Eight years ago (!) I made three blanket resolutions that I have hung on to nearly every week of my life since them.
Clearly, they work well for me and do not need any changing.
Hell, they could work for anyone – watch what you spend, watch what you eat, and spend your time wisely.
Doing all three of them doesn’t yield any specific sort of result, but you wind up with plenty of extra money, energy, and time – the three things we’re always wishing for.
It’s deciding what to do with all that extra capacity in your life that is the tricky part.
It’s easy to see the benefit of hindsight. 2009 was a year of saving up my life. 2010 was a year of spending it. 2011 was a year of enjoying it. I saved for the house, rehearsed the hell out of the bands, and worked my butt off for a promotion, spent my cache of effort, and then reaped the rewards.
As 2012 stretches out empty in front of us, I find myself wondering – what else do I want? You can’t live your whole life off of the royalty check of one cool thing you did, once upon a time. That’s how reality TV stars are born. It’s a land of diminishing returns.
If you didn’t get everything you wanted in 2011, I hope you know what it is and how you’re going to get it in 2012.
If you’re happy with who and where you are right now, I hope you find yourself ready and willing to want something new.
As for me, at the beginning of a new year I am always looking forward to becoming a better version of myself.
I will let you know as soon as I figure out who he is.
Alison Headley says
2012 is the year I hope like fuck that I get MAYBE JUST ONE DAMN THING I WANT for a change. 2011 can suck it.
Alison, if I could send you extra “things that I want” points that I have cosmically accrued for your to redeem at your leisure, I certainly would. I tried to do it by intently staring at your FB profile, but apparently the points did not send.