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New Year, New You!

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Now that the year is well under way, and everyone is back into their normal, non holiday routine, it is a good time to ask yourself, “What have I done to make this year better than the last?” So last year had its ups and downs. You got laid off. Maybe you had a baby, congratulations, but now you really don’t have any time for yourself. Your girlfriend still can’t find a job, and her unemployment is running out. You have gone on date, after date, still can’t seem to find the right guy, and now your biological clock is really starting to tick…FAST!

Well, it is time to step back from all of that mumbo jumbo for just a few minutes, take a deep breath, and refocus your attention and energy. It is true that most people will dwell all year on the bad things that have happened, but why should you do the same? As your mother used to say, “If your friends jumped off of a cliff, would you do it too?” Of course not! So here’s the plan, you are going to make positive changes starting now.

So you got laid off, you never liked that job anyway. It’s time to find a position that you will really enjoy. Think about what you like doing in your free time; are there any jobs that may involve that activity?

You had a baby! That is great! How is that a bad thing? Parents can still have hobbies, and need to have time to them selves. Don’t stop doing the things that you love to do…EVER!

Your girlfriend will find a job soon; she is just not looking in the right places. What is her favorite store or company? Every company has a careers section on their website. Or maybe going back to school is a good option to look into if she really is having a difficult time finding a good job.

Stop going on date after date! Going out with a guy (or girl) just to go on a date is not a good way to find a quality person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. Try hanging out in different circles of people. Agree to go to that party where you only know one person, make new friends while you are there. Have you ever tried online dating? Tons of people have had success. Just be carful, some websites are more reputable than others.

No matter how your past year has been, good, bad, or indifferent, it is time to make changes. A great way to make a simple change in your life is to pick up a new hobby. Take an art class, who knows you may be the next Picasso. Start dancing, how about a mommy (or daddy) and me dance class? Or of course, my personal favorite, pick up an instrument! Playing music is great no matter how old you are, and is even be fun for whole family. Music does not have to be an expensive hobby. You can find used instruments at music or thrift stores, and there are several affordable instructors out there. Already taking music lessons and play and instrument well? Join a band!

What ever you decide to do, make sure that this year is a great one!

Instructor Contact InfoPiano Lessons: Goodheart Music Studio- Contact Catherine at 303-722-8452Voice Lessons: Adriane Blair Voice Lessons- Contact Adriane at 303-946-0760- adrianeblair.com
Ballet Lessons: Dance Exploration- Contact Jessica at 303-949-1975

Feel free to email Adriane at ablairlev@gmail.com for other instructor information.

If you liked this article, check out other articles by Adriane Levine. http://www.examiner.com/music-scene-in-denver/adriane-levine

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