New Year, New Me: COVID-19 has spared me thus far, so I guess it's time I start living my best life.

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Date: Mar. 15, 2021
From: Review of Optometry(Vol. 158, Issue 3)
Publisher: Jobson Medical Information LLC
Document Type: Column
Length: 788 words
Lexile Measure: 1290L

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I might be a little late to the game with my New Year's resolutions, but that's not unusual for me. Happens all the time actually. The last entry in my "daily" personal journal is dated September 12. At least it was from 2020. I'm pretty sure it was, anyway.

But not a whole lot has happened since then, so I don't feel too bad about it. I wake up, put on my scrubs, pull on my mask, solve the world's eye problems and start all over again the next day. No biggie.

It's a new year, though. We have a new government. We have new vaccines. I recently had my first dose of what I hope was the COVID-19 vaccine. I haven't experienced any side effects, other than the fact that I am now a foot taller and have been signed by the Dallas Mavs. Don't worry; I'll still be practicing optometry on the side. In fact, it's time for my optometric New Year's resolutions. So, in no particular order, this year I pledge to:

1. Quit griping about the state board of optometry. These people work tirelessly to keep you and me gainfully employed. It's not easy....

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