January 11, 2014
I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. If you think you need to make changes in your life there is no point in putting off making changes until January 1st of any given year. With that being said, there is something refreshing about beginning a new year. One has 365 days to claim a particular activity, change, or accomplishment happened in a universally understood frame of time that can be viewed consistently in relation to current time to place it in an appropriate context. It makes telling the story later on easier.
Much of my life has been in chaos over the last 6 months. I have hardly had time to make much of anything. However, I am getting back into things. With +6 months of pent up creative energy I have become a chronic project starter. I’m feeling impatient. I want to start working on all the new ideas while not completing many projects. But I will get there, I will complete each and every one of them.
The brilliant thing about moving is you have the opportunity to develop new and better habits. For me this means better organization of my work space and materials, and not getting into the routine of distracting myself. For the first time in my life, I do not have cable TV. I’ve been without cable for 3 months and I’m so far down the rabbit hole of bizarre TV on Hulu and YouTube that I never want to return to “normal” TV viewing. Shows and videos I am watching are inspiring me think about life things in new ways and are changing how I view my roll in the world.
And with that, I’m not going to declare that I am beginning a new phase in my life because no matter what time keeps passing and I keep evolving. I am the sum of all of my influences and those influences grow and change with every day as I move through the world and this life. I’m not going to say that 2014 is going to be the best year yet because there is no way to know that. All I can do is continue to work on my projects and attempt to have a positive impact on the world.