Resolutions That Can Be Yours At Midnight!

I ™m just going to come right out and say it. I don't make resolutions anymore. Why? Because I ™m terrible at keeping them! Eat healthier? Okay. Until I see a cupcake. I cannot hurt any cupcake's feelings. Exercise more? Sure. I want to. I really want to. But I have to do laundry and I have to pick up my son from school, and I want to get a few words written on my current manuscript, and my dog Harry wants to play, and oh look at the clock “ it's dinner time!

Now, I don't mean to make light of resolutions. I think they're a great idea. So after some deep thought, I ™ve decided that this year I ™m putting my resolutionphobia to rest and making a list of things that I know I can do. Things that are doable and will make me (and hopefully others) feel good. Because every little success makes for bigger successes down the road, right?

Here's my resolution list:

  1. Smile at strangers.
  2. Laugh more often.
  3. Tell my husband every day how much I love and appreciate him.
  4. Tell my kids every day how much I love them, then remind them the floor is not a laundry basket.
  5. Say the word ˜thingie majiggie ™ more often because 1) it's fun to say and 2) it leads to a conversation about what thingie majiggie? And in this age of texting and emailing, talking is good.
  6. Write ¦ a love note to my hubby, a lunch note to my kids, words to my latest story, thanks to a friend. Write something every day.
  7. Travel to new places. It could be a new movie theater. A new restaurant. A new park. A new vacation spot.
  8. Occasionally wear something besides my sweats. (This is going to be my hardest one.)
  9. Have more date nights with my hubby. Better yet, surprise him with a date night and wear a dress!
  10. Breathe. Stop being in a rush. Live in the moment.
  11. BONUS: Read more. I have a friend who reads every day for one hour and feels so much better for doing so. I want to do that, too.   I want to spend time with my favorite authors. (If I can read while eating a cupcake, all the better.)


In my newest book release from Entangled Publishing, Yours At Midnight, my heroine's resolution is to find a man. I found my man back in high school and we ™ve been together ever since. We ™ve had many exciting New Year's Eve's and many quiet ones.   We ™ve celebrated with our kids and without them. Being a wife, mom and writer hasn't always been easy, but every New Year I ™m so grateful to be on this journey with them.

So how about you? Any resolutions?

Thanks so much to Holly, Laura and Chris for having me here on She is Dallas.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes!


Robin Bielman lives in Southern California, a bike ride away from the ocean if she's feeling really adventurous. She loves books and baking and running on the treadmill while watching her favorite TV shows. When she's not reading or writing her next story, she's spending time with her high school sweetheart husband and two sons. She is addicted to café mochas and if every day were Cupcake Day, she ™d be a happy camper! She loves to connect with readers. You can find her online here:









  1. Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Thanks so much, Misa, for including me here today!

  2. Everyone is different, especially when it comes to the New Year and resolutions. Here’s hoping for a terrific 2013!

  3. Great resolutions, Robin! But my favorite part wasn’t your resolutions. I liked, “…my heroine's resolution is to find a man. I found my man back in high school and we ™ve been together ever since.” May 2013 bring more good thingie-majiggies your way!

  4. Excellent resolutions. I have resolved, as one of those “for sure I’ll do THAT” resolutions, to eat chocolate at least once a week. And to buy a WaxVac and stop putting Q-tips in my ears.

    New places are very cool. One year I set that as my resolution, one new place each month. I got to some fascinating places, like the Museum of Neon Art d the Museum of Holographic Art (not sure if they’re still around). Even a big city has little unexplored nooks and crannies, parks you’ve never visited, walks along a riverfront… It’s lovely to explore new worlds via reading, but sometimes it’s good to get out in the fresh air.

  5. Hi Janie! I love that resolution. We should all do that.

    Hi Christine! That’s the cool thing about resolutions – you do what’s best for you. I hope you have a great 2013!

    Hi Sam! Aww, thanks! I like the way you think. Happy New Year!

    Hi Beverly! Those “for sure” resolutions are the best! I like the idea of one new place each month. I find it’s so easy to miss out on what’s right around us and I’m determined to explore more! There’s so much I haven’t seen even in my own backyard. Already this month I’ve been to one new place so I’m starting off with a bang. 🙂

  6. I hope your first week of 2013 has gone well!! I don’t do resolutions as goals should be throughout the year and not just once at the beginning! I love your list of what you CAN do and not setting yourself up for failure (I never can hurt cupcakes feelings either)!

  7. Christina K. says:

    I hope your resolutions all come true because they’re awesome!!!!

    You book sounds like a wonderful holiday read:)

  8. Dione Sage says:

    Thanks for being part of the Yours at Midnight Blog Tour!

  9. Can’t wait to read Yours At Midnight! I love your list of resolutions.. simple and doable.

  10. Robin Bromiley says:

    My resolution this year is to take better care of myself.. mentally, physically, and spiritually!

  11. Exactly — you wouldn’t ever want to hurt a cupcake’s feelings! In fact, we have a book out of the library RIGHT NOW that’s all about a poor, lonely cupcake who doesn’t get eaten. (Seriously — it’s called Cupcake. My daughter loves it!) Oh, and number four made me laugh out loud!

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