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My New Year’s Resolution, 2014

December 31, 2014
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Viewing my end of the year stats yesterday really drove home to me just what a lazy blogger I’ve been. Since going back to work outside the home in February, I’ve managed about 3 new posts, total. Luckily, I don’t get paid by the word. Or paid at all, for that matter, to do this.

It’s been an incredibly busy and scary year. The company I work for is on the “bleeding edge” (that one’s for you, Lara F. Score one on your bullshit bingo card!) of technology. My knowledge is more on the edge of being obsolete, but hey, I’ve made it to the point now where I can put “February, 2014 to January, 2015” on my resume. Well, in 7 hours, I can. That’s so very important to someone who had two “empty” years at the top of her resume this time last year.

Potential New Employer: “What have you been doing since January of 2012?”

Me: “I’ve taken two years off to be a stay-at-home parent, but I’ve run a blog and gotten a certificate in writing during this time, too.”

Potential New Employer: “So, unemployed, in other words?”

Me: “Yes.”

So, my resolution(s) for 2015 is to try to get at least one blog post up every week. Starting tonight.

The best way to do that tonight is to completely steal from share some of the great and funny advice I’ve gotten from some of my great and funny friends about motherhood over the last 3.5 years, including some from just last night.

From my college roommate, Margaret, who runs a successful business and is a working mom:

To save time when your children are very little, shave one leg one day, the other the next.

King’s College should be proud to call her an alum!

From my great pal Darci, who saved my sanity during the long, cold Pike Co. winters of 2012 and 2013:

Stop being so hard on yourself. If I see a mom walking into Walmart, and she’s managed to put shoes on that match, I want to shout, “You GO girl. You’ve got it together!”

From way too many of my mom friends to list individually:

Wine is your friend.

Seriously, I’m so lucky to have some of the greatest friends (some of whom are even relatives, Lisa). Like Colleen, who in February, took vacation days from her job to drive me and my son to Alexandria, VA and watch him in a hotel room for three days while I went through new-hire orientation for my new job. I don’t know what I ever did to deserve a friend like that, but I’m grateful.

So, that’s it for 2014. Have a wonderful New Year everyone and thanks so much for reading!

 Next Time: Being grateful and overwhelmed at the same time

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One Comment
  1. lperlbinder permalink

    Wine may be your friend, but Smack is my religion. Just kidding. I stopped using when my kids got older. Have fun. I always seem to . . .


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