And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
It’s been kind of a strange year, and Christmas is turning out as no exception. On reflection, this year was my first year without clear focus and commitment. I had four different jobs, and didn’t fall in love with any of them. I changed companies twice. I spent more time off of the bicycle, in an effort to make my weekends less uni-dimensional…and now I miss the bike, and I’ve gained 15 lbs. So yeah – that probably wasn’t the best idea. I even spent some time unemployed, although I wouldn’t say I took much time to relax and recharge.
Many things didn’t change. For the first time in four years, I didn’t move. I had a consistent relationship. I didn’t buy a new car, despite spending quite a bit of time looking. I didn’t hike the Camino Santiago despite planning for it, and even doing a reasonable job of training last Spring. And my health didn’t appreciably improve — despite trying Chinese herbalists, different diets (gluten free for about 3 months), and changing up my exercise regimen (Pilates FTW).
So maybe this was a year of figuring out what NOT to do. Next year, it’s back on the bike and I plan to do AIDS LifeCycle again. I’m keeping the Pilates but subtracting the Chinese herbalists and the diet changes. I’m sticking with the current company, but I have some new thrusts I’m going to implement on my role and career.
And next year will not be a “Bah Humbug” Christmas….even though this year I suspect that’s exactly what I’ll be feeling in three days.
Happy holidays’ y’all.
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun