Well it’s January 1st 2015 and I’m thinking about how 2014 went. 2014 was a great year. I was reminded this morning of how I’ve done a lot of great things and I HAVE been successful!
Today I’m out hiking with my friend Susan in the area of Ocean Beach and the Presidio. The views were amazing. It’s also a good reminder that I live in one of the most amazing cities in THE WORLD. People travel to San Francisco from all over the world. We have views that are breathtaking and even more are the views of the Pacific ocean.
This last year I had my contract extended twice. So I’ve been successful with work. The first extension was when the project I was working on hit a snag and it was going to take longer. The second extension came when I was finishing the first project and another manager wanted to bring me in to work on another project. I mean if they didn’t like me they wouldn’t keep me around, right?
I met a wonderful person and we’ve been dating now for 5 months. That’s a HUGE deal for me. I’ve not been very successful in dating and this relationship is based on truths and honesty. No one is claiming to be perfect and we own up to our shortcomings. Everything is open for discussion which has made for a great relationship.
Over the past year I’ve kept my weight in check which has been a concern. I’ve watched what I was eating but not as diligent as I had been. I have been going to the gym over the past year so that’s helped. I’m by no means a gym bunny. Nor do I have a strict routine that I just HAVE to follow. I would still far rather sit on my ass and watch television but I’m working to balance that with doing something physically exerting.
I’ve become far more connected with myself. I know more regarding who I am, what I want and where I want to go with my life. I worked on being more positive. I knew that being negative wasn’t going to attract a healthy friendship or relationship. I’ve always thought I knew what I wanted. What you want needs to be specific. I had always had a bigger/larger/broad picture and that’s helpful to get you started but it’s like looking at the planet and saying “I want to live there.” As for where I want to go it’s about a forward motion. I want to be something more and do something more.
So what do I want to do in 2015 to move forward and make a better life?
Lets run it down ..
I want to make an exercise routine for me.
I want to blog on a regular basis.
I want on developing my positive attitude.
Making an exercise routine specifically for myself shouldn’t be horribly difficult, right? The great thing about the information age is that you can Google any subject. You’ll have several options and you can cherry pick what exactly what you want. An Exercise routine is nothing something I have ever thought I would need or use.
Blogging is something that I think will help me in many ways. I need to improve my writing. I think most to all people need to improve their writing skills. It’s something we learn in grade school but most of us never really work to improve the skill. For me it also it helps me build a better world. There are some people that blog some dribble but I’ve been thinking that i want to ask people to think beyond the dribble of our daily lives.
Having a positive attitude is not even nearly as easy as it sounds. I’ve been getting motivational emails daily. I’ve also been reading a book regarding building a “Buddha Brain.” So I want to do this more and really focus on reading the book. This will also require some additional research but I don’t believe that’s going to be that painful. Maybe I’ll become a Buddhist. That my friends would send my family over the deep end. People in Ohio don’t really believe in Buddhism. Buddhism to them is ‘hippy dippy’ and not ‘the christian way.’ Funny right because it’s NOT CHRISTIAN!
So this is my focus for 2015. This is what I’m going to work on in 2015. This is my list of New Years resolutions.
I welcome your feedback. Ask me your questions and point out my faults. I see this as a way to grow for this most part.
40 something year old guy living in San Francisco. Originally from central Ohio. Went to College to be a band director but ended up in the business world. Now I'm a scrum master and manager in a IT department here in Silicon Valley.
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