Every year, I like to post my goals. Well, 2008 was an especially craptacular year, so I’d like to say that I probably didn’t hit any of my goals. Let’s take a look, shall we?
1. Sell this damn house. Yeah, not happening. No one wants the house. Funny story — I guess if you stop paying your mortgage for 9 months, the bank STILL won’t come and take the freaking thing. I literally, cannot even give it away.
2. Find House Good news. I found a house. It’s called my Mom’s basement. Mission accomplished. Ack.
3. Build Wood Working Shop. Mom said no.
4. Buy Table Saw And I’d put it where?
5. Continue my recent publication success It was a bad year. I placed in a $1500 writing contest, but that’s about it. And it’s not like I wasn’t trying. Came close many times, but never succeeded. Balls!
6. Land an agent . Whatever.
These are my goals for 2009:
1) lead a boring, run of the mill life.
Okay, so on the surface your 1 resolution for this year sounds great especially in the face of the “fun” year you had last year.
What you’re failing to add are the following resolutions which you successfully accomplished:
1: Get in the best shape of my life
Dude, you got shoulders now! You’re a 36 year old man who is now in better physical shape than you were 10 years ago.
2: Be a great father.
Yeah it’s shmultzy, but goddamn you did it.
3: Make hard decisions
There’s no doubt about this one, and even though 2008 was a shit year for you, you did what you had to do.
The amount of crap which was heaped upon you would shut down a sewage treatment facility, and you made it through.
Brian: Huh. I never looked at it that way before. Maybe 2008 wasn’t so bad after all. Thanks.
But, Brian He DIDN’T get a table saw!!!
Don’t let him off the hook.
Seriously Ryan, Brian has it right. Perspective is as simple what you choose to focus on. In this case, he’s right, look at those things.