In 2013, I resolve to...As told by my kiddos
By MelanieSPickett on January 03, 2013
New Year's Resolutions...Who Needs 'Em?
I like to set goals for myself but my number one is to be happy. That's no easy feat, right? Every year I set and try to adhere to a budget and an exercise regimen, eat better. I think for the most part, we all try to achieve those things fairly regularly. This year I plan to write more, daily hopefully. That's the reason for this blog. I've had some significant struggles and events happen in my life and at some point I'll probably share a couple in the hopes they will encourage someone else and help them to know they're not alone. I was a victim of some pretty horrible domestic violence and it seems like every time the opportunity arises where I feel I can share "my story of survival", someone is brought to tears and they relate to me how it helped them to hear this and to see how I've moved on. In fact, as I type this, I received a message from a friend saying that my happiness gives her hope. One of my bigger aspirations for this year...help others more.
I wanted to put a spin on the whole resolutions thing and asked my kids what they resolve for themselves this 2013. Here's what they offered me knowing full well I was posting it to this blog. They thought maybe they should hold back some info because they might be recognized online. I assured them I'm not so sure this will be a high-traffic blog so maybe they really shouldn't worry. :-)
Through the eyes of a 10-year-old, he resolves to:
1. Call my stepdad "Dad".
2. Go to the YMCA more.
3. Get all A's on my next report card (he's on his way; he's only got one B, all A's).
4. I wanna eat healthier.
5. Next year I'll come up with more resolutions.
Through the eyes of a 15-year-old, she resolves to:
1. Talk to people more.
2. Talk to the Homeless Frodo should we meet.
3. Put on better performances in drama class. (What? She puts on fine dramatic performances at home pretty regularly.) ;-)
Noble and realistic hopes for themselves. I'm a proud parent and I'm not afraid to brag a little about my youngsters. They're pretty strong and amazing kids with beautiful hearts and minds. I have no doubt they'll achieve these resolutions and then some.
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