With people living such long lives now, most of us will spend a large portion of it as grandparents, even great-parents. But today’s grandmothers aren’t just sitting in rocking chairs knitting.
Modern grandmothers do everything. They run businesses and run for office.
There are grandmothers in Congress and on the Supreme Court.
Grandmothers run marathons , teach yoga, and compete in ballroom dancing (like me).
Some retire from long successful careers and some start new careers.
And some grandmothers write blogs.
BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS GROUP
I joined a grandmother bloggers group founded by Dee Blanding, who blogs at Grammy’s Grid. Dee is a nurse with a creative side. When she quit working due to health issues from fibromyalgia she started a blog. She invited other grandmother bloggers to join her group, Blogging Grandmothers . As she explains it-
I’m just trying to bring together a tribe of blogging grandmothers for friendship and networking. We grandmothers have to stick together you know!
These grandmothers’ blogs cover a variety of subjects-
home,marriage, family, travel, cooking, fitness, retirement, faith, genealogy, crafts, gardening, books, health, DIY, and of course grandchildren.
2019 New Year’s Resolutions
Dee asked us to share our New Year resolutions for a blog post. Here is what I shared.
I’m a stickler for definitions so I checked to see what “resolution” means. It is a “firm determination to do something” or the “act of solving a problem.”
So I don’t do New Year’s resolutions because I think we should be doing resolutions all the time; if we think of it as just a once a year process, we miss multiple opportunities to accomplish new things or solve problems.
So, I do resolve to continue learning new things and improving my skills. In 2019 I will be required to recertify as a family physician, so I have a “firm determination” to pass the exam.
I also want to improve my ballroom dancing skills, learn new steps and routines.
I want to update old blog posts with newer information and address important medical topics that I haven’t tackled before.
I want to spend quality time with my friends and family, nurture my faith and find new ways to give back to my community.
More grandmothers’ resolutions
Here are summaries of what the other grandmothers shared with a link to their blogs.
finalize my retirement plans,
move my feet a little more and
look for happiness in the little things.
healthy diet and increased exercise.
to organize and publish my family research
fully transition my DIY blog to a grandma blog.
To pray with consistency, and not just when I need help.
To thank God for my blessings instead of complaining about my challenges
To request, each and every day, that my loved ones and I will be watched over from above, and always kept in the light of divine grace.
To simplify my life.
To spend more time taking care of “me” so I can be there to enjoy family and friends.
Start my healthy diet and exercise more.
to host more family get-togethers much more frequently in the coming months.
to be more verbally appreciative
to live even more healthfully, with more exercise, and to
be proactive about going to exams and tests to monitor our health.
I’m signing on with an agent which leaves me free to work on my blog
I want to double my page view by next year.
to accomplish or experience things during 2019, focusing on
health, joy, learning, and relationships.
for blogging, to re-evaluate what I want to accomplish and to take steps that puts it on the path I want for it.
For home, to sort through our storage room and donate, recycle, or dispose of lots of items
I am hoping and praying that my life is filled with joy and positivity, and the same for my beloved family and friends!
Here’s a link to Dee’s post where you can read all the resolutions
How about you? What do you resolve, plan, hope, or want to achieve in 2019? And why not ask your grandmother what her resolutions are?
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