Some New Year Resolutions! What are yours?

Hello Everyone! I hope all is well with you and that you all had a very Merry Christmas. I know I did. I love to see my kids so excited about Santa and Christmas, they are at a fun age and I hope this period lasts for a little while longer. Soon they’ll learn who Santa really is and some of the magic of this holiday will be lost.  But hopefully not for a little while yet. 🙂

As the year winds down and I get ready for the New Year, I’m filled with excitement! I’ve got quite a few projects I’m working on and I’m hoping these projects develop and grow in the direction I’m planning. 🙂 It’s exciting to start something from scratch and watch it take on a life of its own.

When I think of this New Year, questions come to mind. What do I want to accomplish this year? What kind of changes do I want to make as a parent? How do I want to grow in my writing?

Pondering these questions, I’ve come up with some New Year resolutions and their listed below.

1)    I want to experience as much joy as possible. 🙂

I know everyone probably has this on their list, but the question is…how do you do that? Well…I’ve come up with a plan and I think it will work quite well for me. I’m going to practice letting things go. When something bothers me…I’m going to deal with it…make my peace with it and then let it go. By doing this I’m going to free up time to experience the things that I enjoy. 🙂 It really is this simple…but I know it’s hard to do. This means I’ll have more time to do the things I love, like spending quality time with my family, writing, and hiking in the woods. 🙂

2)    My next resolution is to continue improving my craft and get as many books out as I can! 🙂

3)    I’m going to continue building a positive relationship with my kids and provide them all the tools they’ll need for a happy life. (I’m sure every parent is saying this)  🙂

4)    I’m going to work on maintaining my health by eating right and exercising. 🙂 This might mean I’ll have to cut back on the chocolate…a little…but only a little! 🙂

So there you have it, my resolutions for the New Year. 🙂  I’m looking forward to 2013! How about you? What resolutions do you have? Take a moment and jot them down! I’d love to hear them!


About Lisa Orchard

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.
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4 Responses to Some New Year Resolutions! What are yours?

  1. sharonledwith says:

    Wait – what do you mean ‘who Santa really is’? Honestly, with the Christmas I’ve had, I KNOW there’s a Santa Claus! Wishing you all the best in 2013! Cheers!

  2. Great resolutions. Letting go is so important, but also so hard. When things are tough, I try to remember Michael Franti’s One Step Closer to You lyrics – “I let go of a broken heart. I let go to an open heart. I let go of my broken dreams I let go to the mystery. And I believe in the miracles. I believe in the spiritual. I believe in the one above. I believe in the one I love.” Keeps me on track and is a catchy song 🙂

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Thanks for stopping by Jan! Yes, I agree that letting go is really hard…that’s why I thought I’d make a conscious effort this year to work on it. 🙂 Michael Franti’s song sounds beautiful…I’m not familiar with his work so I’ll have to look it up and buy his CD. 🙂 Music is very inspiring to me. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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