This New Year is a Fresh Start....What Will You Be Doing?
We are so grateful for the New Year to begin - WELCOME 2021! I don't know about you, but I always relish some time off to re-connect with family and friends and while this year how we did that was quite different, it gave me an opportunity to spend time in new ways.
When I have a chunk of time off, I like to indulge in 'time-wasting' activities like jigsaw puzzles. The one above was a 1,000 piece beauty. The first week, I had help from my daughter. I find that puzzling helps my mind think and process in different ways - instead of the logical brain finding the connections, sometimes I let my subconscious connect color patterns or shapes. I am always surprised when I find the one piece that fits perfectly from the 1,000 pieces on the first try!
What does this have to do with Advocacy? I think that health advocacy uses all our brain power to find new and different ways of looking at common, seemingly unsolvable problems of health and health care. With the new year stretched out in front of you....at HealthAdvocateX, we would love to know:
- What will you be doing new this year?
- What do you hope happens in the year ahead?
- Who will you be surrounding yourself with to make it happen?
- What will you be letting go?
In 2021, HealthAdvocateX will be changing (from WASHAA)...but we are not quite all there yet!
As we mentioned in our December eNews...This essentially means that our systems may be down (or unavailable during certain periods) and our websites, phones, emails may not work perfectly during this time. We pride ourselves on being responsive but we ask that you practice patience as we are converting our systems to upgrade to a more modern, functional platform. NOTE: We will be doing our best to launch our website, WWW.HEALTHADVOCATEX.ORG
, but our www.washaa.org
website will be available until all aspects of our new website function without incidence.
We are also planning for 2021 and have now posted our calendar of events
- please take note of regularly scheduled Community Conversations, Networking Events and our Annual Conference will be scheduled for November 4-5, 2021.
We welcome your ideas as we forge a new and renewed pathway to collaborate and support advocacy in all aspects of health and healthcare. Here's to a new year and here is to YOU! We can't wait for what is coming next!