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Tips For Achieving Daily Goals With An Unpredictable Schedule

In 2017, as in any other year, there are many things I want to accomplish. Last week, I posted my list of goals for the year. Those are big-target goals: abstract ideas, not concrete plans. How do I accomplish them, particularly as my schedule will be wildly different throughout the year? Right now, I’m home with my newborn daughter, and my husband and son are out of the house most of the time. In... read more

2017 Resolutions

I’m happy to make a resolution or goal any time of year, but even though New Year’s is a completely arbitrary date, it does close out the holiday season, and that makes it a perfect time to recommit to priorities. So even though I’m calling these “resolutions,” they’re really just a to-do list for the year. I don’t worry about how I’m going to commit to... read more

“Tomorrow Is A New Day, With No Mistakes In It Yet.”

“Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it yet.” -Anne of Green Gables This quote is true every day, but none more so than on New Year’s Eve. I wish all of you the best with your fresh, pristine year ahead. I have great hopes for 2017 for myself and my family. I also have great fears for the world. But I will do my best to combat those fears with acts of social justice and political... read more

The Word of 2017

It’s time to reveal my word for 2017! It’s….¬†ENGAGE.     I choose a word every year. Last year’s was Brave. It served me well; I accomplished a lot this year, and whenever I balked at the fear of what would happen if I moved forward, I used Brave to remind myself to conquer that fear. It helped that I had the perfect talisman for Brave in my pocket at all times: my... read more

2016 Year In Review: Hopes, Revisited

Last year, on New Year’s Day, I wrote the following hopes for 2016 in my journal. I didn’t print them out or look at them again until this morning, when I was trying to figure out how to write this post, and decided to check back and see if I’d written anything at the start of 2016. I rediscovered¬†this list. They weren’t¬†resolutions or goals, which I tend to make throughout the... read more

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