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New Year's Resolutions



Out with the old and in with the new

family goals for the new year

The start of a new year has historically been a time to reflect on the year that has passed and give some thought to the aspects of your life you'd like to improve on in the new year. Maybe you make and set hard goals for yourself each year or maybe you casually think about ways you can be better, things you'd like to achieve or places you'd like to take your family to.

We asked Hudson Valley Parent staff, writers and bloggers to share with you their goals and resolutions for the new year.

Be positive in all that I do. And look forward to growing in new directions. Terrie Goldstein, publisher

My New Year’s Resolution is to push myself out of my comfort zone and try things that I would normally shy away from because of anxiety or being too scared. My goal is to say “yes” way more than I do now. I don’t want to miss out on something that could be amazing just because it makes me nervous! Cassidy Brighton, editor

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For much of the year I take my sketchbook with me whenever I go on outings to gardens and other scenic spots. But by December I pretty much abandon my drawing as the hibernation effect settles in. I like to think I could break that habit and embrace the beauty that winter offers and maybe capture a bit of that on paper, even if it's just a quick pencil sketch of the snowy view outside my window. Olivia Lawrence, writer

This year I hope to continue to grow in strength and confidence. I want to remember to always say yes to do things that scare me and embrace every experience as a lesson. I am also going to really work on being a better listener. Pamela Perry, Director of Consumer Development

My resolution (same as last year LOL!) is to start doing yoga. Rielly Grey, writer

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My resolution is to say "no" to things that I can't handle both at work and at home/to not spread myself too thin just because I feel pressure to do it all. Kristina Mulligan, blogger

Eat less, sell more. Matthew Silverman, media advisor

My New Years' Resolution for 2019 is to more consistently come home after a long day at work with a positive attitude and not let my exhaustion or stress level from earlier in the day affect the way I treat and interact with the most important people in my life-my family. Jill Valentino, writer

To find the fun in everything I do and look for the positive aspects in everyone and in every situation. To develop greater inner peace because I believe that will translate into better relationships across the board. Mary Zak, media advisor

My resolution is to simplify my life. Leslie Cortes, Executive Assistant

My New Year's resolution is to read all the books I got in the last year. Lisa Iannucci, writer

I don't make resolutions, but I set an intention or theme for the year ahead. This year my theme is deeper connection- with friends, family and readers. Roxanne Ferber, blogger

With adventures of Abby Girl, I have resolved to hike another 100 hundred miles here and beyond the Hudson Valley with my three year old little girl. Erica Higgs, blogger

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2018 was a year of recovery from a bunch of life changes for me, so I’d like to make 2019 a year of gathering my energies and redirecting them creatively, productively and prosperously. I plan to pick several projects back up that I’ve left open including UI design for an app, a clothing line in the sketch phase, a class, and a half-crocheted scarf. Happy and healthy New Year! Kathleen Merz, Director of Business Development

We love the fresh start of a new year. Whether our goals are personal development, family fun, health, etc. we are optimistic and ready to take on another year. So print out a sheet for each member of your family, grab some pens and see what you can come up with.

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resolutions worksheet