I hate New Year's resolutions.
Or at least... the lack of conviction that comes with them.
As I look over the last year of my life, I realize the tremendous strides I've made by simply poking away, consistently, at one thing or another.
Last January I was among those who had big notions and took little action. This year, I realize just what can be accomplished with determination and focus. I think with determination and focus, I can achieve a resolution, so I don't feel bad broadcasting one to the world.
In my effort to be "self-aware", I've become more comfortable looking at the not-so-good stuff about me, and truly acknowledging the gifts I possess. In the spirit of this new-found comfort level, I resolve myself to not only acknowledge some of this "not-so-good" stuff, but more importantly, look it in the eye and change it.
Those of you who know me personally know that I have two rather nasty habits:
One is that I ramble. Tangents and digression are woven into much of what I do. In my essay writing this week it was brought to my attention that I've held on to a lot of this "randomness" in not only my thinking, but my writing and speech as well. I aim to change that.
Also, although I'm insanely diligent being on time for crucial meetings, school, work and business, I do tend to relax that rule more-so than I should when it comes to being on time for personal social engagements. My friends have just accepted the fact that Dave will be 5 to 20 minutes late for anything they plan. This too, will change.
They say that one of the ways you can become aware of yourself and your habits is to ask other people how they see you. For those of you who know me, be prepared... I may approach you with some very direct questions.
As for visiting the blogosphere, I will be around in a short while as life returns to normal. I haven't forgotten about you!