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This year, resolve to do something different
It’s January again. Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Maybe this is the year to forget the boring, routine promises you won’t keep, like going to the gym every day and calling your parents once a week. Try resolving to be more creative in 2014 with these resolutions:
• Keep a journal. Spend a few minutes every day writing down your thoughts, feelings, dreams and ambitions—not your daily schedule or your upcoming appointments. Let your mind wander; free-associate a little. You may be surprised at the ideas you generate.
• Read more. Vary your reading habits and explore different topics. If you usually read novels, try a biography. If you read only history, try a book on modern-day science. You’ll exercise your mind and maybe find new connections between ideas.
• Learn something new. Take a class in something unrelated to your job or your usual hobbies—art, auto mechanics, philosophy, etc. Mastering new skills can refresh your outlook on life.
• Meet new people. Make a positive effort to make new friends this year (or professional contacts). Look for gatherings of people whose interests match yours and network. The more people you know, the better equipped you are to learn and grow.
• Create something for the heck of it. Paint a picture, write a poem or start a garden—not because you’ll get paid for it, but because you want to. You’ll find satisfaction in achieving personal goals and motivation to keep trying new things.
Are you a high school senior or the spouse of an active-duty Service Member considering college next year, but worried how you will pay for it? Look no further - Corvias Foundation maybe able to help! Each year, the Foundation awards 10, $50,000 scholarships and 20, $5,000 grants. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about the available scholarships and educational grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications are available online.
The Corvias Military Living annual resident satisfaction survey began in December and will continue into January. Surveys are conducted by SatisFacts, an independent property management research firm.
SatisFacts will contact residents by email to complete a brief online survey. Participation is voluntary, but encouraged. Feedback is necessary to improve your experience. Contact your community office for more information.
The Army Emergency Relief Spouse Education Assistance Program (SEAP) is available for spouses of active duty, retired and deceased Soldiers. The SEAP Scholarships are based on financial need. Assistance is for part time or full time, first undergraduate studies only.
The Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program is available for dependent children of active, retired and deceased Soldiers. Children of a Grey Area Reservists or National Guard are eligible as retired members. The Ursano Scholarship Program is based on financial need, academics and leadership/achievement. Assistance is for full time, first undergraduate studies only.
Applications for the 2014-2015 school year are available online Jan. 1, 2014 and must be submitted by May 1, 2014. For more information and application forms, visit http://www.aerhq.org or call a scholarship counselor at 1-866-878-6378.
Setting a New Year’s resolution January 1 is easy, but sticking with it for the next 364 days can be tough. Service members and their families have a resource to help keep those resolutions going in 2014.
Military One Source, a one stop shop of information, resources and tools, provides assistance to help the military and family members in any aspect of life. The most popular areas include work-life balance, a healthier lifestyle and relationship improvement.
In addition to the information available, Military One Source offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in person, online or by telephone. Counselors address everyday stressors, relationship concerns, deployment and reintegration, financial management and many other issues.
To learn more about the services offered by Military One Source go to http://www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
To prevent damage to your home and belongings, please turn off and drain your outside hose faucets during the winter months. Failure to do so will result in water freezing the pipes inside your walls. When the exterior hose faucets are turned on, they will attempt to push water through and past any frozen sections, leading to an inevitable breaking of the pipes or hose and flooding inside your walls. Always disconnect hoses from the exterior hose bib faucets. As you turn off the faucet and water pressure drops, the hose faucet will attempt to pull in any water left in the hose. This water can get trapped in your hose’s faucet. Doing this throughout the winter will ensure your family will not have this inconvenience or damage.
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
Upcoming events and important dates:
- January 1: All offices closed
- January 20: All offices closed
Drop-Off Point: 7th Ave and Castle Way through January
How can you stay warm and save energy this winter? Dress for the season! If your home feels chilly, try putting on another layer of clothing, such as a sweater or jacket, before turning up the thermostat.