Which starts right here with being kinder to ourselves. I don't have to be perfect for everyone and at all times. It's okay to take a breath, take a break, eat lunch at a table, go first in line once in a while. Of course that's hard! It's not how we've been programmed, it's not what's expected of a school counselor. But I remind myself, doormats are not good role models. In 2019 I will be kind to others, but I'm also going to work on being kinder to me.