January 2014 and Beyond…With No Wipeouts!

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I hope you experienced a joyous and peaceful Holiday Season. Gains and losses experienced in 2013 turn the holidays into a happy and/or a sad time for many. I like to take it simple and slow, but that didn’t happen this year on Christmas Day, what a flurry of activity!  I remember when the focus was on the gift opener/gift giver, not everyone at once!

Mom and Dad had the family for Christmas Day at their home this year. I keep a journal and blogging also helps me remember! I did really well blogging last year, however taking a year long course takes a toll on the time available to write (and do a lot of other things as well). Anyway, here’s what transpired last year.

What will 2014 Bring?

I am ready to enter into round 3 (out of 4) of my educational program through GWU next week. My next course will be Law and the Rehabilitation Consultant. It will be interesting. I hope to visit Washington DC to culminate my program AND most importantly to visit with my niece Taylor Prochnow.

Taylor made an Iowa trip over the holidays from her home in Arlington, Virgina, to visit her loud and obnoxious family (that’s us). 

Me and T

Me and T skating at the Brenton Plaza (no wipe outs!)

Taylor  graduated from the University of Miami and moved North to work in international relations. She works for a think tank in DC….more to come on her career some day. I am very proud of our beautiful Taylor Marie!

I hope your January is peaceful and the months to come bring what you foresee in your career. I’m excited about my career, especially preparing life care plans, and in planning my work flow. To help, I’m using the services of our local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for free, confidential and customized advice! I recommend if you have a small business, or want to start one, to do the same. Here’s more information on the SBDC.

And back to the wiping out possibility. I didn’t wipe out during this ice skating experience. But boy did I start slow and clunky (ice skating is not walking dummy…it’s more of a gliding motion.) I was getting into it!

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Follow what you enjoy in your new year and you will see success if you never give up!

But then again, a wipe out (AKA a mistake or an error) will happen and my mindset is that you learn from your mistakes.

Happy New Year! Be Safe, Make Good Choices, and Be Creative!

One choice you can make right now is to contact me to discuss a legal case that I can help with. I’m here to help you help your clients with litigated cases involving work and disability. 


My professional rehabilitation counseling practice is focused on helping people participate in the world around them, particularly in their own world of work.





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