January 19, 2011



1. Process of Resolving
The process of resolving something such as a problem or dispute

2. Decision
A firm decision to do something

3. Determination
Firmness of mind or purpose

New Year’s Resolution anyone? I make and take mine with a grain of sand, so when I break them, I don’t feel so bad. Then what’s the point right? Well everyone needs a new beginning, a starting point, a boost, so why not. So thought I share mine with you, and let you know how I’m doing. I think Resolutions, New Year or otherwise, would probably be more effective if we had someone to hold us accountable. But then it can be a very thin line between holding someone accountable, and the accountee lashing out in a fit of rage because she feels attacked and eating a sleeve of Oreos. Just thinking out loud here, not that I’d know anything about that!

1. First resolution: Ponytail restriction.
 That’s right, I said it, and I’m owning it. For two years I have faithfully sported the quick and easy ponytail. You can’t really say much of anything bad about the ponytail; it’s quick, easy, wet, dry, out of your way and cool. I suppose that’s why so many of us “mom type” (yeah, I’m stereotyping) have a gnarly addiction to this do. I’m not going cold turkey here that might be too much! I am only allowing myself one day a week to pony tail it. How will the world recognize me? More importantly, I can’t believe I didn’t recognize me. I feel good without the pony-I look good without the pony. It’s worth the few extra minutes I lose of snooze.

2. Second resolution: No more monkeys eating in the car.
Oh stop, I can feel the laughter. Broke on day two. As we speak my car is littered with chip fragments and crunchy puffs. It’s just too easy, and we’re just too busy. I’m okay letting that one go, but I gave it a whirl. If anyone out there is able to go snack free in the car (and mind you your kids would have to be perfectly content, not screaming banshees) you have my admiration.

3. Third resolution: To be bold.
To walk the line outside of my comfort zone, to take on new challenges (by choice), to be bold in the things I say and in my convictions. I don’t wish to live my life in regret, no if I just would’ve done that, or just would’ve said that. It’s just a chance and if there is no bungee cord or illegal activity involved, then take a chance. Something miraculous might just happen!

I briefly toyed with the notion of tackling procrastination….however; I realized this blog was more than likely born from the very vice I speak. When I procrastinate, it is usually to do something else that needs to be done or something for my kids or self, so I’ve made peace with the “P” word for now.

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? How is it going?


  1. I'm curious - how are the resolutions going now that you've had two full months? Inquiring minds want to know, you know!

  2. Hummm, let me just re-read what my resolutions were...just kidding. Going great! In fact the ponytail is almost non-exsistent. The eating in the car has cut down, and I'm bolder than ever. Thanks for asking. I just checked out your blog, really great. I'm looking forward to reading more and wish you much success. Funny that I read that at this time, because in my drafts is my next post about dating. Stay tuned I guess.


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