Happy New Year!

        This was my favorite facebook post of the year. Thank you Linda for sending it.

What a year 2017 has been. I’m not one to wish time away, but quite frankly, I will be glad to usher in the New Year.  I’m looking forward – not back.

In May I will become an “official” senior citizen and that absolutely astonishes me. Honestly –my hair is white now and I cannot run really fast for too long, but I can usually handle whatever is thrown at me. I can walk for miles, climb several flights of stairs or a steep hill without wheezing, and I still adore staying up late.

Over the next 365 days, I imagine that some awesome and some challenging events will assail me and my loved ones. My New Year’s resolution is to take myself less seriously. When people or situations get to be too bothersome, petty, threatening or whatever – I’ll just fluff out my tutu and keep dancing!


Published by Changes in our Lives

I am originally from Canada but have lived in Mexico since 1976. My husband is from Merida, Yucatan and we raised our family here. We both worked for many years at Tecnologia Turistica Total (TTT), the tourism, language and multimedia college we founded for local and international students. Now retired, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, My other interests include spending time with freinds, reading, painting, cooking and travel.

19 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Way to go Joanna. I’m with you on that too. Weird it shows you posted this at 10:45pm. I didn’t know you lived in the future! Happy New Year to you too!


  2. New Year’s Day is THE big event in Asian cultures more so than Christmas. For my family Christmas was the main do while New Year’s was just another day. A very Happy New Year to you Jorge and family
    and may 2018 be good to you. Look forward to seeing you soon.


  3. So well said my dear friend I think I will join you and fluff my tutu as well. Much love to you now and always , Nancy ________________________________


    1. I hope so… and I hope it is for you as well. I am gradually winding down and once more settling into life here in Merida. I’ll soon be able to attend to personal correspondence, reviews and and other writing that I’ve been too scattered to get to. Thanks for understanding…


  4. Joanna, LOVE the dance metaphor. 🙂

    Thank you for the new year’s motto to keep dancing, AND, “dance away” when it’s the healthiest option. (“I don’t need to tango with that anymore!”)

    Spent the last few weeks hand-holding a friend through his passing. What a gift! And what a perspective it gives on what matters most.

    Warmest wishes for the new year to you and all in your orbit.


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