My Lack of New Year's Resolutions

I am still having a hard time believing that we are already in 2020. While I was looking forward to the New Year with excitement, I also hate changes. And a new year is a big change.

Now that we are well on our way into January, I see a lot of talking about "words of the year" and resolutions. And, I've been asked a few times if I have any resolutions that I made for 2020.

The short answer is "No."

The long answer is (of course) not so short. I don't really make resolutions, but in past years I have set "goals" for myself. Things that I wish to accomplish in the new year.

This year I do have goals, but they are not, perhaps, what most people would think that they would be, or what they have been in the past. My goals are simple things. Such as taking more walks and drinking more water. Spending more time reading and less time on my phone. Doing more things that I enjoy, and fewer things that I think I "should" be doing.

I want to take this year to really relax and enjoy myself and my family. In many ways, the past two years have been lived in "survival mode." It was all about planning, packing, moving, and moving again. There were a lot of unknowns and unforeseen futures.

So, the long answer is that while I don't have any resolutions to make, I do plan on embracing this year and everything that it has. To finally, for what seems like a very long time, take the time to press "pause."

I feel that in today's society, and with the open-door of social media, many people feel pressure to be DOING something. Whether it's making a plan having or having set a goal. I know that in the past I have.

 But I also believe in the value of taking time to reset. And that's what I'm doing. Taking time to not do anything other than enjoy 2020. And I'm just fine with that. 


  1. Raising your children and making food and keeping house IS a big goal!! I am not one for this resolution thing by much interrupts my HOPES for what I WANT TO DO!! So it is more peaceful to go along doing what is needed, meanwhile, keeping plenty of projects around for the times one gets to do such things!!

  2. Love your new year (lack of) resolutions. I'm joining you here. I'm going to do what I can and be happy about it!

  3. Love this. I totally get it. Lord bless you, your family, and your reset <3!!!!!


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