Resolution

Just keep trying.

This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge. We were to write a three-word resolution.

Resolutions are a yearly tradition in our house. As we eat our New Year's dinner, each of us shares our intentions for the new year, while I document them on my computer. The best part of the year is reading aloud the previous years' resolutions and examining our successes (and failures).

Last year, my son had thirty-eight resolutions, my daughters had thirty-four and twenty-four. My husband had three, one of which was move. I also had three, each of which involved exercise, writing and weight loss.

I find it funny that probably the most difficult resolution made last year--move--was the one we kept: After ten long years of being away, we are again at home. And so, this year, I'll just keep trying with my other resolutions, celebrating small successes and not mourning those failures brought on by writer's block and soothed with an extra cookie or three.


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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Resolution

Just keep trying.

This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge. We were to write a three-word resolution.

Resolutions are a yearly tradition in our house. As we eat our New Year's dinner, each of us shares our intentions for the new year, while I document them on my computer. The best part of the year is reading aloud the previous years' resolutions and examining our successes (and failures).

Last year, my son had thirty-eight resolutions, my daughters had thirty-four and twenty-four. My husband had three, one of which was move. I also had three, each of which involved exercise, writing and weight loss.

I find it funny that probably the most difficult resolution made last year--move--was the one we kept: After ten long years of being away, we are again at home. And so, this year, I'll just keep trying with my other resolutions, celebrating small successes and not mourning those failures brought on by writer's block and soothed with an extra cookie or three.


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12 Comments:

At December 31, 2013 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Tracie Nall said...

Move is a big one for us this year. I hope we make it. Very glad to hear that you did, and are finally at home again. What a blessing.

Good wishes for you for 2014!

 
At December 31, 2013 at 2:50 PM , OpenID angieinspired said...

Or as a spunky little clown fish once said, "Just keep swimming." :) Happy New Year!

 
At December 31, 2013 at 4:33 PM , Blogger kymm said...

Made me think of Dorie, too!
Just keep doing what you do. You do it extremely well.
Happy New Year, Kelly!

 
At December 31, 2013 at 4:54 PM , Blogger Debra said...

Excellent. Best advice for those who struggle.

 
At January 1, 2014 at 9:02 AM , Blogger Ruby Manchanda said...

Wow so inspiring

 
At January 1, 2014 at 10:55 PM , Anonymous JannaTWrites said...

It's either keep trying or give up... there's no hope to be found in giving up.

Good luck on your recycled resolutions in 2014 :)

 
At January 2, 2014 at 7:36 AM , OpenID thewordpirate said...

Excellent resolution, Kelly. Sometimes it's all we can do, and I find a lot of hope in those three words. And of course cookies never hurt either;) I hope you have a stellar 2014, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your amazing writing!

 
At January 2, 2014 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Ann Bennett said...

With experience, all those resolutions can be summed quickly. I think I will follow your lead. Happy New Year.

 
At January 2, 2014 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Kir said...

I have learned that taking one breath, living one day at a time is the best way for me. To keep swimming, moving forward, stopping to rest or breathe (if I need it, it's essential to the journey) and then standing up and walking forward again.

I love knowing you're somewhere doing the same. Someone said to me very recently, "even if it's 15 minutes at a time, it's enough to hear your own heart beating"

HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend.

 
At January 2, 2014 at 6:46 PM , OpenID momosapien said...

This is a beautiful and hopeful resolution. Here's wishing you comfort and momentum throughout the year.

 
At January 4, 2014 at 6:54 AM , Anonymous Unaware But Underlined said...

Love it! Happy new year.

 
At January 5, 2014 at 12:02 PM , Blogger Tom MacInnes said...

Cookies always do it for me, too. :) All the best in 2014, Kelly. Hope that "home" is where you find your heart is and that you have a year filled with success and contentment and, of course, cookies. :)

 

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