The other resolutions-themed stuff I want to talk about is largely a reaction to the January email newsletter from one of my favorite MS bloggers, Kate Wolfe-Jenson of Dancing With Monsters. I adore Wolfe-Jenson's creative approach to life with MS. She uses creativity as positive fuel in the energy-depleting world of chronic illness. (She's even authored a book on the subject, Dancing With Monsters: Chronic Illness as Creative Transformation, which I've not yet read but will certainly review here when I do!)
Back to resolutions. Her January newsletter takes a creative approach to the subject, with wonderful results. Basically, she explores the meaning of the word and reminds us that resolution has other meanings, including two from the arts world. In visual arts, especially in the digital world, resolution is about the number of pixels that make up an image. In digital photography, for example, the number of pixels per inch has a major impact on the clarity of the image. So, a great analogy can be that resolutions are (or should be) ways to bring focus and clarity to your life. Resolutions that don't do this will no longer make my list.
|My niece and I late on Christmas Eve, shown here with much lower resolution than previously.|
This resolution is probably a more accurate reflection of how tired we were at this point!
So, a big thanks to Kate Wolfe-Jenson for this refreshing look at the word. May all your resolutions (New Year's or otherwise) take a cue from the arts world and bring you less tension and more clarity!