It's the time of year for reviving unused blogs - to make promises to yourself that (at the moment) you intend to keep.
I like new years, they are like the punctuation of life. I enjoy the feel of a reset.
But life isn't resettable, we are always building on our past. We take where we are and we move forward. I think the question is 'moving forward toward what?'
I'm not going to have the same legacy as most of my friends. I'm a little sad about that but again, we are talking about building on the past.
Just to enjoy my life seems a little hedonistic, though I do still want that. But what does that leave?
What I leave behind is down to a pretty small list:
- People I touch.
- Things I create.
That's it, I get to fill in the blanks of those categories. I've been working on the create side (though I have bouts of creative shyness from time to time). Also, I've been trying to interact with people more (less hermitting) and I try to be a good friend and family member.
I already have a list of goals that is much larger (and longer term) than a standard list of resolutions.
- Anyway, here is my requisite list for today:
- Put the correct year on documents
- Add a new entry to my 365 project every day
- Get out there and create something
- Learn new things
- Be a positive influence in others lives.
I think that's enough.