Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy New Year

I started to write this on Christmas Eve and I am finishing after the New Year has started. 

For some I feel like I need to add a timeline to these posts. To me it s like telling a priest how long it has been since your last confession. It gives context and at the same time allows me to put things in order mentally which is the whole reason that this blog exists for me.

This year has been full of new adventures, growing pains, and learning lots of new things. This Christmas has been full of new things as well. New surroundings and traditions make everything new and a little different. I do know that after this Christmas I am going to do somethings different next Christmas to make it a little less hectic and more enjoyable for both myself and the boy. Trying to be in two places at once never works and only makes things more stressed. 

At this point, last year has come to a close and the new year is upon us. Everyone seems to feel nostalgic and looking towards the future. Resolutions abound from everyone, even resolutions to not make resolutions for the defiant ones. We all need the defiant ones who refuse to watch the hip new show, know what is popular, or just generally be righteous in there ability to remain unaware of society in some way. 

I have spent a good bit of time this past week thinking about this past year and creating some ideas about ways to make my new year better. I just read an article about how systems and not goals actually make us do better at things. So I resolve to create some better behaviors for the new year. I am not going to set the end goals. Here are the things I am going to try and figure out how to do. 

1) I am going to do more exercising. Half marathons are hipper than starbucks right now and everyone wants to run in color, mudder toughly, or something else. I just want to feel a little better.

2) Write everyday. I am not going to try and write a book but, I am going to spend more time writing about something everyday if even for a little bit. Then if it makes sense try and make something like a book out of it. 

3) Be more organized with my time. Man can I waste some damn time, epsecially on the internet!

4) Laugh. I am not going to take myself, my job, my relationships, money, or anything too seriously. I used to do this as a habit, especially at work, and it makes no difference in the end. Good work is good work and making it something it isn't only makes you lose perspective of the actual size of the world. 

I said once that I think life is a compilation of what we think we deserve, what we will tolerate, and how we view ourselves. That doesn't mean that that can't change at a moment's notice. 

I know that everyone has read a million things like this. To paraphrase one of my favorite movies. This blog is mine. I can not blog without my blog and my blog can't blog without me.