Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Year in Review

Well, it's been a quick but eventful year.
The wood floors have been refinished. I've learned to build furniture and have become part of a woodshop, while adding a few pieces to my own home. My kids are a year older. I went on a real vacation and visited Asheville while living in a timber frame house for a few days. I've stood under a waterfall with the love of my life as well as slid down another repeatedly. I finished the drywall in my home's sole bathroom. I've been fortunate to hang out with friends both near and far, and have read a few new books.
I really can't complain.
As winter begins in earnest, I have found that I like to take time to catch my breath and reflect, to take stock of what's been accomplished over the year and what lies ahead. While 2012 will be an epochal year for our country (think elections, not zombies necessarily), I hope it will be prosperous.
Not everyone thinks in terms of new resolutions at this time. They dislike lying to themselves or thinking that just because it's a new year they have to do something. Others know that if there's something that you need to resolve to do, you usually need to do it now, not at some arbitrarilly pre-ordained time, such as Jan. 1.
Myself, I am thinking in terms of goals and what I want to accomplish in 2012. Other than capping a few zombies, whose population seems to be on the rise, I'd like to do the following:
1.) Finish the bathroom (for real)
2.) Run a 5k
3.) Join the woodshop full time
4.) Pay off my installment debt
5.) Design and begin building/prepping for a timber framed addition to my house
Not sure how I am going pull off all these projects, but I think these goals are mostly achievable if I set my mind to it. I don't want to be working on my house forever and have it be an eternal project. I want to get it done and stop screwing around. I have the vision now for it, so the time has come to get to brass tacks and stop screwing around.
Here's looking forward to the run ahead...
Over and Out,

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