New Year’s Day 2014: Every New Year’s Day my husband, four daughters and I gather together at a restaurant and we make resolutions for each other.
Here’s how it works: When it’s your turn to be in the hot seat, everyone tells you why you’re so awesome. I like the way you keep secrets! You’re amazing at saving money! It then moves into people listing off a few things you could do to improve yourself. Try working on your self-talk so you don’t beat yourself up so much. If someone is feeling snarky, it can get a little ugly. You might want to consider shaving your legs more than once a month. This, of course, can end in tears.
2014 New Year’s critique from daughter number two: Mom, you are a Creative Writing and Newspaper Journalism teacher and you don’t write. You need to start writing. How can you teach writing if you don’t write?
So here I am…living out my New Year’s Resolution! I am writing about my family, books I read, teaching, or anything that strikes my fancy. I am gaining confidence as a writer (just like my middle school students) and writing for my own personal enjoyment.