As 2012 drew to a grey, cold, rainy close yesterday, I just kept thinking of this Saturday Night Live skit from the early nineties.
Why so ready to kick 2012 out the door? Well, it hadn’t exactly been a banner year for me. Let’s just say, as much as I share online – and if you follow me on Twitter, you know that can be a lot – there’s much more that you never hear about. While research into why people share so much personal information online indicates “people don’t really know how to value their own information,” I like to think that I do.
So, lets just say I don’t really want to repeat much of my experience last year.
Before I come off all bitter, though, I must admit I’ve been very blessed, too. I’ve got a great job that lets me support my family while doing things that I enjoy. I feel like I’ve got the smartest, most beautiful daughter in the world. My overall health is good.
These things I definitely want to take into the new year with me. And I want to make the most of them. For that reason, while I’ve never been much for making New Year’s resolutions, I think I will document a few here so that you can hold me accountable.
- I will hit the Bible app button before I hit the Facebook or Twitter app buttons on my phone each morning.
- I will get my yearly plan for work done before the first quarter starts and I will make time to report out regularly on progress.
- I will keep up my Bollywood dance classes, but also add one more hour of some sort of exercise to each week.
And, it wouldn’t be a resolutions list without something about weight loss, right? So, I will eat less. Not less of any particular thing, just less of everything. No poor starving children anywhere will benefit if I clean my plate.
I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year.
No more looking back. It’s all forward from here.