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It’s New Year’s Day, which is on a Tuesday this year, which means that I have to go back to work tomorrow. So it’s basically like a Sunday, and I need to blog. Got it? Good.


Happy new year to everyone out there and I hope that 2013 is either as good as or better than last year for you and yours.


I, like everyone, am making a few resolutions to point me through the year. And yes, some are the standards–to work on being healthier, losing weight, eating better, and exercising more; to be a better father, a better husband, and a better friend.


Sure, resolutions are tacit admissions that you feel you have shortcomings, because you wouldn’t be resolving to do something if you didn’t already feel you needed to improve in that area. But resolutions don’t mean that you’re a failure in any area anyway. So yes, I’ll admit to being overweight, out of shape, not really healthy, and so in those areas I really need to crack down and make improvements. But I’ll also proudly say that I think I’m a pretty good parent, a good husband and an OK friend, so these are strengths that just I just need to keep working on.


Resolutions are interesting things, especially at this time of year. It’s easy to say that with the new calendar, it’s a good time to try new things to change how the previous year went. But honestly, why not really push things during any other time of the year? I think it’s because it’s easy to break up your life into these artificial segments. I can look back on 2012 as a block, and assess things on that basis.


2012 was a good year–finances are good and improving, my family is fun and getting to be more interesting and more fun, I celebrated 18 years of marriage with my wonderful wife, we took an amazing two-week vacation, and the holiday season this year was wonderful. So I’ve got the blueprint for a good year for 2013. Just keep it going and don’t screw it up, and work to make things better where I can.


That’s the plan. That’s the resolution.


See you tomorrow.