#019 - RESOLUTIONS
It's the end of 2009.
I'm pretty sure I made some resolutions at the beginning of 2009.
Probably stuff about eating more healthily, losing a bit of weight, getting in better shape.
Probably something about treating my partner better too.
So, how did I do?
Since I can't remember what I resolved, it's pretty hard to judge that, eh?
Instead, let's simply evaluate the year...
At work, I didn't employ quite the ethos that I should have, but I did get things done that the company wanted done, so that's good.
On the farm, I didn't finish all of the things I wanted to do, but then I never do that.
I always set my sights too high.
It discourages laziness.
But everyone else says I got a lot done.
Financially, I sucked.
Ended up the year deeper in debt that I started.
That said, we also added a new truck and horse trailer to our assets, so at least we have something to show for it.
In relation to my blood family, it's the same.
Which means we all love each other, but never see each other enough.
And, as we age, this becomes an issue.
In my relationship with my partner, well, that one's kind of difficult.
I never improve as much as I want to, much like the to-do list on the farm is never complete.
But you can't really aspire to finish all the chores; you can aspire to be the best partner.
And I feel that I improved.
Made "great strides", if you will.
But not enough.
Not nearly enough for my own satisfaction.
I'm not sure about her satisfaction.
(I mean about improvement - not the other kind...)
So, what does all this mean?
It means I need to actually keep track of my resolutions next year.
That way, if I actually keep any, I'll have something definitively positive to say at the end of the year.
Really Important Thing:
2009 was a whole lot of fun.
Next year will be even better.
Happy holidays to you all...
16 December 2009