Hel­lo every­one, and Hap­py New Year.  A cou­ple of house clean­ing items today on the first day of Jan­u­ary, 2012.  First, it was a fast year.  I can­not believe that 2011 year has flown by so quick­ly.  I can say that I cer­tain­ly did not expect this past year to go so quick­ly at all.  I expect­ed to per­son­al­ly achieve a few goals that I fell short of includ­ing finan­cial, health, and a cou­ple more.  It was a weird year for me.  It was a weird year for friends and fam­i­ly.  I won’t get into specifics, but it felt like a trans­for­ma­tion­al year.  A year that both good and bad things hap­pened…  I came to many real­iza­tions in 2011…  They were more awak­en­ings, I think than just real­iza­tions, yet both.  Here are a few:

  • I real­ized that I am not sure my finan­cial future is secure, both because of some of my own per­son­al pro­cras­ti­na­tion (I am a slow learn­er), and because of the econ­o­my.
  • I real­ized, I might not be as good at my job as I thought I was.
  • I real­ized my goals and some of my aspi­ra­tions are/were too vague.
  • I real­ized I want more for myself going for­ward, and that my goals need to be more finite to be visu­al­ized cor­rect­ly.
  • Our polit­i­cal sys­tem is in a trans­for­ma­tion­al flux.  Our repub­lic is for­ev­er chang­ing, and turn­ing into some­thing that I don’t nec­es­sar­i­ly under­stand.  That our polit­i­cal sys­tem is not what is sup­posed to be, and that it has been cor­rupt­ed by polit­i­cal greed long ago.  That deci­sions being made by the par­ties are so par­ti­san they do not take what the peo­ple want into con­sid­er­a­tion.  It tru­ly has sad­dens me.
  • That I feel more dri­ven to my goals from 2011 that I did not achieve going into this year than I ever have before.

I think 2012 is going to be the start or the con­tin­u­a­tion of an inter­est­ing chap­ter in our world’s his­to­ry.  Economies are col­laps­ing finan­cial­ly, ten­sions are high between polit­i­cal pow­ers, and life for many peo­ple has changed dra­mat­i­cal­ly over the past few years.

Sec­ond, you may have noticed the lack of new posts in the month of Decem­ber.  I have been for­tu­nate enough to have been very busy at my job recent­ly, and that is pri­mar­i­ly the rea­son for the lack of new posts.  I have also been hav­ing some tech­ni­cal issues with the blog, and I have been try­ing to get them sort­ed out.  Some of you have been hav­ing issues with it, and I apol­o­gize.

Final­ly, I was also a lit­tle burned out.  I had been get­ting writ­ers block after a long day at work and try­ing to write while men­tal­ly exhaust­ed was very hard.  So, I decid­ed to take the month off, in hopes I could reboot my brain.  With luck, I was able to do that, and we’ll know in the com­ing weeks.

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