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Resolution...Does it Last?

I just discovered that I missed half of my writing days because I am technically challenged. It's a long story, but trust me, I just "turned right when I should have turned left" in accessing the site. Here I am on the last day finally getting back to my flock.

Writing in the Birds in a Barrel flock every day was something I actually thought I couldn't do. Once I started, I couldn't wait to get to the next day. It made me think, feel, reflect, cry, and laugh.

I think I resolved a few of my issues by writing about them. At least for the time being. But, for some reason, a few of those issues have cropped up again. Why is it so difficult to let go of some things in your life. What do I get out of holding on, resolving, and then grabbing them back again. What do I gain?

I'm 73 years old. A quite young 73, if I do say so. But some of the issues I thought I had resolved in my life at 20, 30, even 60 have crept back in and then I've had to wrestle them to the ground once again. Two marriages that failed. I used to blame each of those husbands. But what part did I really play? A daughter who is mentally ill. I cannot resolve that even though I know I cannot fix her mental illness. Where is the resolution of me always saying "Yes, I can do that" when I really want to say, "No, I can't."

How do I resolve me?

Not a New Year's Resolution

Onward and Upward