2012 Resolutions – The Year of Win.

  We are all sick here at Many Hands House. A rare thing for me, I have always had an immune system of iron, while Chris’ is more like a sieve. It’s a rotten time to be sick. So many friends to not be visiting, so many festivities canceled. However, I have been trying to see the silver lining in it. After weeks of constant running around, shopping, cooking, cleaning, we are forced to just be. Taking care of each other. Taking turns reading aloud (The Outsiders). And dreaming.
  So today we wrote our New Years’ resolutions. We write them every year. And we named the upcoming year as well. Last year was called “Up and Running”. This year “The Year of Win”.

1. Eat salads with every meal.
   We were doing really well with this. It was on last years list too. But when the weather cools off, we seem to forget.

2. Exercise more.
    Again, so easy when the weather is good.

3. Help Méabh communicate.
   Méabh has frequent speech therapy, and we are working on signing. It gives me hope to recall that last year we were helping her learn to walk, and now look at her. You should see her bellydance!

4. Write personal goals with the children and help them achieve them.

5. Chris will continue with grad school awesomeness.

6. I will make my midwifery and unda more thoughtful and successful.
   Both have been through big changes. But I’m not giving up. This goal is vague, I have written my own lists for both.

7. I will put more energy into homeschooling.
    It is so different to homeschool teens! And I will make sure that my focus is in line with Waldorf education.

8. I want to cultivate important friendships and end those that weigh me down.

9. And of course, the long list of home improvements:
    Organize the basement; fix the hot tub; rent a dumpster; a new arch for the prarie; more bees and trees; great gardening

10. Two reliable vehicles would be nice.

11. Blog more!

(OK – there were only 10 originally – I added the cars part just now as I was typing this.)

  You know what is most striking to me is how normal these resolutions are. And isn’t that wonderful? No “I hope my sons operations go well”, or “I hope this court case ends soon.” Just nice comfortable plans. And I bet they are similar to yours.

What are your New Years’ resolutions?

Author: thewitchmama

Melanie Elizabeth Hexen is a midwife, regionally famous bellydancer, homeschooling mother and matriarch of the Many Hands House. She has been a witch for 25 years, and her belief system is currently based on the writings of Terry Pratchett and the teachings of Steven Posch. With her coven, the Prärie Hexen, she is creating the Hexen Tradition of Witchcraft.

10 thoughts on “2012 Resolutions – The Year of Win.”

  1. I want to focus more on my photography and maybe even make some money at it?? So that means, a website, a portfolio, hitting the streets and finding local businesses who wish to display local artists, entering into more open calls…

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  2. I haven't really the last few years. But my list would look very similar, with a few tweaks. “not sucking” would be at the top 😉 1. not sucking 2. have a baby 3. eat salads. …it's a start 🙂

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  3. I'm going to do the “Get Off Your Broom” challenge in an attempt to lose weight. I want a healthy pregnancy later this year and it's tops on my list. I also plan to graduate from university and make progress towards my goals as an author.

    Great list and I especially wish you luck on number 8.

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  4. Love your resolutions, and the fact that you were able to look on last year's list with a positive feeling! I often don't make resolutions or they are vague because I don't like forgetting them and then not having any success to enjoy. Maybe I should resolve to set achievable goals and then write them (blog them?) and then get off my ass and do them.

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  5. I have been making resolutions for as long as I can remember, and I have at least the last 10 years all together. It has become something of a tradition with the children, and I hope to make a scrap book of them and other memorabilia some day.

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  6. Awesome resolutions and a great start to a great year! I posted many of mine up on my blog recently. One is to start a veggie garden this year 🙂 I can't wait to get my hands into the dirt, planting flowers, herbs, and veggies. I love onions and green bell peppers, so I'll probably be hitting those first.

    Off topic – I tagged you in a blog post if you'd like to check it out 🙂

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