So 2020 is my year.

Who am I kidding? Every year is my year. I love my life, and I love what I do. So why does it sound so cliche? So insta-ready? So boring?

Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not a machine.

I’ve got my mental demons the same as everyone else, I have good days and bad days.

Days when I don’t want to get out of bed and days when I feel so insecure and inadequate that I feel totally overwhelmed. Days when it all seems so totally hard and lonely and scary.

Days when I look in the mirror and I don’t see smiling eyes and a warm expression. Days when it just all feels too much.

But even on those dark frightening days, I find myself feeling grateful.

Grateful that I have a home and a family and friends. Grateful that I can laugh, and make people laugh. Grateful that I get time to be quiet. Grateful that I’m a wife and a mother. Some days I’m just grateful to be alive.

Gratitude and a passion for caring is my default position. My factory reset. I care about my life, my family and my friends. I care about my home and my environment.

I care about the way I treat people. I care about fairness and trust and integrity. I care about truth and honesty.

I care about calmness and quiet and peace. I care about having the freedom to express who I am and be who I want to be.

I believe in the power of kindness and the magic of trust. I believe in being transparent and helpful and a good friend. I care about how I make people feel.

I believe in empowering ourselves and our future generations to go out there and seek out their purpose. I believe in valuing our worth.

I believe in the universal language of a smile. Smiling and laughing are the things I love best.

Making my patients feel safe and cared for and relaxed are honestly the reasons that I’m a dental hygienist.

Yes, I love the scratching, and measuring, cleaning and polishing and treating the disease. But that’s just what I do.

How I do it is by working with people who believe what I believe. In a clean and bright environment with state of the art technology.

But Why? Why do I do what I do?

I believe I understand how to make people feel better about themselves, feel more confident, and relaxed. I believe I can make people smile. I believe I can make a difference.

I just choose to clean peoples teeth for a living.

If you’ve not found your why? Check out

Finding the Why By Simon Sinek