Yay! It’s Resolution Time!

What’s a new year without us all jumping on The Trend Bandwagon? If we do that and make resolutions, we’re in good shape already!

Or, not. New Year’s Resolutions seem increasingly unpopular. Perhaps we need a new approach…

Last new year (January of 2022), my blogging friend wrote that she was stating a WORD for the year. She had one for the previous year, and one for the upcoming year. Following suit, I chose complete for 2021 and control for 2022.

I wasn’t aiming to take over a bank. I didn’t wish to subvert my children’s free will. This control had to do with self-management and speaking up for my needs. I revisited my word in September; I’d completed some unstated goals. Reflecting again, at this point, I see I’ve become better at advocating for me.

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But, what about 2023?

I need a word synonymous with resolution that doesn’t bring new year and failed diet to mind. -Because, I want this year to be one of finishing what has long been in process. I want the house project complete, our family size decided, a book made, balance restored, and to determine the ultimate fate of things like this blog. I want loose ends tied. In story terms, I seek conflict resolution…

Which, it turns out, has a term: dénouement.

Google translate suggests it means outcome. I find this funny, considering that dénoue means unravels. Perhaps we must come apart to bring things back together. Either way, I’m fond of the third definition dictionary.com suggests for dénouement: the outcome or resolution of a doubtful series of occurrences.

Isn’t that life?

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Now, what about you? Do you have a word for last year? How about for this one?

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Here’s everything I’ve written this year. Phew!:
Sunday, January 1: Shared a quote by Carol Siegler.

Friday, January 6: Friday Photo! Looks temperate out there.

Saturday, January 7: There’s a new Terrible Poetry Contest for this month!! Write a prime poem about climate change. Do it today!

Sunday, January 8: This ‘un’s a quote by someone, like Abraham Lincoln.

Monday, January 9: Mormon Monday: Marriage. It’s what brings us together, today.

Tuesday, January 10: “Hullo, Rabbit!” in response to Carrot Ranch‘s prompt.

Wednesday, January 11: This post.

©2023 Chel Owens

35 thoughts on “Yay! It’s Resolution Time!

    1. Heck, it’s your year! Pick an entire quote if it moves you. 🙂 (and, it could be ‘compassion,’ but even then is not an action phrase like you’ve got.)

      You’re already an excellent example of that, in my opinion!

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  1. I wanted to choose “plunder” as my word but given my age thought better of it. Chose “pillage” instead. It means I will ravage the village of Half a Million Words. Upon my steed and with my swift pen we will rain down unmerciful havoc until every one of those words is vanquished.

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