It’s been a slow start to 2014 for me… Or maybe I’ve been a little sluggish starting 2014…?
I think just about any blogger worth their salt would have done a “New Year Post” long ago, and well in the throws of what’s to come. But really, I’ve just been a little tired…
The words Burned out, Exhausted, Empty, Apathetic, Drained, Hopeless, Totally effing over it, Hit the wall, Sick of it… Are all words that passed my lips a few too many times as the year came to an end. For lack of a better way to put it, I was just starting to feel a little wiped out.
…which meant that when I read this article the other day, it did seem to have a bit of gravitas for me. And I started to think; I’ve been saying all of these things for far too long …feeling a little like I’ve lost that spark, that drive, excitement about just about anything really.
I started to look at the last year, and all I could see was the things that I wanted to achieve, and had not… the things that I had wanted to do, but hadn’t… the places I had wanted to go, but hadn’t…
I was getting pretty down, and I started to feel even more tired looking at the year ahead…
But I stopped to think about it a little more… and I started to ask the question, why am I feeling so sorry for myself?
Ok, yeah there was some stuff that I wanted to do, but didn’t. Yeah there was some stuff that I wanted to achieve… but didn’t.
But look at what I did achieve! Both in work and at home, without getting into specifics, I have made some big strides.
Yes, there is still work to be done, but wouldn’t it be boring there wasn’t?
And if I’m unhappy with the way things are going, there is only one person who is going to fix it for me… I came across a quote that has been a favourite for a long time, from Andy Warhol: “They say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself!”
So I made a decision, I was going to do something I don’t often let myself do… Give myself a do-over. The chance to start the year again!
The Friday just been was Chinese New Years, and I have decided to use this as an opportunity to kick things off right…
I spent time with friends, making dumplings, having fun and lighting fireworks. I spent a couple of days beforehand cleaning everything out, and getting ready to kick it into gear!
I made the decision that I am going to kill it this year in 2014… I am going to make this year my year!
I am leaving no room for negativity or stagnation… No room for time wasting or time wasters…
I am going to focus on work, building a career out of a job that I have a passion for, using my downtime to achieve things haven’t in the past, and doing …well, more!
This includes a few plans for this blog, so stay tuned, and join me …make 2014 your year too!!
And because I this is a beer blog, I do feel it necessary to note, that right now I have a glass of Liberty Brewing Halo Pilsner sitting next to me. I wasn’t sure if I should mention the fact that I was writing this beer in hand as it kind of cheapens these sort of things, bringing it down to that of a drunken rant… But, this pils is pretty damned good! And part of the new wave of “sensible, sessionable” craft beers to hit the NZ Craft beer scene – and I am loving!!