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10 Resolutions I Won’t Be Making

It’s that time of year when everyone is setting personal resolutions for losing weight, saving money, or trying to be less of an idiot in some way. For me, here’s ten resolutions that I WON’T be making:

1. Be Less Rambunctious
I have a curious mind. I love to explore, test, try, push boundaries and take risks. I learn best by trial and error. It’s how I discover things and engage with the world around me. Sure, it gets me in trouble sometimes (er, a lot of times) but I learn from my mistakes. Usually.

2. Grow Up and Act My Age
I’ll never be too old for crayons, costumes, treehouses, or sugar-infused giggling. It’s how I stay grounded and relieve stress. Work hard but play even harder!!

3. Hide My Inner Nerd
I love books, science, toys and movies to a nerdy degree. I even have my own mutant super-human powers like some of my favorite childhood superheroes (read my post about Sensory Processing Disorder to see what I mean). I’ve been through a lot in my life, so I feel a responsibility to inspire others to overcome their personal nemesis as well…which means I’m highly likely to make a lot of Star Wars or Princess Bride references in conversation. It just happens.

4. Curb My Enthusiasm
I tend to get a little passionate and excited about things that interest me. Why should that bother anyone? When I’m in, I’m ALL in.

5. Stop Dreaming So Big
Zig Ziglar says, “If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”  I dream big and fully believe that anything is possible.  Believing in my dreams gives me the motivation I need to take action. Plus I love showing haters and naysayers a thing or two. In fact, their discrimination just adds fuel to my cause.

6. Trade In Comfort for Fashion
I will never understand why people willingly put themselves into such horrid contraptions that include lace, wool, elastic bands, and high heel shoes. Maybe normal people see these torture traps as fashionable, but I can’t get past the discomfort. Simply looking at a turtleneck sweater makes me choke and foam at the mouth like Pavlov’s rabid dog.

7. Wake Up Early on Weekends
I’m not a morning person. I never will be…despite the fact that I’ve forced myself into a brutal early morning routine for school and work for decades now, I’m still not used to it. I fuss at my alarm clock every single day for ruining my dreams. If you want to catch me at my best, see me in the afternoon when my neurons are finally firing. Better yet, catch me at 3:00am.

8. Give Up Coffee
See number 7.

9. Stop Laughing 
I don’t laugh to be disrespectful or to bully others, but if I see someone run into a glass door, or trip as they walk across the room, I can’t help but chuckle. I’ve tried my best not to bust into boisterous snorting when their clumsiness is on display but I just can’t help it. It’s instinct. Besides, I’m the Queen of Clumsy myself, so I hereby publically proclaim that you all have my permission to laugh at me as well.

10. Dampen my Zeal for Christ
I was on a dark path that was certain for destruction when God rescued me. Since I surrendered to Him I’ve been on an incredible journey. He has blessed me with peace and joy that surpassing all understanding, so I can’t help but testify to what I have witnessed firsthand. I promise not to beat you over the head with a Bible though…unless of course you sneak up behind me, then anything is possible.

Are there any resolutions you plan on making…or not?


  1. As I laugh through this list, I’m envisioning you wearing a turtleneck and high heels. NOT!
    That aside…….I love your positive and humorous attitude and that it amplifies your testimony of Life and Joy in Christ!

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