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Happy New Year!

I celebrated my own, personal version of Rosh Hashanah on Sunday evening.


I'm not Jewish, and I have never celebrated Rosh Hashanah before. 

But this year, I decided it was time. . . to partake, at some basic level, in the Jewish New Year!

So I ate my first Honeycrisp apple of the season.  With some honey (and, truth be told, some peanut butter, too).  And I set about writing my goals and resolutions for the coming year.*

  • Freshen up
  • Pare down
  • Sharpen tools
  • Get out
  • Keep moving
  • Big stretch
  • Make room
  • Try things
  • Pressure OFF
  • Consume responsibly
  • Explore faith
  • Create light
  • Express myself
  • Eat well

Happy New Year!


*Writing my goals has actually been a month-long journaling project.  I'll spare you the details, but just know that each of the two-word goals listed above has a corresponding "story" and set of sub-goals. . . deep in the heart of my current journal!


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Happy New Year to you as well. It all looks productive, inspiring and thoughtful. Just like you!


Honeycrisp apples. Yum. I haven't seen any around here yet...
Happy New Year! Your list covers everything in a life well lived.


Shanah Tovah u'metukah (and sweet)


I especially like "consume responsibly". If we all did that, think how much cleaner and more equitable the world would be!


That's really cool! Mmmmm apples. One of the things I miss most about Michigan is the apples. Even when I lived in Ohio there was a big section every fall in the stores labeled: Michigan Apples. such luck. Pennsylvania apples are fine. But they've got nothing on the crisp taste of the North!

And I believe I have just turned this comment into an apple and/or Michigan tourism ad. :)


L'shanah tovah!
Tis a good time of year for a new beginning. I'm looking forward to hearing the stories that correspond to your beautiful list of goals.


I think that's awesome. My Jewish friends are some of the most spiritual people I know and I love the traditions of this faith. Excellent goals. Can I just say that sub goals might put you a little over the top? LOL.


Good for you! My favorite is always apple cake, but apple crisp works, too.



Happy New Year! I like your list. I also like Honey Crisp apples with Cougar Gold Cheese - this is the Washington version of the Michigan Travelogue ;-)


it makes perfect sense to have New Year's in September! (you should also try the round raisin challah's that are only made this time of year; they're perfect for bread pudding!) love your 2 word list of goals. nothing on there we shouldn't all aspire to!

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