Happy New Year from Marie Dean

Happy New Year!

 

We wish you and your family a joyful, bright, healthy and prosperous new year!
Thank you for being a valued customer and fan of Marie Dean Hair & Body Care!

 

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My Goals for 2013

I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful start to the New Year.  It looks like it’s going to be an amazing year!

Marie Dean Hair & Body Care

Last year was an extremely busy year for Marie Dean Hair & Body Care.  I thank all of my wonderful customers for their support.  I have some awesome plans in 2013.  I’m having new labels created for some products and working on formulations that are turning out great.  I’m also exploring commercial space in LA to expand my work.  A bigger facility will give me more room to work, add more equipment and supply more products.

My Writings

I have not been as productive as I could have been in 2012, but I’ve written a few short stories and started the second part to NFTHBTCYO.   I promise to post additional chapters of NFTHBTCYO and fresh short stories this year.

My New Year Resolutions

New Year resolutions are very hard to stick to – so I’ll list some of my goals for this year…

Getting healthy

I have never taken my health for granted and I have always tried to maintain a healthy weight and live a healthy life.  However, I failed my physical early last year and I have been working super hard ever since to lose weight and maintain good blood pressure and glucose levels naturally.  I’m walking and exercising every day, eating lots of veggies and less meat, drinking only water, and cutting out carbs and sugar.

The only sweet something that I’m struggling with is sweet iced-tea.  In the past, I could drink sweet iced tea morning, noon and night.  Those sweet tea days are over.  I haven’t had sweet iced-tea since my Thanksgiving visit in New Jersey.  Before November, I haven’t had a drop pass my lips in over 10 months.  I’d like to lose at least 40 pounds.  The good thing is I’m not on insulin and I’m losing about 1 ½ – 2 pounds a week.  This year I’m going to start running and working out with a trainer.  I’m fighting the good fight – I will do it!

Take a real vacation out of the country

I usually spend 2 ½ weeks on the East coast with family during the holidays.  This year I want to visit France, Switzerland and Italy.

Publish more books

Last year I wrote a few short stories and recorded tons of story ideas.  I haven’t dedicated enough time to actually flesh out some of the new story ideas.   So…this means I must make more time for writing.  It’s too easy to admit that Marie Dean Hair & Body Care is keeping me too busy from writing.  No more excuses.  The real culprit is me.  I will be a productive writer going forward.

Read more

I have so many books that I have not gotten around to reading.  I’m injecting some “me” time into my life’s schedule this year!

Master Photography

I purchased a Nikon digital camera early last year and have not yet opened the box (I hope the camera works!).  I have been so occupied with Marie Dean Hair & Body Care and other things that I haven’t gotten around to using it.  I want to learn how to take amazing photos.

So now you have read my goals for this year.  I hope you have a few resolutions and goals as well.

Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

Adriene Marie