With a new year comes the opportunity to change ourselves. To start over with a clean slate. It’s always a bit refreshing, and always a bit unnerving.
I mean, in some ways, it’s just another day. Nothing changed. Still headed off to work. Still trying to figure out what to do for dinner. Still the same old crap, But at the same time, now you’ve got a whole year to reinvent yourself. To change the same old crap. To take new risks. Have new adventures.
But sometimes, it’s just good enough to survive. Just good enough to keep your head down and get through it. In some ways, I feel like that’s what happened in 2010. We had some opportunity for growth and exploration (I mean, we DID go to Disney), but for the most part, it felt like just recovering from the period of unemployment I had in 2009. And you know what? That’s okay, because we needed to recover. We needed to regroup, and just get through it.
So what does 2011 have in store for the wife and me? I have no idea. New job? New opportunities? Who knows! And that’s exciting. Hopefully we’ll be able to pursue some of the things we have been hoping for, but if not, that’s okay too. We’ll at least be a step closer to those dreams.
In this mixed-up crazy world, sometimes progress is all you can ask for. Achievement can be delayed, and it may never even happen, but constant progress is galvanizing. It keeps you going, keeps you making that next step. And that’s what I intend to do. Just keep moving forward.
That’s my New Year’s Resolution for 2011. Just keep moving forward, not worrying about setbacks in the past, just onward and upward. And I’d encourage you to do the same.