Welcome to 2013!

Our social habits and associations, as much as our eating, drinking, and exercise patterns, can be just as much an anchor against progress. If the friends you have surrounded yourself with for years seem to be standing still while you try to move forward it’s okay to separate yourself from them. In life, not everything and everyone we attach ourselves to should be permanent attachments. Don’t be afraid to go to new places and don’t be afraid to learn new things.

The symbolism behind the new year is in the title: new. Human beings are forever growing and you need to create a life for yourself to facilitate growth.

Looking back again there were many positives to 2012. Nationally our president was elected to serve a second term, the U.S. teams and athletes won 104 metals during the Summer Olympics in London. Regionally an Elizabethtown youth Connor Marvin, who suffered from a rare inherited heart condition, received a heart transplant and a new chance at life.

While there is no Mayan calendar extending into 2013, the year is sure to bring plenty of positives — just as it is sure to unfortunately have its negatives.

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