Looking back through some blog archives – I came across this post I published in January of 2006. It was titled “My 2006 Resolution – To Be A Unicyclist”
On January 3, as I drove past our local grade school on my way to work, I saw a little girl on a unicycle.
She was about seven years old and she was clearly riding her unicycle to school. My god did that put a smile on my face! I laughed out loud – the kind of laugh you do when you see something you really like.
All the way to work I thought of that little second grader, riding her unicycle to school. I thought of her on the way home too. I hoped that I would see her again.
I want to be like that. I want to be unique and brave and energetic. I want to do things for Verity that are spunky. I want to do things in my personal life that are memorable.
Before 8 am on Tuesday morning, I was thinking about resolutions that had to do with budgets and diets and answering emails quickly. Now I’m all about the spunk. How the heck that will manifest into action, I have no idea. Stay tuned though.
Well, Verity did do a few unique and brave things: We hired a Verity Mom spokesperson. Rosemary Garner blogged about mammograms and yoga retreats. She produced commercials staring Nancy Guppy and music from Chris Ballew (of Casper Babypants). Now Danielle Gahl is taking us with her to watch Twilight and eat healthy waffles. We launched mobile banking long before many of our competitors. We continue to be recognized around the country as innovators in our industry.
I’ve done a few things in my personal life that could be considered memorable. I published a book, through St. Martin’s Press, called Motherhood is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to be a Better Boss Through that I got to be on Martha Stewart’s radio program and in her magazine. I visited several cities on my book tour and met all sorts of great people. I sat on Filene’s i3 team which was a career highlight. I had my third daughter.
I’m glad I found this old resolution . It’s a good one to dust off from time to time. I like the message. I still want to be that unique, brave, energetic person and employee that I imagined five years ago. This is a good reminder.
What is your new year’s resolution?
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