A few years back, I decided that instead of making New Year’s Resolutions, I would make resolutions around the time of my birthday instead. To me, it seemed more logical that way. This year, I have decided to change back to the traditional resolutions.
As I was contemplating my resolutions with a friend of mine the other night, she looked at me very seriously and said, “You only need to make one resolution this year, and that is to survive.” That night I laid in bed and thought about my upcoming year and how absolutely right my dear friend was. This year is going to be a tough one.
My divorce should be final within the next few weeks. I will be moving out of the home that my children and I have known for over 7 years. I will be going back to work after 9 years of being a stay at home mom…. and my teaching credentials are not up to date. I will be an honest to goodness single mom trying to make ends meet, give my children every single moment, advantage, opportunity that I possibly can while all at the same time trying to keep them out of daycare as much as I possibly can. Some days it so overwhelming that I can barely breathe. I try not to think about it because it does get to be all encompassing.
After our chat, I put off my goals of a smaller jean size and becoming a member of a book club. I set aside lofty ideas of abandoning my beloved Diet Coke. I am even putting on hold my great desire to put up a new craft… like I really needed that one.
I do know that my friend is right. I will have to learn to tuck and roll this year. I do agree that it is going to be a year that is going to start with surviving, but I hope to end it thriving! That is my New Year’s Resolution. I do know however, that in order to do that I will have to keep my one last resolution of organization. That is going to be the key. Isn’t it the key to everything?
My New Year’s Motto:
My Theme Song for the year: