At the beginning of 2020, I decided that instead of making one resolution for the entire year, I was going to make 12 smaller resolutions – one per month.

In terms of resolutions, it’s the best thing that I have ever done.

Number one, I don’t feel like a failure for quitting my yearly resolution after one week and, more importantly, it gave me an opportunity to change my resolution if I wanted to.

My resolution for January started very small. Replace watching CNN with groundbreaking documentaries. I made a few recommendations last month. I would like to add the brilliant ‘American Factory’ – produced by the Obamas and winner of this year’s Oscar for best documentary.

My February resolution was perhaps a little bit bigger and a little more important than watching less CNN. I decided to look after my health.

My problem isn’t that I’m unhealthy, my problem is that I’m almost too healthy.

I never seem to get sick.

I don’t know if it’s my strong Dutch-Guyanese DNA or stubborn Dutch-Guyanese disposition that doesn’t allow me to admit when I’m not feeling well.  At any rate, I decided to make my health a priority for 2020.

Once I put ‘health’ on my calendar some amazing things happened.

I started going to appointments! What a novel idea.

My doctor nearly fell off of her chair when I walked into her office.

I started checking my appointments off my list one by one.

Happy to say, so far, so good.

I’m very grateful that I’m healthy.

The big bonus – I have peace of mind.

Do we not live in THE best, if not one of the best countries in the world??

Thank you, Canada healthcare system.

People, make your appointments. Look after yourselves!

It’s so simple and it can be life altering.

Stay tuned for next month’s resolution.

I’m actually looking forward to it.