Raina Seitel Gittlin
Starting right now, I’m going to live life like my 2-year-old son. Hunter treats every day with wonder, excitement, discovery and laughs. He can’t wait to see what happens next. And whatever it is, he’s fascinated by it. Sure there are tears and tantrums, but mostly, it’s “don’t sweat the small stuff” and “keep on having fun.”
As I reflect on the past year and move forward, I realize I have the same resolutions over and over again: to exercise more, to cook more and to organize my home. The problem — they often fade away mid-January. So this year, I am summing up my resolutions into one word: patience. I need to have more patience with myself, with my children, with the city, and with friends and family.
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In theory, I understand the concept of making resolutions. But the truth is, if you have something you want to change in your life, why wait for a new year to make that difference? Why not just start the day you think of it? Maybe I will try something new this year. When I really feel serious enough about something, I will immediately make the change. So maybe I do have a resolution after all.
– Moms and the City is comprised of Denise Albert, Melissa Gerstein and Raina Seitel Gittlin, three mothers who are also working media professionals. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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