new year’s resolute-NOTS

by @according2kelly on January 2, 2014

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new year’s resolutions have never exactly been my strong suit.  quite frankly, they’re hard to write, & bound to be disappointing.

& let’s be honest, i don’t think i’m ready for any disappointment quite yet – the year has just begun!

i’d like to think, make that i KNOW that twenty fourteen is going to be a year of adventure, opportunity & success.

so instead of making a list of things i’m going to do, that deep-inside i know i probably won’t… i’m making a list of things that i will NOT do in 2014, in no particular order.

* i will not stop practicing kindness.
* i will not pretend i’m super mom.
* i will not stop crafting.
* i will not compare myself to others.
* i will not stop saying hell & damn, but i can promise you – that’s the worst of it.
* i will not let fear stop me.
* i will not cut my own bangs.
* i will not stop loving the target $1 aisle.
* i will not let anything stand in the way of my happiness.
* i will not stop wishing i could wear my sparkle athletic skirt daily.
* i will not stop loving mocha almond fudge & mint ‘n chip ice cream.
* i will not stop trying to teach my children to be loving.
* i will not stop wishing i had a maid & a cook.
* i will not stop going to disneyland nearly weekly.
* i will not stop looking for ways i can serve others.
* i will not stop loving my dr. pepper chap stick
* i will not stop believing in myself.
* i will not forget thetruths about motherhood.
* i will not stop traveling. (even if i never travel past utah, at least i’m traveling.)
* i will not let life get me down.
* i will not stop craving crushed ice.
* i will not stop {loving} the oc.
* i will not stop snowboarding.
* i will not become a professional karaoke-er.
* i will not stop drinking chocolate milk after my runs.
* i will not leave the toilet seat up.
* i will not stop my virtual friends from becoming real life friends.
* i will not be afraid of being real.
* i will not stop reading.
* i will not stop eating cupcakes.
* i will not stop wishing i could sleep more.
* i will not stop running, biking, swimming,or exercising in general.
* i will not be afraid to be me.
* i will not stop eating cookies for breakfast.
* i will not stop being grateful.

the one & only resolution i am making this year? that this is the year i will be stronger, braver, kinder & unstoppable. this year i will be fierce!


I want to be you when I grow up.  Seriously, you are an amazing woman and I look to you as a symbol of "grace under pressure."  Never cave to those who might want you to conform.  You are "practically perfect in every way." 


Thank you for your blog. Although I've been away for awhile as a busy mama, I periodically check in. In my own blog I have tried twice now to write what is real to me, about my struggles and my attempts to overcome them. I deleted the first one after receiving so much negative feedback from family about basically airing my dirty laundry. I am trying it again and wondered if you could give me any Wise words. I've been told to write what you know, but hearing the discouragement makes me want to shake my head, crawl in a hole, and go away!

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