2013 New Year’s Resolutions – I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours

2013Last year, I had big plans for this site but they didn’t really go as planned. Moving from one coast to another and adjusting to a new version of my life really took it’s toll on me and by extension this space. And that’s not something that makes me feel good. ┬áSo what do you do when something doesn’t make you feel good? You try and change it.

Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions and almost as many people break them. So I’m not going to front like I will be any different. Plus life is complicated and things will always happen to get in the way. But This space has been critically important to my development professionally and personally and everyday I see and read the latest “new” and “hot” Latin@ blogger/social media presence and not to sound snotty – ok well maybe a little – but I’m not impressed.

So my 2013 resolution is to everyday do something here. I cannot promise that everyday will be a long, deep, heartfelt analysis of what’s wrong with the immigration system, politics, non-profits and cultur@ but I can say it will be what it always has been – real.

Do you do the resolution thing? Why or why not?

What are you resolved to do this year?



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2 comments on “2013 New Year’s Resolutions – I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours
  1. to (partially) quote bell hooks in “black women writing: creating more space”:

    “I do see that the more I write the easier and more joyous a labor it becomes. The less I write the harder it is for me to write and the more it appears to be so arduous a task that I seek to avoid it. I think if any would-be writer avoids writing long enough then they are likely to ‘lose’ the desire, the ability, the power to create.”

    I didn’t get around to making New Year’s resolutions, but if I did, it would probably be along the lines of “Write more and finish more. Set healthy boundaries and hold them. Don’t feel obliged to say yes to everything.”

    May 2013 bring us all joy, love and justice. And much closer to a world without cages.

  2. Do you know Vikki, that today I started my day by reading an interview with bell hooks. I do not think this was an accident.

    I have the same resolutions you have personally and professionally so hopefully this new cycle we can help each other hold ourselves :)

    Best wishes to you and yours

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