At the beginning of this year, I decided I would embrace the world of facials and skin care. I had never indulged in such ‘pampering’ before and foolishly thought, it would be just a matter of turning up once a month, enjoy the attention and relaxation, and then, a few months down the track, I would have youthful-looking skin! Boy was I wrong! It was far more complicated than that!!! I couldn’t believe how much time I had to commit and I was only thinking of knocking off about ten years of wear and tear!

It’s like anything though isn’t it? To get results, you have to commit to the cause, and do the work. I recently told you about my health kick. The one that I made my husband do with me. It has nearly been five months now, and we are doing okay. We are probably not as strict as when we first started, but hey, life gets in the way, and I am a big believer of enjoying life (especially when birthdays are of a significant number!)

It’s interesting to note, that when you excitedly sign up to a new gym, a new course, a new weight-loss program, a new partner – YOU AND ONLY YOU, can do the work to make this new relationship work! I think that this is written in the fine print. It is probably a long way into the contract, that you have given up on reading, as you quickly sign, in desperation to get on this new exciting path to improvement!

The BORN2READ® reading program is no different. For a young child to learn to read, they need to engage in the reading process, with someone by their side, at least five times a week. Simply becoming a member and doing nothing about it, will not achieve the results you need!

And just before you think that I am one of those annoying people, who when they commit to something, they never waiver, think again. Sadly, I have to admit, I really couldn’t be bothered following the lavish skin routine. I’ve just lowered my expectations of younger looking skin, and enjoy the monthly pampering. (Hopefully my therapist will never read this!)

After all, commitment is tough, and I believe it is only for the most absolute important things in your life – Gregory you are safe for now – I’m not going anywhere. (just in case you read that new partner bit!)

Until next time, commit to what is important to you, and enjoy the life-changing experience!

Best wishes!


Teacher and Author of the BORN2READ Reading Program