Okay, so, here we go. The new year. 2017. A fresh chance, after a year which was a little…umm, turmoiled for people. Myself included. Though most of it began it’s growing period the year before and only came to fruition after it finished fermenting. I used to call the onrushing changes which I could see coming “The Wave”. And when it continued for even longer than expected, I called it “The Rollback.”
But, hey, now, we are at a new place. We can leave, by our collective agreement, the last arbitrary time frame in the dust of the past. We can move forward.
You know what?
I’m done talking for everyone collectively. I usually like to talk in a general sense. Say “we” like I speak for the masses. Distance myself somewhat. Like I already have your agreement. But by “we” I mean “me”: I want to move forward into something better, something stronger. Something which makes me into a happier person.
You can all make your own decisions. Make your year better or worse. But, I am going to, by my volition, make my life richer.
I am not a person who does New Year’s resolutions. I believe they set you up for inherent failure. An entire year is huge. It is a gigantic chunk of time. To presume I know exactly what I’ll take as my top priority over it, what will be most important to me, is ludicrous.
Instead, I want to define the year by general mission statements and a lot of goals. Not some specific, diehard chase-to-the-ends-of-the-earth target.
I want to have more success as a writer, and as a social person. I want to have adventures and meet new people. I want to find new relationships, in any form that takes. Publish something. Pick up new hobbies, and ideas. Make so much new: memories and art and experiences.
Love, adventure, discovery, and growth. Big, generic, greeting card words: but the goal nonetheless.
My life changed to a form it never was in 2016. I don’t even consider myself the same person as me from 2015. Heck, I don’t even look like the same person. I don’t talk or act like him.
I am better in some ways. And worse in others. But not finished. Not done baking.
So, let’s go 2017. Let’s see what positive things we can accomplish, you and me.
I’m ready to do my part.
Show me how much a person can improve. How far up one person can go in 365.25 days.
Special thanks to: Bob Gerkin, Collin Pearman, Dylan Alexander, Jerry Banfield, and Michael The Comic Nerd.
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