Proper Planning & Preparation...

Prevents Piss Poor Performance. The 7 Ps are normally referred to as "the 7 Ps"

Here I sit with a calendar in hand on the 1st days of the new year planning. I’ve decided to take a social media break so that I can figure out our year. Although I cannot plan for life. It is time to figure out how to LIVE DURING A PANDEMIC VS SURVIVING ONE.

All of 2020 was mostly getting my sea legs on so many levels. I know we have not been the only ones. In pockets of rare moments we have found absolute joy in the midst of Chaos. Only to have the things I used to enjoy shut down systematically.

One of my goals is to experience the great outdoors more that is one thing that cannot be shut down. So you may start to see more rustic photos and locations to include urban outdoor areas.

Lucky that Zi’Joy is easy to please and bribe with her favorites chocolate M&Ms. Athleisure Wear will come in handy this year. That and the great outdoors is great for my daughter’s recovery and strength building and my peace of mind.

This year will be about Proaction instead of Reaction.

A reaction forces us to consider what has happened to determine a solution. A proaction forces us to consider what will happen to determine a plan.

Cheers to a balanced new year.

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  • slim cat replied 3 years ago

    Great plan - nodding along with Proaction Instead of Reaction. 
    You both look great in your fun photos - love the outfits ( so colorful! ).
    Here's to the new and more optimistic New Year!

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    One has to admit the military has the best acronyms! And that you guys have the best headwear!

    I have always liked the tradition of taking a walk. And I must say a daily walk with Lilypup all these years has certainly been enlightening about the urban environment. You really keep up with what’s happening not to mention. The right gear helps tremendously.

  • Helena replied 3 years ago

    Wise words ... Nothing like getting outside to nurture body and soul! Beautiful bonnets and beautiful ladies wearing them.

  • unfrumped replied 3 years ago

    Count me in on this.
    Though 2021 looks a lot more hopeful, with vaccines, we still have a lot of pandemic to go through. I also want to be more proactive and really have joy and gratitude in the things I AM able to do. I did do this to some extent “ last year”, but want to kick it up more notches.

  • cjh replied 3 years ago

    All you speak of is based in attitude, and you have a fantastic one. Keeping your head on straight and taking care of yourself and your child are the most important, and having a plan to do that as well as possible, super wise. Best wishes.

  • replied 3 years ago

    So cute, the two of you

  • replied 3 years ago

    Big yes to being proactive and not reactive- and to getting outside as much as possible! Love your pics :)

  • Jaime replied 3 years ago

    Proactive! Excellent! Love these photos of you and ZJ! Together you are an unstoppable force.

  • Barbara Diane replied 3 years ago

    I so agree with you and have been considering this very thing. I had only been considering this as something to survive, to get through. I can hardly believe so much time has gone by.

    One thing I heard was to consider what from 2020 I want to bring into 2021. There are some good lessons.
    I’m looking forward to making some steps in the right direction this year.

  • Minaminu replied 3 years ago

    Fab plan! Great idea to be more proactive, fresh air is great for the soul and a positive outlook in life!

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 3 years ago

    Little ones are nothing if not proactive. Super parents follow that lead while also guiding. The way your daughter owns that chair is awesome. I believe her experience this year has made her stronger. Well done, mama!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    LOVE the word Proaction! What a great follow up from a year of reactions..... 

    You and your daughter are a powerful and courageous unit! 

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Thank you everyone already feeling strong going into this year.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Ledonna, you and ‘Z are strong and proactive. You both look fabulous too.

  • Bijou replied 3 years ago

    Ledonna, I love this. Of course we have to react to unforeseen circumstances, but planning helps on so many levels. Zi'Joy has good taste, M&M's are delicious!

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago


     M&Ms always help any situation 

    Joy  thank you so much we were comfy 

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