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Peace Out, 2012. Welcome, 2013!

Every December, like many people, I tend to look back briefly on the year that’s about to end. However, I don’t spend too much time reflecting on the year that’s just passed, other than to shake my head in amazement at how quickly it went by. If I spend too much time looking backwards, I’m likely to end up feeling guilty and inadequate about what I didn’t do or what mistakes I made.

Instead, I put much more effort into planning the upcoming year. I love the look of a blank monthly planner, the lined pages just waiting to be filled with birthdays, appointments, nightly dinner ideas, you get the idea. I love starting fresh, with 12 whole months ahead of me. The only disappointing part of it all is that, when I wake up on January 1st, I don’t actually feel a tangible shift from…

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I am a mom, a wife, and a freelance writer. I love to research and have a passion for social justice and nonprofit work.


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  1. I don’t tend to look back either. I do make resolutions, but don’t keep them. ;-( I try to do my best, change my habits daily, so a new year doesn’t have a significant meaning for me, really. LIfe is a challenge every year!

    Posted by Mare | January 1, 2013, 13:16
  2. Like Mare, I’m terrible at keeping resolutions. But I have one goal for the whole year, and I guess if you want to call it a resolution, you could. It’s simply this: Do Better. I think it encompasses pretty much every facet of my life. 🙂

    Posted by L. Catharine Tayler | January 4, 2013, 10:11


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