NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2019 FROM THESE AWESOME BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS
Do you make resolutions for the new year?
Resolutions have become a tradition to resolve to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal, or to otherwise improve lives. There are popular goals as well as reasons for failure.
Popular goals: eat healthy, lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, get out of debt, save money, get organized, etc.
Reasons for failure: setting unrealistic goals, not keeping track of progress, forgetting about the resolution, and making too many resolutions, etc.
For the upcoming year of 2019, here’s their resolutions and goals:
Kimberly – Passing Down the Love: I hope to finalize my retirement plans, move my feet a little more and look for happiness in the little things. Wishing a healthy, prosperous New Year to all!
Donna – Retirement Reflections: Three years ago my New Year’s Resolution was to start a blog. That was the one resolution that has lasted the longest for me. This year, my New Year’s Resolution focuses on healthy diet and increased exercise. I am starting both now so that I can (hopefully) have a system that works for me in place by January 1.
Sylvia – Grace for a Gypsy: I have spent 34 years of my life aggressively researching my family history. If I died tomorrow no member of my family would know where to start making sense of it all. Since I’m no longer working outside the home, I have decided to make 2019 the year to organize and publish my research!
Angie – Flippin Fanchers: My resolution for 2019 is to fully transition my diy blog to a grandma blog. I love to craft with, travel and make things for my grandkids so why not dedicate my blog to my precious grandkids as well?
Louise – Going Ba-Nanas for Baby: I could resolve to exercise frequently, (that old treadmill won’t walk itself) but it’s likely that routine wouldn’t last very long. I could say I’ll strive to drink eight glasses of water per day, get a check-up, shop a little less, save a little more. However, chances are the best that would come of it all is a visit to my doctor’s office. The only resolution I truly hope to achieve in the coming year is to pray with consistency, and not just when I need help. To thank God for my blessings instead of complaining about my challenges. And to request, each and every day, that my loved ones and I will be watched over from above, and always kept in the light of divine grace. Here’s to a safe, healthy and happy 2019!
Marilyn – Marilyn’s Treats: My resolution is to simplify my life. I need to spend more time taking care of “me” so I can be there to enjoy family and friends. I learned that lesson this year more than ever before. !
Cathy – Life of 2 Snowbirds: My resolution is the same as always. Start my healthy diet and exercise more. This year I won’t be doing it for myself to look good in my skinny clothes. I’m doing it so my new grandson has a grandma that can keep up with him!
Nikki – Gwin Gal Inside and Out: I don’t make a lot of New Year’s Resolutions, but I do like to take this time at the end of the year to think about things that I wanted to do in the past and didn’t get done and bring them to the forefront of my mind and keep them there, by making a NYR or two for the coming year. For 2019, I want to host more family get-togethers. As the years go by and our children and grandchildren get older and more involved in the world, we see our families less and less. My own family does not live in Alabama, but Mr. Menace’s does. In fact, until recently, both of his children lived within 5 miles of us. His son moved to the other side of Birmingham a few weeks ago and this is what actually brought this resolution to my mind. Now that we will no longer be able to stop by his house for a 15 minute visit on our way home from work whenever we want to, we must make plans to see them. So my resolution for 2019 is to have the family over much more frequently in the coming months.
Aletha – Watercress Words: I’m a stickler for definitions so I checked to see what “resolution” means. It is a “firm determination to do something” or the “act of solving a problem.” So I don’t do New Year’s resolutions because I think we should be doing resolutions all the time; if we just think of it as a once a year process, we miss multiple opportunities to accomplish new things or solve problems. Having said that, I do resolve to continue learning new things and improving my skills. In 2019 I will be required to recertify as a family physician, so I have a “firm determination” to pass the exam. I also want to improve my ballroom dancing skills, learn new steps and routines. I want to update old blog posts with newer information and address important medical topics that I haven’t tackled before. I want to spend quality time with my friends and family, nurture my faith and find new ways to give back to my community.
Renee – Grandmommin: My 2019 resolution is to be more verbally appreciative – “Being thankful and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it!” So…Dee, I’m very appreciate of all you do for blogging grandmothers. It truly must be a thankless job. I’m sure there is much more work involved than any of us realize. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for trying to make us better bloggers, thank you for providing a place of support and a place where we can support others. The word family derives from the Latin word famulus which means servant. Thank you for having a servant’s heart for your blogging family. Wishing you much happiness and health in 2019! To Renee: Thank you so much! I really appreciate it, I really do! ♥ I’m just trying to bring together a tribe of blogging grandmothers for friendship and networking. We grandmothers have to stick together you know! ♥
Pat – Mille Fiori Favoriti: 2018 was not a good year for us. My husband and I lost two extended family members to cancer and two dear friends to heart attacks, plus we had to face other challenging issues. So I hope and pray 2019 will bring good health and happiness to all we know. Because of all the events of 2018, we are trying to live even more healthfully, with more exercise, and to be proactive about going to exams and tests to monitor our health. More than ever we are cherishing each and every day!
Marisa – All Our Way: For the new year I’m signing on with an agent who will do the legwork and contracts with brands, this leaves me free to work on my blog. Also, I’m planning on more YouTube videos so I need to concentrate on improvement. I reached my page view and subscribers goal. I want to double it by next year.
Christie – So What? Now What?: I no longer set New Year’s Resolutions, but I do create seasonal bucket lists, choosing things I want to accomplish or experience during that season, focusing on health, joy, learning, and relationships. For me personally, having shorter range goals keeps me focused and engaged better than an annual resolution. Happy New Year!
Beverly – Across the Boulevard: This new year, for blogging, I’m resolving to go through a re-evaluation process of what I want to accomplish with the blog and to take some steps that puts the blog on the path I want for it. For our home, it’s going to be my mission to sort through our storage room and donate, recycle, or dispose of lots of items there. This will be a huge task because the room is packed with bins and boxes.
Me, Grammy Dee – Grammy’s Grid: – I no longer make resolutions. For 2019, I am hoping and praying that my life is filled with joy and positivity, and the same for my beloved family and friends!
Will we be successful? I sure hope so.
What are your resolutions and goals for the new year?