It’s 2014. What the… WHERE DOES TIME GO?!
Now, I know a new year is only important because we attach significance to it. Otherwise it’s nothing more than how we mark the length of the time it takes for our home planet to orbit the sun. (Fortunately for us, our solar system is orbiting the center of the Milky Way galaxy or else each new year would mean we were right back where we started 365 days prior and who wants to find the symbolism in that?)
So, as I was saying, it’s 2014. This year does have a feeling of being new to me. I think I can attribute a lot of that to the fact that I’m moving in a week. Just across town, but I’m trading in my apartment for a house. That’s new and exciting.
Last year brought forth of a lot of positive changes in my life that made this particular change and others possible. I started the year off working retail, at its mercy when it came to how many hours I would work each week and never knowing what those hours would be. I’d been with the same company for seven years and a month when I was given the opportunity to start a new job with regular office hours and weekends off.
So 2014 starts off with greater stability and without the exhaustion that comes from working retail during the holidays. That’s given me a different approach as I celebrate this forthcoming orbit of the sun, and I’ve actually given some thought to what I could call resolutions if I didn’t fail at resolutions constantly. I’ve come up with a list:
Things I will Strongly Consider Maybe Doing in 2014
- Reading More. Last year I set a goal of reading 50 books. I read 28. This year I have also set a goal of reading 50 books. I hope to at least get to 29.
- Writing More. I need to write more. This may include blogging more, and then not deleting every previous blog I’ve ever written. Or it may not. Time will tell. You can watch this space and see! Yeah?
- Being More Social. I’ve long known myself to be an INFP on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, but slowly that introverted I is inching closer to an extroverted E. So my plans to be more social include taking my introverted self that doesn’t like large crowds and being more social by having people visit me at my house. I think it’s a fair compromise.
- Cooking More. I’m going to have a kitchen. All my excuses will be gone. It’s time to truly learn to cook and eat better. (Even if I will live closer to more restaurants now.)
Yes, that’s a small list. I find that it’s best not to set myself up for failure. Also, given that I set the bar pretty low on most of those things last year, I’m pretty sure that with the slightest bit of effort I can do better this year.
Oh, and yeah, I did delete everything from this blog prior to this post. Welcome to my new blog, and happy new year, everybody!