Non-Resolutions are the Easiest to Keep

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Well, I’m feeling quite smart at the moment. At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution to NOT write my second book, my follow-up memoir (the recovery half of the the ordeal I wrote about in Caged Eyes, centered around my journey to climb Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks). It turns out it’s super easy to keep resolutions which are a commitment to NOT do something difficult. Actually what I…


The Planner Has No Plan!!!

Friday, January 6, 2017

I’m a planner. A huge planner. I like to plan and execute. So things like New Year’s Resolutions are my jam! Because I get to set goals. Then I get to plan around those goals. I plan all things, down to the date and time, for every month. This year… I don’t have a plan. Because what I learned from last year, after all my planning, life tends to throw…


My New Year’s Resolution and Finding the Moments That Matter

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Before I wrote this post – an update on my New Year’s resolution – I reread my post from the first week of January. Honestly, I’m kind of impressed with my January self. Poised on the edge of a tumultuous year, I managed to find a moment of introspection that would prove all too rare in the months that followed. In six weeks my oldest child will go to college….


Roses and Thorns

Thursday, December 31, 2015

I love New Years: a holiday of reflection and resolutions. Oh, the peace that accompanies self-awareness coupled with a good plan of attack! Tonight, after the kids are asleep, I’ll sit on the dock with my husband and sister and we’ll share our roses and thorns of the year. There are small, persistent thorns, like the motherhood downer of applying sunscreen every ninety minutes, and unexpected, consequential thorns that usually involve health…


Reluctant Resolutions for a Writer

I can't believe it's been a year since I didn't become a better person
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

This week, we’re talking about resolutions, and I had to give a big sigh, because lately, I haven’t been much for them. For many years, I was go-getter, out to conquer the world, and I regularly made new year’s resolutions. I was an optimistic young thing who thought that if I voiced my ambitions to the universe that I would feel accountable and therefore achieve my goals. I dutifully wrote…


The Word for 2015? Balance

Thursday, January 15, 2015

So yesterday, I called Dhonielle all in a panic — after making her PROMISE not to beat me up — for a pep talk and a bit of the state of the union. That is, my union with writing. As you may know by now, I tend to be a Master Procrastinator. That means, in November, after Book Two officially kicked my ass, instead of going hardcore on my WIP…


Deb Molly’s Retroactive Resolutions for 2011

Let’s be honest: resolutions suck. Not because making plans to be a little better at life is inherently bad, but because of that inevitable moment when you look BACK at your resolutions and see how many you haven’t met. Even if you managed to meet all but one or two of your resolutions, the unfinished ones make you feel like a loser. “Sure, I lost 15 pounds, organized my closet,…

Wednesday, January 4, 2012