My first blog post in 2012. Let me just say, for the record, that personifying a year drives me crazy. With the advent of facebook, the world of personification has grown beyond measurable proportions. For example, a facebook status that reads:
“Bring it on, 2012!” or “Oh 2012, do I have big plans for you!”
2012, or any year for that matter, exists merely as a measure of time. In fact, in a few months, you’ll look at your life and evaluate it in the present, not from a certain point, like let’s say Jan 1, 2012. Nobody says, “I’m unhappy today, but the past two months of 2012 I was happy, so that means that on average, I’m a little more than happy, after all.”
What if 2012 really does bring it? What if by June you’re having car trouble, you lose your job, and your partner broke up with you through a text message? (Btw, I just used you, you’re, and your in the same sentence and didn’t skip a beat. It is possible!) I can’t bear to see those “fml” posts from the same people in a few weeks.
According to the Mayans, 2012 will bring it, so there’s that…By the way, I know that nobody takes the Mayan calendar seriously (at least, I think), but maybe if the Mayans weren’t as concerned with when the world end and concentrated more on when their civilization would, they’d still be around. Boom. Roasted.
A couple of things I’d like to accomplish this year (mainly writing down for posterity):
- I want to read the Bible from beginning to end. – I’m looking at you, Old Testament.
- I want to read at least 12 books, one a month. – I need to spend less time reading current events that drive me crazy.
- I want to pay off my truck. – I owe $6,700ish.
- I want to write more. – Which means less tv.
- I want to be a better giver. – Monetarily, gifts, and with my time (volunteer).
Number two will be the most difficult to accomplish. I always start books with the best of intentions and then never finish them. I get sidetracked really easily and I hate that. I admire those who dig into a book and don’t put it down until it’s finished. A lot of what I read are online articles that take up hours of my day.
I haven’t forgotten about my leukemia. Obviously, I hope for a really good year. I hope that my trial is effective, that the DCC-2036 drug works for me, or that it will buy me time until something else comes around that does. However, I’ve learned that these are all things that I can’t control. That’s why I didn’t include them in my goals. Every day is a new day, and I have to react to those changes. To try and control those things will leave me frustrated and mentally fatigued. I’ll grow because of it, but I wanted to focus on things that I can do to encourage growth in this new year.
I’m curious as to what some of your goals are. What would you like to accomplish in 2012 and which ones will be the most difficult? And why?