The Jewish religion celebrates its New Year in the Fall. (Yes, I'm Jewish. My late husband and children were/are Catholic, but that's another blog.) We use the Lunar calendar so the date changes, but it's always in the Fall. I've come to call that my "Do Over". I get the opportunity to celebrate a new year twice each year. That means I can make New Year's resolutions twice. This year I needed that opportunity.
1. It's time to be outside more. Why live near the beach if you don't go? Yes, I will take advantage of living here more.
2. There are so many museums and opportunities to enjoy art in Charleston. I will go to the Art Walk downtown and visit museums.
3. Eat right...what does that mean? I eat nothing or all the wrong foods. I have to do better at that.
4. Number 3 leads to cooking better. For my sake and Jeremy's I will include more vegetables and lean protein.
5. Finally, I will show gratitude more and frown less. It's normal to have days when I miss my late husband, children, and grands, but those are the days I should go to the beach. I go to the gym as often as possible, which helps my gratitude attitude, but the beach would be even better.
Happy New Year to all my Jewish friends.