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Amy's Reflections

March 14, 2022

I can’t do it all! There, I said it, and I own it. I have been trying to split myself a million ways lately, and I have had to learn the very hard lesson of saying, “no, I just can’t make it work in my life right now.”  I know there are many of you out there that can relate. I feel like for the most part, I keep things running pretty smoothly even when my family is going in a bunch of different directions, but lately it has felt overwhelming. So, I took a pause, had a good cry, and 
re-prioritized where I need to focus my time and attention and started saying no. This means missing out on some things that I enjoy but being present for my family, which is most important to me.  

One of the things I missed this past week was the Belmond Community Awards Banquet. I enjoy the banquet as it highlights all the amazing work that goes on behind the scenes that makes our communities great. Our very own, Jim Gochenouer, was recognized with the Guardian Angel Award. Jim has been an amazing part of our ambulance service for so many years. He picks up a lot of hours as a driver and definitely deserves to be recognized for the difference he makes. 

Speaking of recognition, I hope everyone had a great time at the March Meltdown party where we got to celebrate all of you for your hard work and dedication over the past year. One of my favorite things to do is celebrate our staff as you truly make a difference in this world. When we are surrounded by chaos, you are the calm in the storm. For that I am grateful. My challenge for you this week is to find something to say no to and be okay with it. Good luck -  it is harder than it sounds!

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