by Cathy Anderson Moffat
How many of us make New Year's resolutions? I do, but it doesn't involve soul searching or tons of concentration. I just slap something down and look at it periodically during the year, thinking lots of luck with that one or geez, that actually happened.
I've had two long term items on the list (in the over a decade category). The first has reappeared year after year for about the past twelve years: get an agent, get published, sell books and live happily ever after (I know. Let me keep my fantasies.).
That item won't budge, so I'm doing something wrong or not enough of the right stuff. I keep plugging away, gathering pearls of wisdom where they lie. Being a part of our Sisters has been inspirational. That item's back on the list for 2007. There may be hope because the second item finally came through.
I'm divorced and single for twenty years, and for at least fifteen of those I've resolved to meet/find/rope and hogtie a man suitable for a long-term relationship. Mr. Right was nowhere in sight.
Until right before Christmas three years ago when two of my friends died suddenly and there was no one there to comfort me. With elderly pets and parents, I realized I didn't want to face the hard stuff alone.
So I dove into online dating, something I said I'd never do. And on November 8, 2004, Alan Corn and I met in the corner booth of Eat 'N Park of Robinson Township. Oh, the wonders of Match.com. The wedding's February 8, 2007.
So you see, even those long term resolutions have a chance of coming true. Hang on to those dreams and just figure they'll appear when the time is right.