Verb: Decide firmly on a course of action.
Noun: Firm determination to do something.
I’ve written about resolve before—last time, the noun not the verb.
On this thirty-first day of the last month of 2018, an errant thunderstorm serves to remind me that climate change is real, it’s here, and it’s messing with the natural order of things. We patiently wait for Eli to wrap up his Fortnite adventure (played with gamers from around the world) as the rest of us gluttonize on cookies left from our four separate Christmas celebrations and prepare to stream New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on Hulu. We clear away the dishes from our five-star meal of Fettuccine Alfredo made with homecut pasta and pan-seared garlic shrimp. Susan and Sophie surf Airbnb looking for the perfect apartment for our three-day stopover in Annecy, France, the last leg of our approaching summer getaway. I extend my tradition of New Year’s blogging into its second year with a resolution to change nothing, because in general, things are going pretty well.
Please download and read: Bad Ass – My Quest to Become a Back Woods Trail Runner (and other obsessive goals). It’s good (I think), it’s not very long and it’s free.