Resolutions vs. Goals

Dear readers,

Do you make resolutions or goals? At our house we make goals. We know we’re a work in progress. Sometimes we make fun ones like, making one new recipe a week or visiting a new state park. Both of these things we achieved. There are others that we’re still working on because, let’s face it, if it was a resolution it would have been a whopping failure.

Resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/resolution

A firm decision, huh? Cold turkey. To do or not. No in-between? Yeah, no.

Just like this blog was supposed to have a weekly post about our library finds and fell apart somewhere around the end of June, some of my goals weren’t achieved. Things happen. New job opportunities, volunteer commitments, scary family health problems, travel, car accidents, home projects, etc. Life happens. Then you try again.

My husband and I have two small kids as you know from reading this blog. There’s not much out there more humbling than having kids. You learn that all your best resolutions become flexible. Most of your “I will never” statements become “I’ll try not to” hemming and hawing. For example, I’m in love with my minivan. I never thought I’d say that!

On that note, I can say that I’m going to set a goal for 2020 for more posts. I’m going to be more faithful to this blog. I might not always post a “what we’re reading” because sometimes fun things happen to us that have sparked a story idea, and I’ll need to share that instead. Or I’ll hoard it and work it out until it becomes a post in the “Works in Progress” page.

No 2020 vision jokes here. Nothing but a fresh start like the snow my kids and husband are throwing at each other outside my window. Nothing more, and nothing less than a hope that you too get to set and achieve new (or recycled) goals for 2020.

“Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it… yet.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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