Wednesday, December 31, 2014

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.

If you know me personally, you now that I hate the overuse and abuse of quotes on social media, most of the time credited to a celebrity that never said anything evenly remotely like it.   So, to spite myself, I searched for a random quote I thought fitting of the upcoming calendar event, and found one by Rainer Maria Rilke.

2015 begins in less than 12 hours, and overall, 2014 was good, and much better than 2013,  a year wrought with personal tragedy.  It's almost shameful that an entire 12 month period can be deemed positive or negative based on so few events.  2014 was a year of first world problems, and those are things I can live with just fine.

With the New Year comes social media being filled with empty resolutions that will be forgotten within 10 days.  Most of these are superficial, copied and pasted over and over again on social media like a lame political meme.  It, at times, is laughable, that most have no intent on improving themselves, but just feel obligated to shout it out to all who will listen.

Don't just pick a couple of the generic resolutions that everybody else uses.  Take on a challenge, do something different.  Try to paint a picture, write a story, or learn to play an instrument.  Don't just say you will do it, go out and do it, and who cares if you consider the first attempt to be shitty, at least you tried.  And you may discover a new passion, something you never even considered you would enjoy.  And fuck anybody who says you can't or shouldn't do it.

As for me, I have no idea what I'm going to do, and I think I'll just try and figure it out along the way.  Maybe I'll sign up and run a 5k.  Maybe I'll have shitty time, but who cares because I'll have accomplished something, and then next time I'll try to improve on it.

I'm ready for 2015, and hope that in 12 months, I'll be writing about all the things I did, improved upon, etc.

[caption id="attachment_763" align="alignleft" width="600"]Credit - Bill Watterson Credit - Bill Watterson[/caption]

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