This leads to the inevitable, making of my own resolutions. So, like many years of the past, I will again make those few resolutions, and hopefully this year, I can craft them so that they won’t be broken so quickly. For example, I want to be a better husband, father, grandpa, and son. I think I can do this, not sure how yet, but I’m going to at least give it a shot. I guess maybe the key is patience, or it could be that I just need to shut up more. Either way, I’m going to at least give it a shot.
Some other things that might be good resolutions. I want to excel at my profession. We learn all the time, so this isn’t as hard as it sounds. I may get kicked in the teeth a few times, but so be it, from each poke, you learn. Okay, got that one covered. Now then for the really hard stuff. I’d love to finish the third book, and I need to get the second book revised one more time, and then have it published. Those seem like realistic goals, and a far cry from the usual. We all ask for world peace, but who are we kidding. Is that really attainable? Maybe the real key is to set a goal that can be reached easily. This stuff about quitting smoking, drinking, or more exercise, never happens. Hell, who has time for that kind of thing. I’m too busy trying to finish the third book..... which naturally leads to more smoking, drinking, and very little exercise. If I did it all, then I would fail at the more basic stuff, such as being that better husband, father, grandpa, and son. Nope, this year is different. I plan on keeping it simple. ~ Michael S. Pauley