From the Confessional: What We Resolve To Do (And Not Do) In The New Year

Cheers to 2023!

by Emma Coburn
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Another year in the books... and a new one just getting started. We all probably have hopes and dreams for the new year (no more formula or kids’ medicine shortages? a girl can dream!) — but some of us have made specific goals, too. Here are 16 that readers shared with the Scary Mommy Confessional.

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I make goals, no resolutions. Usually how many books I want to read!

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Reestablish boundaries: my sister and co can f*ck off

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It will NOT be anything to do with diet culture, that’s for sure!!

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I hate resolutions. I never make them. I try to just be the best person I can be every year.

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I’m getting my boobs lifted in January. I resolve to flaunt it!!

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I’m resolving to be less judgy of others and try to stop comparing myself so much

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Start sticking up for myself more especially to my MIL and not wait for my husband to do it

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I want to be more present

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One day a month for me! - massage, nails, girls day, etc

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No resolutions! I don’t make them. If you want to change your life do it NOW, not on 1/1.

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I wish I could make resolutions for everyone else that they had to follow!

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To spend less time volunteering so I can have more quality time with my kids!

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To leave my husband

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F*ck it. If I was gonna be better, I would have done it by now.

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To forgive myself more. To realize that I’m doing the best I can.

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I have the same one every year since kids - survive. That’s it.

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