Monday, September 19, 2016

Reflections on resolutions

Sharry always developed AMAZING New Year’s resolutions. I recently read these incredible goals in her journal for 2014. The year previous, 2013, was one of the hardest years of our lives. It was the year we aimed to have our first baby (and obviously didn’t), we lost a family member way too young and moved into a new apartment infested by bed bugs and had to throw out all of our furniture. Sharry had an especially hard time yet at the end of the year when looking back she was not bitter but rather reached for higher goals of goodness. As always, I need to #livelikeShar and reach for greater experiences, love, light and compassion.

New Years Resolutions 2014

  • Literally become more like Jesus, St Francis, Mother Teresa, Gandhi family heroes
    • (St Francis) Eat mostly vegan, 100% vegetarian still going strong
    • (Jesus) climb to the mountains and through the deserts to commune with God need to do this more
    • (Jesus and Gandhi) Fast. Give food and $ saved to help the poor AHIMSA!
    • (Mother Teresa) Directly help the sick and afflicted for my career path. Volunteer hospice
    • (All) Read spiritual texts
    • (St Francis) Keep a nature journal w/ pictures and poetry
    • (Gandhi) Write a novel about my mormon family (Little Women etc.) That tells and honest story of love, loss and growing up. She had a few chapters in a very rough draft that I LOVE

  • Spend time with family happening in spades
  • Hike and camp in the narrows
  • Run a 5k in spring to get in shape for my year in the outdoors (Bandit style)
  • Backpack through Utah’s slot canyons for sure need to do
  • Rocky Mountain High, enjoy the beautiful rockies
  • Grow in Peace and Happiness
  • Fast, meditate, read 40 books that improve me spiritually and increase compassion
  • Join in and have a community
  • Create beautiful art
  • Write a novel of all the things that are the most true and honest. Rough draft by December 2014.
  • Hunger for justice
  • Finish my paper with Peri
  • Other:
    • Stress less about money
    • Pay off student loans
    • Try to get pregnant
    • Save for future home
    • Play and record guitar
    • Get involved in activism
    • Go jogging regularly

LOVE THIS, great advice for me as a counselor, father and human being who desperately needs good vibes in his life.
Then the last page has in big letters:
Hunger for Justice: let the pain of others haunt you
The best people have “battle scars.” Share the struggle - Bear others’ pain. Stay up at night because of injustice. Get uncomfortable


  1. She was truly amazing!! Every day she makes me want to be a better person. Especially after reading things like this. <3

  2. I have a friend that does amazing cross stitch. I'll have her make it for you ❤️

  3. So great! Did she keep a list of books she read or reviewed (or Goodreads account)? I'd be interested in the things she studied.