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The Front Porch View-January 2019

The Front Porch View January, 2019 ISSUE

Accountability Counts


As I rang in 2019, rounding out another decade in this forever hectic and challenging life, I made ZERO New Year Resolutions! “Pie crust promises, easily made, easily broken” (credit Mary Poppins) aren’t for me this year.  I decided rather than make several empty promises to myself, I will identify the areas of my life that need work and choose willing and wise accountability partners to help me set goals and implement plans to achieve 2019 objectives. I’m still working on the list but rest assured it is a January priority for me. Understand, there won’t be just ONE accountability partner.  I aim to seek out willing family and friends who demonstrate the ability and practice disciplines needed to reach each of my 2019 objectives. I already have my first accountability partner in mind – she will see to it the list of objectives and partners is completed before the February newsletter goes to distribution. Some of you may have guessed who that is but I won’t be sharing names – we will identify her as Accountability Partner #1. Her role: Help keep me focused on the written plan – February 1 due date,  because… “You are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down” (credit article below)


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As a new year begins there are always goals we strive to achieve both in and out of the home. Check out the link below for housekeeping tips that make reaching these goals a little easier.

10 Housekeeping Habits To Adopt In The New Year




It’s easy to start the New Year off with a bang, but sometimes harder to keep a positive mentality going throughout the year. Below are some tips to help you do just that.

20 Tips For A Positive New Year

Make 2019 Your Most Positive Year Yet

6 Tricks To Becoming A More Positive Thinker




Like I mentioned above, we’ve all been through it before, gearing up to stick to a New Year’s resolution only to slowly lose your motivation soon after. It’s time for a change. The links below are here to help us stay focused and accountable, and get out of the rut. Take a look below and let me know what works for you!

This is How to Increase The Odds of Reaching Your Goals by 95%

How To Know Whether You Need A Coach, Mastermind, or Accountability Partner

Forget Mentors, Find An Accountability Partner




Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21, 2019

This month we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr a prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Take a look at the link below to see how you can, “Make it a Day ON, Not a Day Off!”.

MLK Day of Service


Great events happening around the area. Click on the event below to learn more.

Central Maryland Farm & Toy Show-January 19th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in Gettysburg-January 21st

Master Gardner Grow It Eat It Class: Getting Started-January 22nd

Ice Dinner: Food and Wine Pairings-January 25th

Winter Wine at the B&O Railroad Museum-January 25th


Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in 2019. Save the posted dates now and check back with us for specifics as the other events draw closer!

Chocolate Crawl-February 8th

Gettysburg Times With This Ring Wedding Show-February 10th

Kid’s Book Making and Hot Cocoa Event-March 9th

49th Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet-March 22nd

Search for the Golden Egg-begins April 17th

Spring Carlisle-begins April 24th

Shiloh Pottery Mother’s Day Weekend Studio Show and Sale-begins May 12th

Union Bridge Fire Company Carnival-begins May 31st

Hometown Chili Cook Off & Custom Car Show-June 15th

Annual Adams County Irish Festival at Gettysburg-July 20th

Fall Farm Skirmish-September 21st

Fall Carlisle-begins October 2nd

National Apple Harvest Festival-begins October 5th

Annual Harvest Day and Parade-October 26th

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies-November 23rd

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival-begins December 6th


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