What should be and what is
Welcome to the big opening day.
Some of you found your way here yesterday, through the haze of hangover, despite being old and up too late. Thanks for showing up.
Iâ€™m learning how to get up early again, after a weekend of sleeping in â€˜til 9 or even 10! Which is just incredibly unusual for me.
I was out shoveling the heavy, sticky snow yesterday, and I was a little pissed about it. I knew that I should be thankful that it took until January for anything significant to come from the sky, but what I â€˜should beâ€™ and what I actually AM, are often quite far apart.
Itâ€™s the first workday of the year, except, I believe, for government employees. They have the day off in honor of the death of President Ford.
Resolution #1: There are no resolutions
I havenâ€™t made any resolutions this year, mainly because it seems redundant. I have a list of most, if not ALL of the projects and goals that I want to accomplish already as a result and requirement of my membership in the cult of Getting Things Done.
So, Iâ€™m taking a page out of the book of prolific blogger, student of self-improvement, and bit of an oddball, Steve Pavlina. He wrote an interesting article about setting your primary focus for the year instead of selecting some resolutions.
Despite the impending arrival of a small, disruptive little person (not wife, but baby) this spring, Iâ€™m making my primary focus WORK this year. As Iâ€™ve got a long way to go in this area. There are loose ends that need to be tied up, processes to improve, skills to learn, talents to hone, and practicing to be done.
So, while I will have to nudge a large part of my life aside to make room for Junior, I still need to focus what little brain power remains on work stuff. At least for this year. Next year the child will be self-sufficient, able to forage in the neighborhood for food, and Iâ€™ll be able to return to my cave-like office and continue life as normal.