Monday, December 31, 2007

2007 Gives Way to 2008

Made any resolutions? I've resolved not to make any resolutions. This is a pretty standard practice in my world, and I'm happy to report I didn't let myself down in 2007. As I recall, I didn't disappoint in 2006 either, and I'm very hopeful for 2008.

Please don't think that I'm above reproach in every aspect of my life. No, indeed. There is plenty of room for improvement. Since I'm a work in progress (and will be 'til the bitter end), I choose not to set myself up for failure or to place undue pressure on myself. There are plenty of deadlines to be met over the course of the next year, and I will put my nose to the grindstone in order to meet everyone's expectations of where I should be, doing what they think I should be doing. I'll toe the line. I'll be a team player. I'll meet and attempt to exceed expectations. I'll pay the bills, and put in my time. I'll earn my existence. I'll weather the changes. I'll cope with the unexpected. I'll do what I can to help others do the same.

And then I will let myself have time, enjoyment, experience, relaxation, good company and fun. I will take a step back to regain perspective. I will reevaluate and reconsider the reasons I toe the line the rest of the time, and I will check to make sure I am where I want to be: doing what I want to be doing; spending my time where I want to spend it. That's about all I can promise.

When I reach 2009, I should then be able to look back at 2008 with satisfaction (or at least without disappointment). That's about all I can hope to do, and it is plenty to keep me occupied.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Datebook Highlights

It's been such a long time since I posted datebook that the prospect of having to scan them all was just too overwhelming. I chose just a couple of the better spreads instead.

The quote: "It's alright to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation." —Dr. Rob Gilbert

The quote: "Life has to end, love doesn't." —Mitch Albom

Wednesday, December 19, 2007