Happy Belated Birthday! I am sorry I missed you yesterday but your boy was off and enjoying his free time. First things first, I need to let you know that although I am excited about your being here, I am also a little anxious about what you have in store for me. If you remember last year’s post, I have had some issues with odd numbered years. However, this is the perfect opportunity to break the cycle and start a new tradition.
I am not one to talk about a person’s family so I will not mention that your brother (2008) and I did not accomplish many of the things we set out to do last January. Last year’s goals included getting into shape, buying a house, being more social, and finding that special someone. 1) I am still fat. 2) I am still renting. 3) I did make strides on this one but not to the degree, I would like. 4) Yes! I found love on a two-way street!
So just like those minutes on your cell phone, we are going to roll over some of those goals into this year. In addition to those things, I want to make this year about personal growth (mentally, physically, and spiritually). I am going to take some classes to better myself in several areas of life. Already renewed my gym membership so I can work on getting into shape. My coworkers are trying to convince me to do Weight Watchers with them. I am not sure if I have the discipline to count points/calories like that but if I keep doing the same thing, I will keep getting the same results. Also, I will be making an appearance at church at least once a month even if I have to knock on the door to gain access. On top of all that though, I need to get beyond the insecurities and self-doubt that I have been carrying around forever. It is a damn shame when other people see you in a much better light than you see yourself. I can’t really say I know how to accomplish this last goal but I’m so tired of living in this fog.
So 2009, we have our work cut out for us in the next twelve months. Did you bring your hard hat?