As part of my preparation for the New Year, I decided to create a new tradition  – purchase journals to jot down memories of importance to me.  These memories will be blessings/gratitudes, quotes, funny things my kids say, lessons learned, podcast sayings, answers to questions for self-reflection, etc.

Now this decision was not one that was made in the spur of the moment or on a whim.  It was one, I gave a lot of thought into.  I am not known for keeping up with one journal – I have many and they each have no other purpose but to be the holder of whatever it was that required me to reach for pen and paper.  But they are all very pretty.  Needless to say, this system has not been much of a benefit to me.  My mom always told us that if we want to get different results we need to do different things.  So this year, I was determined to do only one new thing – purchase a pretty journal.


I purchased mine right after Christmas and even included coordinating tabs to divide the journal into sections.  I made the decision to include all the note taking not associated with my full time job in this one place.  And at the end of 2015, I plan to review the lessons I have learned and the blessings I have received and given.  In this way, I will have a tangible example of my accomplishments rather than tarnished memories of shoulda, woulda, & couldas.

What about you? Any plans to start a new tradition instead of a new resolution.  I would love to hear about them.

Til next time,
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try – Pinterest wisdom, author unknown

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