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Ten Resolutions

ten resolutionsIn the past I have eschewed New Year’s resolutions in favor of a word for the year, but this year I’m making ten resolutions. Ten is a lot, but many are small, and require only a little discipline and a willingness to make changes. I hope that together they will increase my happiness which of course will make me a better parent, friend, sibling, citizen and writer. These resolutions are my tossed pebble. 

Ten is a random number, I came up with it before my resolutions, but it is a good number. There are things I would dearly love to bring into my life, but are not wholly within my power, so those will remain wishes. I resolve to do things I can do myself, and hope that these ten behaviors will invite my wishes to come true. Because as cynical as I am, I still believe in the power of  wishes.



  1. Drink 2 quarts of water 
  2. Move around (dance, swim, walk, bike) at least 20 minutes 
  3. Write something, even if it’s just a journal entry
  4. Screen-free dinners
  5. Meditate
  6. Eat an apple  

For the Year

  1. De-clutter my house or fall in love (whichever comes first)
  2. Cook more (and write about it)
  3. Read 20 books* 
  4. Travel 

*List coming soon

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  • January 2, 2017 - 10:48 am

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Happy New Year Nancy! These look reasonable enough. Best Wishes on achieving all of your desired goals in the days and months ahead.ReplyCancel

    • January 5, 2017 - 11:06 am - Thanks Peggy! I’ve tried to make these d0-able… Happy New Year to you too. ReplyCancel

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