Friday, December 28, 2012

Resolutions

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by Becky Moore
Historically, we’re not really big New Year’s resolutions kind of people, per say, in that we don’t formally declare a resolution to achieve during the year. Rather, we hope for good health and happiness, restful and fun times with my husband and son, and success enough to keep the lights and heat on.

This year, however, I’m going with the flow and declaring an end to 2012, the year of my concussion and resulting and lingering distraction and inability to concentrate … I’m resolving to finish and submit three romances and a children’s book, and seek out an agent. There, I’ve said it. I’ve engaged my quantum self, and am on the path to awesomeness. Cross your fingers!
History dot com notes that “the earliest recorded festivities in honor of a new year’s arrival date back some 4,000 years to ancient Babylon.” That means that millions of people across time and space have resolved to make changes in their lives. Resolutions that are incredibly personal and meaningful. Resolutions that spark change, and help forge new paths.

They’re an interesting concept, these New Year’s resolutions. Last year, Time Magazine posted the top ten broken resolutions, which I found to be both humorous and a little sad. Here’s the list: lose weight and get fit; quit smoking; learn something new; eat healthier and diet; get out of debt and save money; spend more time with family; travel to new places; be less stressed; volunteer; and drink less.

What’s on your list this year? Got any goals or hopes for a great year?

4 comments:

Iris said...

Like you, I've never been one to make a resolution. It seems to me that you're either going to do something or not. But in keeping with the spirit of the blog...I'd like to crunch all those broken Time Magazine resolutions into one big whopper! Healthy, Happy and Wise seems to be a fabulous goal for anyone. Happy New Year :)

Beckey said...

Sorry, No resolutions cause they seem to go wayside sometime in the first 3 months...


I sincerely hope for the best for you and your sucesses for the coming year... :)

Barbara Elsborg said...

No goals or resolutions for me either. I have NO willpower so better not to torment myself. But hopes - yes - lots of those! Top of my list - to walk into a random bookstore and see any of my books on a shelf. Probably not going to happen but it's still a big hope!

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