Leadership and Civic Engagement

New Year’s WRENsolutions

by WREN Staff on Dec 19, 2018

It’s the start of the new year: the time when people make promises to themselves and to others on how this year is going to be better than the last. It’s often hard to stay true to your resolutions, but here at WREN, we know one thing for sure: in 2019, we are committed to fighting for you, the women and girls of South Carolina.

On a personal note, the WREN staff would like to share some of our New Year’s WRENsolutions for 2019. Have any of your own? Share them with us on Facebook and Twitter!

Nyomi Guzman | Development Associate

“This next year I want to eat even more delicious food and remove all the clutter from my physical space.”

Damilola Ajisegiri | Policy Assistant

“Two of my New Year WRENsolutions are to be more present and intentional.”

Sarah Nichols | Communications and Learning Intern

“2019 is going to be a year that brings a lot of change, so one of my New Year’s WRENsolutions is to be open and accepting of change and possibility, and to not be afraid of trying new things. On a smaller scale, I want to continue reading a lot—and specifically more works by women of color.”

Brandi Parrish Ellison | Director of Policy and Government Relations

“My personal resolutions are to spend more time with family and invest more time in self-care. My work resolution is to find more opportunities for collaboration.”

Kayle Wright | Operations Manager

“My resolution for the new year is to live in the present. I spent way too much time in 2018 worried about what might happen instead of appreciating what was happening.”

Courtney Thomas | Upstate Liaison

“This year, I resolve to be a proactive and mindful in my learning. I will be the friend that initiates coffee dates and bookstore hangouts. I want to seek out new knowledge and challenge myself to learn something every day. Oh, and I’m going to the gym more (check on me in February).

Ashley Crary Lidow | Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations

My New Year’s resolution theme for 2019 is energize. Some of the ways I see executing this theme throughout the year would be to shake up some of my daily routines- try new restaurants, invest in hobbies both old and new, listen to different music and podcast selections, etc.”

Feeling ready to take on the new year yet? Join us and our partners for a Twitter chat about our reproductive justice resolutions (#RJresolutions) all day on January 1st and from 2 – 3 p.m. on January 2nd!

Cheers to all of you in the WREN nest. May it continue to grow in 2019!

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