I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions—mostly because I tend to go too big and within weeks I give up. So, I simply no longer want to set myself up for failure. But at the beginning of each year, some of my best friends and I get together to create “vision boards,” which are full of images and words that represent our goals and dreams for the year. It’s a softer approach to resolutions, with no guilt involved.
I apply my words and photos to the bulletin board that hangs above my desk—so, every day when I sit down to work, I’m able to reflect on what I want for my life. Some things on the board are career goals, but others represent personal and financial goals, photos of places I’d like to visit in the coming year and even a quote reminding me of the life-changing power of practicing gratitude. For me, these daily reminders motivate and inspire me more than one big resolution.
I would love to hear about your goals and dreams for 2023, if you feel so inclined to share. Shoot me a note at [email protected]. Or, if you’d rather just get inspired as you kick off the year, take some time to read through this issue, which is focused on Wellness and Education, but covers so much more.
We’re talking about Dry January and an Edina resident who’s helping expand the non-alcoholic beverage industry in the Twin Cities (page 44). You’ll meet an Edina High School alum who’s in her first season of Division I wheelchair basketball (page 14). And we’ve also uncovered some nontraditional wellness offerings, in Edina and beyond, to help you have your healthiest year yet (page 28). And that’s just the beginning. Here’s to a healthy, happy and inspiring 2023!