Sunday, December 31, 2006

Retrospectives Suck

I'm tired of them. I'm tired of having to "relive the year" in review. Enough already. I didn't care about "TomCat" and "Brangelica" the first time around, they're JUST as noxious this time. Enough! I have been disgusted by the news of the war for the whole year - and disgusted by the antics of the frat-boy from Texas for 6 years. Enough! Stop it.

The eve of a new year for me is a time to look forward. To set goals and assign priorities to them, and formulate strategies to attain them.

It is also a time that a once-friend of mine (we drifted in very different directions) and I used to always use for mental focus, by doing the things we would most like to spend the rest of the year doing.

This year I will work on cleaning up my OWN back yard, pick one of the environmental groups to work with close to home, I will work on cooking and eating healthy every day instead of just finding something to chow down. And I will make an effort to assist the other "Lib'ruls" hiding in my county - in the hopes that we can get a candidate on EVERY single opening on the ballots, not just for the large state-wide elections.

There are other goals, but this is a private, personal thing with me, and I'll deal with those on my own. For 2 days, The last day, and the first day, of the year(s), I'll try to do as much as I can toward reaching those goals in a day - to try and set my sights and focus on them. It's not a surefire thing, it's not "magick" - it's just a personal goal, and it does work frequently enough for me to keep going.

To all who will party tonite - be safe.

750 Days


Anonymous said...

No party for me, I'm staying home. Yup, forget the past, the answers and future is in the tomorrows. Mucking around in the past is just wasted time.

Have a peaceful New Year. I of course have no idea which way it is going to go. But it should be interesting.


Anonymous said...

Happy Hogmanay Sewmouse.

Anonymous said...

I do a lot of the same things you do at the end of a year. I'm setting goals for the next year. Mainly I just want to get organized so that I have some direction and purpose for the rest of my life. This year, however, rather than trying to fix everything I have decided to just work incrementally toward the goals I have had for a long time.

If every day I can chip away at one or two major tasks, and address them all at least a couple of times a week, then I will feel as if I am making progress.

I'll be alone tonight (this is unusual how?) and will probably be in bed long before midnight. Everyone have a good one.

Anonymous said...

My goal for the next year is to keep on ranting. LOL

Well, I have started doing a bit more around here everyday. I just might get the place fixed up someday.

pekka said...

Retrospectives are grand! This eliminates the last remaining need to debate, watch and listen to daily news or read a news paper. What a beautiful time saver that is - lets us do more important things such as watching wrestling and drinking beer. Have Happy New Year!

Peacechick Mary said...

One thing about resolutions is that they can be made and re-made anytime. good luck on yours. sounds like you are going to be very productive and a great member of a community. That's what this country needs - more people just like you.