The Obligatory End of 2010 Post

I like New Year’s Eve celebrations as much as anyone. Watching the ball fall in Times Square has been a part of my childhood and now my adulthood. My kids love going to “New York New Year’s Eve parties”, since we’re in Los Angeles, the parties end at 9pm (blessedly).

I’m not one for resolutions. If there’s a problem in November I’m more likely to address it at that point in time than I am to wait for an arbitrary date on the calendar. With that being said, I’ll make the same resolution this year that I’ve made for the last fifteen.

I will tell my husband and my children three times each day that I love them, and I will also demonstrate it.

I’m proud to say that I kept my resolution in 2010, and even during the very few days that I wasn’t with my children or husband they knew that I loved them in part because I found a way to make the thrice daily communication.

I made gobs of mistakes in 2010, and learned a lot from some of them. Some mistakes I will likely continue to make. I’m a learner, but sometimes I’m slow.

The only mistake I know I haven’t made, and it’s one of a very few mistakes that I know cannot be fixed, is that I haven’t neglected my family or my marriage.

In 2011 I resolve to not fuck that up.

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  1. Jessica,

    I have to tell you, I usually don’t make resolutions at the end of the year. Having said that, this has been a particularly painful ending to the year. (My grandmother and a coworker/friend died in 1 week) I think I’m going to steal your resolution in the coming year as a reminder in this time to keep loved ones close.

    I also resolve to be ok with making mistakes, as long as they know that I love them.

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  3. Forget my resolutions. I’m stealing yours. I went from being proud of my 2010 to ashamed of myself with this read.

    So happy that after knowing you in the blogosphere for so long that we finally ot tomeet. It was a highlight of 2010 for me.

  4. I don’t have any resolutions. I don’t make any promises or act any different because one time of the year is different than the next. I just want the hub bub to end so that normal life resumes.

  5. You’re kind of cheating here, Jessica, because I already know that there’s no way in hell you would fuck that up! Happy new year to you and your lovely family!

  6. “The only mistake I know I haven’t made, and it’s one of a very few mistakes that I know cannot be fixed, is that I haven’t neglected my family or my marriage.”

    It really all comes down to that, doesn’t it? A good reminder in the midst of the resolution season.

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