I don’t much care for New Year Resolutions. It’s just an arbitrary date, and often resolutions are made after a booze-filled New Year’s Eve party; or it’s almost the reverse, one has waited until New Year’s Eve to start something that could well have been commenced weeks or months before.
Still, this coming year for me is certainly a time to be looking forward, and a break with the immediate past. 2010, was, in many ways, my ‘annis horriblis’ and I have no wish to repeat it in 2011.
One thing I am going to concentrate on is trying to lead a more healthy lifestyle. Although my work has largely been sedentary, and although I’m not a couch potato with remote in hand, I do tend to spend too much time in front of the computer, sitting on my butt.
One thing I am going to do, is dig up this back yard, and start growing something to eat in it. I’m intending to post some photographs here at The Eye, as I go along, so you can see what progress I’m making.
It’s the same every year isn’t it? New Year Resolutions. New Starts. Sweeping statements about what the new year will bring, how it will compare to the last. It’s worse with decades of course. Then the whole ten years in generalized in a few words.
Still, I’m not going to do that. I’m not going to summarize 2007 or try to guess what will happen in 2008.Â It’s really more of the same. It’s election year in the US, so plenty of bullshit coming from that direction, as each candidate tries to convince the voters that they’re the saving grace for the nation.
Personally, I shall strive to remain healthy first and foremost. Without that, everything else fades into insignificance almost. Money? Well it’s the way the world goes around, so I shall attempt to make more, but again, it’s an ongoing thing, and not something I start each January.
January is also the month when I get another year older too, although I’ve long given up worrying about birthday celebrations.
Meanwhile, I shall drink another glass ofÂ cool fresh 2008 tap water. Will this year be a good vintage?
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