striving to do better, feel better and look better.

As these goals kick into high gear, so does the second half of the school year. Who out there had a tough time returning to school day rigors? Some were lucky to not go back until Monday (Jan. 6, 2020), while others (like my kiddos) got up and heard the school bell on Thursday, Jan. 2. As Christmas vacation wound down, I reminded my duo that the days fly by and the end of the school year will arrive before we know it. Really, it will. Time flies, right?

While I don’t make any hardcore New Year’s resolutions, I try to savor the little things in life and not sweat the small stuff. I’m starting to write things done that I would like to accomplish and cross them off when they get completed. With changes in store at work, I’m working on changes at home. Both require the task of decluttering¬† — as Kenny Rogers in “The Gambler” sang, “knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep.” It’s a work in progress, but once some of that clutter is gone, it brings a sense of accomplishment, clarity and relief. On to the next thing!

With the ’20s of the 21st century come roaring in, may they bring much love, happiness and more to you and yours!