Square Peg ● Round Hole







Before you get your notebook out and write down all you’re going to accomplish in  2016……pause for just a moment.  Here’s the deal, we are all so focused on proceeding forward at lightening speed, we forget that before we can attract more, we need to declutter – both figuratively and literally.      If you have been a follower of my blog, you know how I detest resolutions.  Resolutions are unrealistic expectations that set us up for failure.

So, ideally before I move on to the new year, I evaluate where I am.   I figure out the things that are no longing serving a purpose.  It could be a relationship, a job, or simply a way of thinking that shoves me into a repetitive behavior that continues to lead me to the wrong people, places, or things.     Clearing out the emotional clutter frees up space and allows me growing room.    Since I am an emotional hoarder, the cleanse is a simplification of my life.

Instead of resolutions, I set goals.    Goals, for me,  are obtainable.  These are realistic images of the things I would like to do, see, accomplish, but they are also flexible.  In other words, they aren’t set in stone, so if the purpose changes, I am free to tweak my goals to better suit my needs.    Goals set me up to succeed, while resolutions can set me up for a tumble.

The new year is a clean canvas ready for my artistic touch, so why wouldn’t I rid myself of unwanted baggage?   I want to start 2016 free of the restrictions that hold me back from truly living my very best life.