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Posted by andy on January 10, 2012

Forget the Mayan calendar, I’m just glad 2011 is over.

2011 was a long year for me.

  • My aunt, Doris, lost her battle with cancer in January.
  • Work got unbelievably crazy busy
  • Made some long-term career decisions… multiple times
  • The flooding…  I’m ok with never seeing another sandbag.
  • Lots of little stuff here and there… no time for all of it.

As 2012 starts, I have been thinking about the whole “resolution” gig.  While I’ve said “diet and exercise”, “be a better person”, and all kinds of things like that in the past, they always felt like “checkbox answers”.  Meaning I said them just to say I had a resolution.  I’m always dieting… and well, I think I’m a pretty nice person.  Those weren’t anything challenging or moving at all.

So I came up with a better resolution.  One that has been built upon the last couple of years worth of experiences, headaches, successes and failures:

I resolve to finish more of what I start in a timely fashion.

When building my lists of to-do’s, needs, wants, and the like, I’ve been finding myself with ever-growing, almost sufficating lists of tasks that just need an hour, 2 hours, 5 minutes, 2 days… Well, no more. And to “prove” this effort is serious, I’ve knocked out 5 things off the household list between last night and tonight. More to come, of course.

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