The year 2012 was supposed to be my year of greatness. It was supposed to be the year where I achieved the greatest things. Instead, I only accomplished one thing: college graduation.
Now some might think that in itself is a great achievement. For me, while it was wonderful, especially sharing it with my closest friends, colleagues and family, I wanted more for myself. I’m not complaining. I’m just pointing out some things to myself. Some things that I came to terms with.
I have another website. It is dedicated to the New York Mets: CitiField of Dreams. Well this past year was supposed to be the biggest year for that site since it launched a few years ago.
I decided to start doing videos. My readers were excited about it. It started great. Unfortunately, it didn’t continue. Call it laziness. Call it being preoccupied with other things like school and work.
Whatever it was, I was very disappointed. I was upset at myself. Blogging and reporting about the Mets was once a passion of mine. I lived for it. I was dedicated. I did whatever it took to get the job done from cutting class, being late to class or even being late to work to finish a blog post.
It seems I lost my drive. I’m not sure when it happened. But I think it happens to all of us at some point. It doesn’t matter how passionate we are about something, at some point we lose the drive to do the very thing we loved to do.
This is why I detest resolutions. We always start out strong and passionate about them, but when it comes down to it, not many of us get anywhere with them. You probably will do great with exercising for a good month or eating healthy for a few weeks. At some point, you might fall off. Resolutions just set up us for failure. A public failure at that.
So with that said, I have every intention of using revelations about myself from last year to make the new year a better one for myself. I suggest you do the same. After all, as Damian Lewis said: “People need a revelation, and then they need a resolution.”
Here is to a healthy, successful, and peaceful new year. Make it your best year yet!