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New Year, New Beginning

I’m resurrecting this blog for New Year’s. Yes, cliche, but there you have it. I need to start writing more, and this is the place that feels natural to do it. Expect to be hearing more from me in the future.

I’m also scrapping my attempt to make this a parenting-only blog. It was boring to write, and I have so much more to talk about than that. So, as you can see reflected in the About page, I’m now going to write about whatever I want to, mostly with the hope of culling material for some personal essay writing.

And now without further ado, my New Year’s resolutions. Please share yours with me! Peer pressure is a great way to get things done.


  • Run a half marathon. This half-marathon. That I’ve already paid for, so no backing out. Train for this by running 3 days a week, strength training 2 days a week, and yoga once a week. Follow my progress on Runkeeper.
  • Begin the Perpetual Salad Initiative. (More on that later.)


  • Read daily from the Old Testament before bed. I’ve tried for years to find another time to read scriptures, but nothing ever turns out to be a consistent cue, so back to bedtime it is. I’m trying to get in bed earlier and reward myself with other reading so I won’t be so tired when I do it.
  • Read 10 other books on Old Testament topics to keep it interesting. Follow my progress on Goodreads.
  • Attend the temple once a month. Get a babysitter.


  • Read 10 classics. I’m trying to stick with the ancient history period so these will tie in with the Old Testament, but if I get bored I may throw in some Victorian stuff. Follow my progress on Goodreads.
  • Read 10 works of creative non-fiction. Gotta start reading more of what I want to write. Follow my progress on Goodreads.
  • Blog twice a week.
  • Complete 5 personal essay projects this year. Pull material from blog writing and journal writing.


  • Plan a monthly family activity.
  • Go on a date monthly by actually planning ahead and getting a babysitter. (Why is that the hardest part?)
  • Continue to work on not yelling at the kids. :D

Looks like a lot, I know. I always get too ambitious. But best to aim high, right?

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