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12 Resolutions of New Year’s: Failing at March and April by going west and swimming with otters

This year, I’m doing one resolution a month to challenge myself, and I failed at both March and April’s: eating vegetables daily and running 9 miles a week (though I did consistently run 8 miles a week until recently, and I eat vegetables sometimes). But I did pick up a bonus resolution in February by getting POP Remix certified after getting certified in POP Pilates® in January.

But it’s the “why” of the failing that doesn’t make me feel too bad about it. I didn’t miss out on these things because I didn’t feel like it. I didn’t do them because I was legitimately too busy.

In March, we basically did a driving tour of West Texas. We squinted at the Marfa Lights, looked up at a McDonald Observatory Star Party, snapped selfies all day at Big Bend National Park, posed in front of Prada Marfa (Well, I did.) and did a crash-course in El Paso for a wedding.

I also took family portraits of a large family for the first time, so that felt like a bonus resolution, too.

In April, we a spent a weekend at Blue Hills Ranch to swim with otters, pet giraffes and bottle-fed kangaroos. THEN we adopted a puppy, so we’ve been busy training her.

So I’m failing at my New Year’s Resolutions, because I’m out there living life. I think that’s a good reason to fail. But what do you think, readers? How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions?

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