with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions, and have been pretty vocal in the past about how I think they are dumb. Why rely on a new year to vow to make changes? I’m one who constantly assesses my life and make a commitment for change. After running my first half marathon in September, and reading about someone who runs six miles every day, I committed to upping my running routine. I run three days a week, with the minimum distance being 4 miles. One of those three runs was 6 miles long, and I committed to running six miles for two of those three runs. I told my readers my plan, and that held me accountable to stick to my goal. I’ve been doing that for two months now and I see no signs of it stopping.
I don’t judge those who do New Year’s resolutions and I’ve softened my rebellious stance about them. The
New Year is as good of a time as any to assess your life and see how you want to improve it and/or yourself. I still don’t make official “New Year’s resolutions, but I do spend the time between Christmas and my birthday (January 20th) thinking about what I want to commit to improving in both the short term and the long term.
As for my family, I asked the kids what their New Year’s resolutions are, if they had any, and this is what they told me.
Graham (Age 11):
“I’m going to ski all of the runs on the ski hill.”
Nathan (Age 9):
“My New Year’s resolution is to read more.”
(Ed note: YES!)
Emily (Age 7):
“I’m going to try every day to practice for dance.”
Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? Do you make resolutions for your family? Do your kids make resolutions?
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