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Happy 2018!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2018 image

“We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.

Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.”
(Ellen Goodman)


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Evil resolutions

Ah, that dreaded question! That thing we all say we will do but never actually make it to the finish line!

We’re all creators of almost-standard replies that sound like “This year is the year I will lose 50 pounds of weight!” Or “From January 1st I will stop smoking for good!” Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

“I’m a little bit older, a little bit wiser, a little bit rounder,
but still none the wiser.”

(Robert Paul)

We’re going to get resolute about our new year’s resolutions in 2013,” according to a new weekly writing challenge on WordPress today. The doompocalyptic-resolutions-writing challenge asks us to write about “the three things you’d most like to change about your life, and make a bold, I-don’t-care-who-knows-it-because-there’s-a-meteor-a-comin’ assertion to the world that you are going to get these changes made. And that you’ll have at least started making them happen by March. When, erm, you’re probably going to wind up as dust.

Ouch… resolutions… dirty word! Especially on New Year’s Day. Even though I’ve never made tangible lists in the past, I always had a quickly-made-up and shortened version of one in my mind when I needed an easy-to-fix pick-me-up, purely for self-gratifying purposes of course. I know, I am a couch-potato when it comes to making resolutions or sticking to them… Read More

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