Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary
This past year has been a whirlwind. We
ve seen Miley naked (not too shocking considering its Hollywood), seen a Hobbit movie that didn
t really suck too much, and fallen in hate with the latest version of Windows, which they eventually made a little less obnoxious- if you click <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/update-from-windows-8-tutorial">here</a> to download the upgrade to 8.1. And, last but perhaps not least, I have finished a year on WordPress with all of you. It was a little bumpy, Ill admit. I started the year off with a bang and reliably gave you a post everyday. And then I faltered a little. And I might have missed a post here or there during the Summer. And finals. And… you know, life happens. And that
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<p style="text-indent:36px;margin:0;"><span style="font-family:'Courier New';font-size:12pt;">And sure, I did well enough on last year
ve got this grand goal, and now Im planning how to actually get it done and breaking it into itty bitty pieces.”) I didn
t really hit the mark, but I didnt fall short as much as I usually do.
But I want the new year to be a little different. Besides my plans of world domination and fame and glory, I want to make a goal that`s a little less definite. You know I`m a bit of a nerd, and I like to read old books, and whenever they talk about a New Year`s Resolution it`s all about virtues. You know; charity, chastity, faith. (That`s some unique ideas for baby names, too.) Things that you can do better in, without pesky numbers to tell you you`re a failure as a human. Or am I the only one that feels that way when I fall a little short?
So my plan is to aim for helpfulness. Maybe I`ll be a better room mate and do some cleaning when I see it needs to be done, even if it`s in the shared spaces and not just my room. Maybe I`ll mow the lawn in the front yard sometimes.
Probably I won`t do any of that. Probably, at the end of next year, I`ll be thinking, “Wow, I was really helpful that one second of the year.” (And really did nothing constructive the rest of the time.) Is that a failure? No. It`s not a specific goal, so if I did anything at all, I`ll have succeeded.
Good thing too. It`s kind of annoying to have all those goals and activities floating around, none of them ever really meeting my expectations. It`ll be nice to have met some part of a goal. So this might be waaaaaay less effort than I put into my to-do list, but it`ll feel waaay better. And that`s good. So I`ve decided that makes my goal good. Sound reasonable, huh?