It’s About the Getting There

There is nothing like having a great New Year and starting it off with a great and fabulous cup of coffee! I should know, this is what I am doing right now. I’m also sitting here wondering what I’m going to do about making New Year Resolutions, and somewhere in the back of my mind, I am already thinking of ways that I can get out of them.

I’ve never really liked New Year Resolutions; they always seem to become one of those self-imposed orders and mandates that we struggle either to achieve or to hide somewhere, and in the end, we usually don’t get anything close to our goals accomplished. I for one get moody and gripey about having to perform and juggle in accordance with my resolutions, and I find that the ones I usually set, even the small easily obtainable ones are things that I shouldn’t resolve to do at the start of the year, but to do throughout the whole damn thing.

Never the less, it is a time of reflection, and perception, and I need to be able to perceive the things that need done in the days to come. So to that end, I will tentatively set down some goals rather than resolutions, and just shoot for those. Seems easier than making these ridiculous restrictions, and changes on myself that I know I’ll forget about as soon as I go to sleep tonight—just after I’ve posted about it on Facebook, and Tweeted it from the rooftops; making myself a grade A idiot.

My goals, are quite simple. I want to finish more writing. I know there are writers out there that can write circles around me, and I also know that there are some that can get some writing done in the time it takes for a snake to crawl the length of the garden. But I want to be able to get more done in a day, and be able to provide some real quality entertainment to my readers. I know all you guys and girls deserve it, and I want to deliver.

I also want to make more money.

Oh, come on, it’s not like that. I’m no millionaire looking to strike up more oil from the back yard; I just want to be able to provide for my family, and still be able to do the thing I love doing more that anything.

If there was one thing I would change about myself… not that there are that many I can and haven’t already learned to live with—I’d change my diet. I should eat a little better, but that isn’t really a resolution. It’s a strongly worded suggestion to myself, lest I become agitated and give myself a good ass kicking in a dark alley somewhere.

To all you readers, and fans that are stepping into the new year, may you be blessed, and may you achieve the goals that you set for your future, not only in this year, but the years to come.