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Things must be looking up. During tonight's speech I heard the President of the United States claim we've created 11 million new jobs, insured 11 million people, decreased our dependency on foreign oil to an amount comparable to that of 30 years ago, all the while promising a free community college education to anyone who is willing to work for it. He said we're putting thousands of dollars back into American pockets each year, and that this year the average family is saving around $750 at the pump. He talked a lot about our progress, and didn't forget to shed light on the tough issues we must still face. So that was the State of the Union. But what's the state of my union? Where have I been? Where am I going? Tonight, Obama served as my own personal self-help conference. It's actually funny how his words about the nation's progress were so relevant to my own life. Here are a few words I found to be compelling: "Let's focus more on the values at stake in the choices before us"

"At every step, we were told our goals were misguided or too ambitious"

"It's not a nice to have, it's a must have"

"Let's stay ahead of the curve"

"We lead best...when we don’t let our fears blind us to the opportunities that this new century presents."

While I'd like to think I can share everything with my blog, that's just not true (yet). Tonight I'm going to assess the State of Tati's Union and make sure I'm following through with my plans and heading in the right direction (or somewhere close to it). I encourage any inspired and lost soul to do the same.

Peace, Love, and Pant Suits

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