I’m a perfectionist so I usually make my New Year’s resolutions in October, practice them for a few months, and if I feel I’m succeeding then I’ll announce them on New Years Eve.  That way I don’t feel foolish for saying something Jan 1 and failing at it by Jan 31.  I also find that I get a second wind on Jan 1 that gives me a boost for another couple months and helps me make my resolution into a regular habit.  I’ve done this with exercising and found that joining a gym in October and exercising through the change of seasons helps my mood and gives me a delightful superior feeling when I watch all the new members in Jan learn their way around.  I’m shallow like that.

This year, I’ve been having a hard time coming up with resolutions.  As a family, we’ve been through some staggering life changes in the last 2 years.  I’ve learned about autism, alcoholism, IEP’s, 12 steps, therapy, sponsorship and learned how to be patient and tend to myself throughout all of this.  I think this year, I’ll take a break from resolving to make any kind of change.  This year, I just want to maintain our new lifestyle, to keep taking steps along the path we’ve layed out.  This year, I resolve not to change what I’m already doing.

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