After a topsy turvy crazy year, and one heck of a long blog silence, it’s time to look ahead at 2013 with inspired motivation. Having said that, I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t believe in waiting for the calendar to flip in order to begin something new because honestly, it ends up sounding like excuses to further delay the things you should be doing today.
In this instance, timing is coincidental. Things are calmer. Today is the last day of my 11 day holiday from “cubicle” designing life. I’ve caught up where I can, and am focused on working ahead wherever and whenever I can. Timing is back on my side, with no intense time sucking distractions.
Knock on wood, of course, because even this whole “timing is on my side” notion has been disrupted by the broken toe my body gifted me on Christmas day. Perhaps I shouldn’t say that everything is going well then since I’m way behind in some parts of this triple life I lead. Bah humbug and all of that nonsense.
The last few months saw me revisiting and discovering handfuls of blogs that I became connected to, enticing me to once again pick up where I left off. What 2011 started, 2012 really developed. I started to see things differently and began to feel how contrived my efforts seemed. The genuine flair was missing, muddled by third parties. Now, I’ve stopped comparing and I’ve stopped feeling that microscopic annoyance. The pressure of being something else has been replaced by being genuine.
The fact of the matter is, I’m never going to the be pitch perfect blogger, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to capture these moments. I privately blogged for many years to simply remember. Now’s the time to remember out loud, to connect with others, and to demonstrate authenticity.
This year, I don’t want to tie myself down to days of the week or subject matter. I just want to be. Whether that makes this a personal lifestyle blog, or not, it will be what it will be.
I’ll soon find time to sit down and revisit this site’s style, as well as update the areas that need refreshing. My portfolio is painfully old and the snowy background needs to go. It’s time for a minor facelift. Nothing too drastic, of course. We don’t want things to start looking too plastic, do we?