Personal Stories

New Day, New Year and Resolutions (ugh)!


If you know me, like my readers do – it’s that time again for the recap of 2013 and what the future is going to be like.  2013 actually was a time of trauma, risk and change.  I know that we all have life’s twists and turns – and I had them for sure.  I think that when bad things happen to good people, it’s a test of muster.  I think it molds who you are and ultimately, shows how you react to the situation shows what you are made of.

The first part of this year, I was sicker than get out.  Year number two of getting pneumonia within 5 days.  That’s the fun part of life when you suffer from an autoimmune disorder.  I don’t talk about Lupus much anymore because I decided a LONG time ago that my disease doesn’t define me.  It’s just a bump in the road that I have to deal with.  Plus, it could be worst – I could have flesh-eating bacteria, or cancer…so I am okay with the Lupus card being dealt.  Besides, who wants to hear someone WHINE about it all the time?  I don’t, and I have it!

We lost someone special in our family this year.  This was very difficult.  A very kind man who saw the world (literally) than anyone one our age.  He is missed greatly.  That’s all I really want to say about it because it’s private.  That’s all.


My husband, who I adore and love dearly really challenged me this year.  AND I MEAN, CHALLENGED ME.  Listen, I hated school – thought it was boring.  *Yawn* and quite frankly – maybe it was because I was too young?  Or too stubborn – whatever the case maybe, I just didn’t want to do it.  Well, then I saw my Sister graduate from Sac State, and move to Oregon to get her Masters.  Then I saw my Husband’s Sister going back to school.  Of course, my Cousin got her Masters at Duke University and finally my niece started Sac State.  Well….I started thinking, should I?  With the continual pushing of my Husband, I enrolled into college.  I am currently carrying a 4.0….who knew I had brains? EEEEEK!  I thank him for supporting me and pushing me.

At the end of this year, I got out of my comfort zone and took a promotion in a larger office which is a challenge.  (Husband pushed me on this decision too) I left my comfortable cubicle with friends I’ve known for years to see if I can make it in a larger office.  I am still learning my role with some bumps along the way – but I am making new friends AND hopefully will make a difference.  I guess my Husband (and work) believes in me…..go figure!?!?


Finally – let’s talk about those resolutions.  Oh those rascally “resolutions!”  Don’t we just cringe when we hear that word?  I know personally that my soul dies a little bit each year when I see that word.  Who likes resolutions?  I am finding that now that I have turned 46 years today (yes, I was born on New Years Eve) that I don’t really make them anymore.  What’s the point?  Why disappoint myself? So late last night I posted mine on Twitter and… quite a response.  Why?  Because I really don’t have any so I made my resolutions for fun – and I really hope you enjoy them.

Ms. Garland’s 10 resolutions:


Resolution number 1:  to banish stupid like Duck Dynasty and anything Kardashian/West from the Earth.

Resolution number 2:  to create a medieval plan to rid shitty drivers from California roads. #learntomerge

Resolution number 3:  owning pet skunks so that the crazy neighbor lady next door moves away.

Resolution number 4:  see resolution number one AGAIN.

Resolution number 5:  to eat In and Out everyday until I explode.

Resolution number 6:  to cat call and whistle at men until they feel uncomfortable & feel harassed. Why not? Equal rights.


Resolution number 7:  ban Karl Rove, Sarah Palin, Paul Ryan, Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter for speaking on behalf of the American people.

Resolution number 8:  make twerking a crime….and selfles. Humanity dies when this happens.

Resolution number 9:  stop Donald Trump hair from world domination.


Finally Resolution number 10:  Everyone goes back to Sesame Street and learns the basics about humanity….and being nice.

So that is my list for 2014 – and I hope my readers have enjoyed it!  I wish you all the best for a prosperous, healthy and loving new year!  Go out there and be somebody!!!!