Children’s author Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year’s resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity – what DIDN’T get done or achieved in the previous year. Instead, she suggests we set goals for the New Year that BUILD on our achievements from the previous one. I decided to participate in this Anti-Resolution Revolution! Here is my list for 2019. Continue reading
I’m a sucker for challenges – and Julie Hedlund put a new one together that I just could not resist.
The12 Days of Christmas – There is still a week left – and the previous days are archived so you can catch up easily!
Julie asked that we celebrate what we HAVE accomplished rather than dwell on what we haven’t.
She encouraged us to make a list of our successes and surprises, before thinking of any failures or disappointments.
And this makes sense…it’s the mindset I encouraged in my kindergarteners when I was teaching. It’s the parenting approach I followed with my own kids. Positive thinking does generate positive results!
So here is a rundown of how I spent the past year.
2014 might have been the Chinese Year of the Horse…but for me, it was the Year of Continue reading