Monday, January 02, 2012

A New Year's Post I Told Myself I Wouldn't Write

For me personally, 2011 was a pretty good year. I seemed to see a lot of friends through social media express desires for last year to basically go to hell, but I have no big gripes about it.

I think that 2011 was a year of finding balance between family and church. It was a year where I started seeing both a spiritual director and a counselor, where I was challenged to think outside my usual well-worn paths on several fronts for the better. It was a year where the fruits of a longer pastorate began to ripen with promises of more to come. It was a year where Coffeewife finally graduated, Coffeeson was finally potty-trained, and I finally made a decision on more formal schooling myself. It was the year The Rock returned, Michigan football became relevant again, and Five Iron Frenzy reunited.

I can only give thanks for 2011 and all that it included. Not everyone experienced it as such, but I'll remember it as being a positive one rich with celebrations and learning.

So, onto 2012. I don't know if anybody out there cares about a post like this that includes resolutions. I know I barely do. But nevertheless, there are a couple things I'd like to do this year.

1. Make some phone calls. I'm long overdue to talk to some old friends. This needs to happen.

2. Make a dentist's appointment. I'm long overdue for that, too. I get the feeling that it's not going to be pleasant.

3. Keep exercising. I started a "Couch to 5K" thing late last year, but my knee voiced some displeasure with it after a while so I've had to put it on hold. Guess it's back to the not-as-grinding elliptical machine for me.

4. Prepare a book to be self-published. No, seriously. It's time. It's over time. This should finally happen.

See? Nothing too ground-breaking or monumental or overly ambitious. I thought about writing some deeper reflective flourishing prose of some kind, but I really don't feel like it. So this is what you get the Monday after New Year's weekend.

The blog will be here, too. I think about quitting, but it keeps pulling me back. Apparently I still have something to say.

Happy New Year, if that's your thing.


Carolyn said...

You forgot one of the most important ones! It is resolving to live in the present moment!

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