i’m just going to lay here for a minute and regroup

I did not make any resolutions on New Year’s Eve. It’s not that I don’t have things that I’d like to accomplish this year. Or that there is nothing I want to change in the coming months. It wasn’t a conscious thing, I just didn’t think about it. Which is odd and unusual, because I generally start thinking about this stuff a few weeks before. See, I’m a planner. I don’t like not having at least an idea for what I’m doing. But this year, last year, whatever, I didn’t give it any thought and New Year’s Eve came and went and I made no resolutions.
Does that mean this year will be static; without change? Am I completely satisfied with my weight, my fitness level, and the number of books I read? Is this the end of my relationship with resolutions? No, no, and no. What it means is that I’ve been so busy with work, school, and life, that when this break came around I was left with some down time. So much down time that I’m a bit at a loss as to what to do with it. I feel strangely overwhelmed by my lack of overriding priorities. I think my brain may have gone and shut down a little bit. I know there are things I wanted to get done, things I have been waiting to do, but what I find myself doing is waiting for all the crazy to start back up in January. Which seems sort of unproductive. Besides, it’s getting in the way of making resolutions.
I did see this somewhere, probably on Facebook, and thought it was apropos for this year.

So, yeah. Lose weight. Get fit. Be more productive. Earn more money. Love more. Be angry less. Read some books. All of these are good things that I would like to do not just this year, but on and on through perpetuity. Resolutions? No, not this year. This year I’m just going to keep working on getting my shit together.
I didn’t even do any sort of post recapping of the best and/or worst of the year. I’m really slacking here folks. I guess a list of the year’s big events, as they come to mind, might look like this: finished the bathrooms, attacked by the cat, new book cases in my office, the oldest boy moved out, I went back to school, wife had surgery, refinanced the house from 30 to 15 years, bought a used car, new work truck, and for the first time ever my credit score is over 800. Not a bad year. But 2017, that will be an impressive list.
Stick around and see what sort of shenanigans I get up to in the coming year. 2017. Let’s make it a good one.