Happy New Year! Resolutions from the Grand Nudge

Happy New Year 1901

The Grand Nudge says:


Huh. What a crazy number. We’re already a decade and a half into the new millennia. I guess I ought to do what everyone does this time of year: make a resolution. And I suppose one of those resolutions should be something like “Be a little nicer.”

Eh, who am I kidding? I could never quite do that.

But what are your resolutions?

The US Government releases a list each year of the most popular resolutions. As you might imagine they include old standbys like:

  • Losing weight
  • Saving money
  • Traveling more
  • Quit smoking

One thing I don’t see on this list is preparing for your future. Sure, saving money and finding a new job could contribute to a better retirement, but what about where you will live? What about the quality of your life as you continue to age? I think these resolutions are essential.

Did you also know that 24% of the people who make resolutions don’t reach their goals for the year? That is a crazy high number, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

I have a challenge for you.

This year make a resolution to take a big step toward the life you want as you age. Whether you want to live in a shared household, build a tiny home, or create something else altogether you need to start today. Or tomorrow, as the case may be. Here are a couple of easy steps you can take.

  1. Buy Marianne’s book: Your Quest for Home
  2. Get involved in online discussions like this one or on Facebook
  3. Use the activities in the book to determine what it is that you really want
  4. Meet people in your area through MeetUp.com or other means

Grand Nudge Txt 2There are so many more things I can’t even possibly list them all, but each small step you take is a step in the right direction. Remember, you don’t have to have the plan all the way to the finish line. Start small and make decisions that can eventually get you there.

By the way last year, I wrote about excuses. I still think this is the essential step that most people are missing. I encourage you to read this post again.

However you start the most important thing is to start. You’ll never reach the finish line if you’re afraid to cross the starting line. Make 2015 the year of community. Take matters in your own hand and start being the change you want to see in the world! Don’t wait another day!

What things will you do this year to make your future a reality? Let us know in the comments or join the conversation on Facebook.

Women For Living in Community