Most people don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I commend them. Why should you put off your goals, your plans, your ‘making things better’ kit until this one essentially random day? And then, why should you wait another 365 to make more plans?
But, but … if you are not the kind of person who takes stock on a regular basis, January 1 can be a useful moment. So I’m just gonna say this. 2010 was much better than the year before. It had its highs and its lows — for sure. Interactions with other humans were sometimes great, sometimes not-so-great. But that’s another blog entry for another day. My overall plan for 2010 was to travel more. I went to Italy and Chicago, and took a couple of local jaunts, but honestly I coulda done a little more travel-wise.
One unexpectedly good thing that happened this year was that I got really interested in web design. And by that I don’t mean some kind of machiavellian job advancement strategery. I mean I got interested in my field of endeavor. All by myself. No one was training me, or telling me to be able to do this or that. I just wanted to take it up to the next level. And I think I did.
Now, I’m not saying that I’m any kind of a leading light in my field. I’m just saying that I took it up from a “2″ to a “3″. It was very energizing. What’s funny though, is that when you have those moments of feeling driven to figure out how to do something, you dream about it, you surf it, you read it, you can’t wait to get home to work on it — and you’re telling yourself, ‘this is the ticket… i’ll be amped up like this forever’ and you forget that these things run in cycles. Sometimes you’re really into it. Sometimes you just want to watch American Idol.
So that’s our story 2010: you and I had a couple moments, and I know there’s lots of work to be done in the year to come.