rosh hashanah resolution

Rosh Hashanah Resolution: Less Frustration, More Joy


To gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here’s one from contributing editor Jordana Horn.

 I have so many new years’ resolutions that it is hard to whittle it down to just one. I suppose the main one is to be slower to anger and/or frustration–in the muck and mire of sleep deprivation, pregnancy, and all going well (pu pu pu) newborn motherhood, it’s really easy to lose one’s self and snap. I can’t: there are four other little kids, and a husband, who depend on me keeping it together. I want to be annoyed less and to enjoy more–to savor all that is good about our life, even though there is no doubt that it will be hard, especially at first.

Want to share your Rosh Hashanah Resolution? You can email it to us (details here) or tweet at us using the #RoshRes hashtag.

Jordana Horn

Jordana Horn is a contributing editor to Kveller. She is a journalist, lawyer, writer, mother of six, travel aficionado, and self-declared karaoke superstar. Before her life got too crazy, she was the New York correspondent for the Jerusalem Post. She has written for numerous publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Forward and Tablet. She has appeared as a 'parenting expert' on NBC's TODAY Show and FOX and Friends. She enjoys writing about herself in the third person and, one far-off day when everyone is in school, hopes to get back to work on her novel.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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