Welcome to another decade, time sure does fly!
I’m pretty bad at keeping resolutions, so unlike other years I don’t think I’ll be making a specific list this year. Doesn’t mean I don’t have goals for this year, but I think the key is to keep in motion and stay active. It’s just too easy to get bogged down with this so called “life”, that we end up procrastinating and delaying our passions.
The only thing I’ll consciously attempt to do differently this year, is basically what Jim Carrey’s character does in Yes Man. I know how silly that sounds but sometimes I find myself just using “being tired” as that tiny bit of reason to not do something. I’m obviously not going to be saying yes to everything, but that tiny simple word is such a powerful catalyst for encountering new things, giving yourself those pleasant surprises and of course getting things done.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover
– Mark Twain
It’s become so easy to find a comfortable routine and find reasons to say no. 2010 is going to be the year of Yes.
2009 wasn’t a bad year by any means. I rung in 2009 with eating a giant pork butt at Momofuku Ssam bar, got a great new job that provided far more stability and got to get back to Vancouver a ton more times. It did feel like I didn’t quite accomplish or learn as much as I had wanted to though.
So with the new year, hopefully comes making more time for picking up new things and just expanding and living out every ounce possible.
All the best everyone with another year!