- Finish a manuscript for a new novel
- Publish another short story collection
- Edit a friend's book so he can publish it in a few months
- Travel to foreign lands
- Lose weight
- Eat healthy
- Exercise regularly
- Stay in touch with old friends
- Make new friends
- Be a good friend
- Spend more time with family
- Learn something new in the arts
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Another Year, A New Year
Today is the last day of 2014; tomorrow is the first day of 2015.
It's only a matter of a second separating the two years. As a matter of fact, it's already 2015 on the other side of the Earth (so here's a belated Happy New Year to you!).
I don't get too wrapped up about a new year. I don't stay up and watch the ball drop at Times Square in New York on TV. I don't go to the neighborhood watering hole and celebrate the beginning of a new year with friends and strangers. Truth be told, I'll probably read and be in bed around 9:30 p.m.
I don't make any New Year's resolutions. I try to live each day as it comes. I do have goals but they aren't mandated to begin on the first day of the year.
Some of my goals include:
I'm sure I won't realize all of them. But I may reach some other goals along the way that may be more satisfying and enriching to me.
While I think it's important to think about the future, I believe it's equally important to live in the present. We're not guaranteed a future, especially those in my age group.
And when I focus on the future, I want it to be primarily for my children, grandchildren and others -- socially, environmentally, and spiritually. I want a better world for them.
Wishing everyone a year of peace, love, and kindness in 2015.
Until the next time...