Starting a Resolution (or several): A New Year at Lerner

‘Tis that time of year, folks. I don’t know about you (no, really…who are you? What’s your deal? Why are you reading this? Is it because you’re my mother?) but I’m determined to keep my New Year’s resolutions this time around. If there’s anything more depressing than Minnesota in December–other than Minnesota in February–it’s the idea that there’s no room in life for improvement.

And now that I’m back in the office after the holiday hiatus, I’m finding that Lerner is full of inspiration for achievable goals. After all, what I love about Lerner is its capacity to grow and improve from one year to the next, building on past accomplishments and turning mistakes into possibilities. So here’s my to-do list for 2014, summed up by a helpful sampling of upcoming Lerner Publications titles:

Explore a time or place I’ve never thought much about before. 
Aka “Read more.”
Step outside my comfort zone; take a risk or two.
But not too big a risk.
Check the weather before I get dressed and leave home. 
Even kindergartners can do it.
Work on my eco-friendliness.
Tell me more, child.
Understand the rules of a sport. Any sport. 
By remaining ignorant of and indifferent to all of them, I’m sure I’ve been missing out.
On something.
So this is volleyball, right?
Try each day to be a better friend, neighbor, and coworker than I was the day before.
Just don’t expect me to feed your cat.

And on that note, I leave you to ponder your own resolutions (and reading list) for 2014. Happy new year!