I don't recall ever really making New Year's resolutions and putting forth a big effort to keep them. It's just never been my styyyyyyle. I make lists daily in my teenage-boy-handwriting every day though (daily every day - is there an echo in here)...things I want to accomplish. Ideas I jot down when they come to me. Stuff to work on when I have the time.
But this year a motto has somehow evolved and it just keeps coming to mind:
DEAL WITH IT!
I am determined this year to just deal with it. I tend to get a little worked up over small things that have no long term consequence. For example, I might really stress because I'm going to have to wake up Emmy from a nap to go somewhere. Or I will sit and dwell on the fact that Nate will be gone all weekend. Or I fret and worry about the next time my children are going to get sick. Are you getting the idea?
Well, I'm going to do my best to stop. Stuff's gonna happen, days are going to be long, throw up will find us, and I'm going to have to wake up Emmy up sometimes. Do these things matter, AT ALL, in the end? No. For the most part, not one bit. So I'm not going to let them affect me. I will handle it...just like I've handled those same things in the past and survived...and move on. Most likely I'll move on to a pint of ice cream. But hey, it's still moving on.
Now, there are some things that I really do need to resolve to do better at this year. Like cleaning out the lint between Emmy's toes.