December 31, 2012

I resolve…

One year ago, 2012 had yet to reveal what it was to become. 2012 was to be a year of struggles, both professionally and personally. It was also to be a year of personal exploration and the realization that my life is better when I’m surrounded by those who love me and cherish me for who I am.

If you had asked me for my resolutions last year, I’m sure it was along the lines of eating better, exercising more. This year, however – a year later – I am looking at 2013 with a sense of optimism that I haven’t had in a long time. Even with the unfinished business of a divorce and helping my kids adjust to a different life, I am still optimistic that this year will open the door to the rest of my life and I am looking forward to seeing what is behind that door.

I have already so much to be thankful for. I have beautiful, healthy children who I can love and hold and cherish. And I have a wonderful new relationship that I hope continues to blossom and build on the promise that has presented itself so far. I had forgotten how good it feels to be loved.

So with 2012 in the rear-view mirror, I look to 2013 and my resolutions have more to do with internal happiness than anything else…

I resolve to laugh more and stress less.

I resolve to accept the past, honor the present and embrace the future.

I resolve to listen to my heart as well as my mind.

I resolve to be passionate about things that matter to me.

I resolve to do things that scare me.

I resolve to be the person I want to be.

2013, let’s do this.


  1. I hear ya, brother. You’ve come a long way and done it all with grace.

    Personally, I’d just like to get two walnut-brain-sized, Italian Greyhounds to pee outside…

    Comment by Amo — December 31, 2012 @ 11:00 am

  2. Good for you. Each year will be different, but easier. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013.

    Comment by Nancy (@ Spinning My Plates) — December 31, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

  3. Well said! Cheers!

    Comment by daphne — December 31, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

  4. Happy New Year to you and all the munchkins! :)

    Comment by Deanna — January 1, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

  5. I just dropped in after a hiatus (not just from your blog…) and I am happy to see that you are happy. Here’s to a MUCH better 2013!

    Comment by memphislis — January 16, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

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