A new year has come and gone and this time I decided not to do any resolutions. I’ve come to the realization that I just never come through on any of them and therefore there is no need for this pressure on my life, only to end up in failure once again.
One of the things that made me come to this realization is that I’ve come to grips with the fact that I’m a consumer and not a producer of content. If my two failed podcasts and my irregular blog entries aren’t evidence of this I don’t know what is.
Take the New Year’s three day holiday weekend I had. Instead of doing anything creative or productive with my time I spent it watching episode after episode of a TV series called Psych (all 5 seasons). Upon watching this marathon of content I saw actress Sarah Shahi, who I’m a fan of, on one of the episodes of Psych and wondered if she was doing anything presently. I discovered she is going to be on a new series on USA network and promptly subscribed to it on Hulu.
Instead of looking forward to doing something creative I just look forward to more stuff to take up my time. Even this blog entry took a backseat to other more recreational tasks. AS I’m finishing this entry I’m watching the NFC divisional playoff match between the Packers and the Falcons.
So to sum up. I look forward to entertaining myself than to doing something creative. Last year wasn’t too bad. It definitely started promising but then dwindled down during the Summer and pretty much came down to a halt in the Fall and Winter. Let’s see if I do better or worse for 2011.
A new year is here and it’s time to once again reflect on the past year and see how close or far we’ve gotten with our resolutions of yesteryear. For my part, I came pretty close to following all of mine. The one resolution that I faltered on was being more health conscious. In my podcast and on this blog, I have tried to learn and pass on information that correlates with the political-societal-economical paradigms that define the world around us. Or at least a fraction of it as there are many points of view and I only have one of many of them.
Of course mental stimulation, when it comes to academic thought, is the least hard thing for me to do as I am a constant scholar on the studies of life. I wholeheartedly enjoy learning new things on just about any topic. It’s the nitty gritty hard-labor of the body that I am deeply flawed in. Because of this, I am once again putting health consciousness and fitness on my resolution agenda for 2009 and limiting it to just that. I will of course continue learning new things as I love to seek out knowledge and to continue to mentally grow as a person. But now is the time for me to really take physical fitness seriously.
At the age of 31, I’m not getting any younger, and of course I’m only going to be more susceptible to aches and illnesses if I continue on with my bad eating habits at my age. Plus it just makes sense that if you live a more sedentary life, your body won’t be as agile or flexible as it used to be when you were younger and more physically active. So here’s to being more healthy for 2009. I’ll let you know how that goes come 2010.