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Resolutions 2015

Yeah yeah, I know I am way too late with this post! I didn't make any resolutions on New Year's Eve, but technically it's still the New Year, right? So, still New Year Resolutions! I've decided to keep it simple this year. I want to Stay Strong and Let Go.

By Stay Strong I mean stay positive. Don't let the minor things faze me. If I wake up with a headache... I can still use the day. If I feel anxiety creeping upon me... staying busy will keep my mind off it. If I persevere and keep going I shall get somewhere.

By Let Go I mean don't dawdle: don't get stuck on the little things. Don't get caught up on replying to every part of every message, don't attempt to finish a post even when it might not be worth writing, don't double-check reviews or comments, or any of those things that don't really need to be double-checked. Don't get stuck with bad routines or thought patterns - let it go, let life move you where you want to go, let it be, learn to say No if you have no time, learn to say Yes even if you don't want to just because some stupid phobia is holding you back. Don't get stuck. In a mood. In a place. In a conversation. In a strain of thought. On revising this final sentence to make this one goal be as well-phrased as it can be. It's good enough.

Of course I always have some short-term goals, things I want to do this year. I mean: things that I will do. I'm starting by getting in better shape. I'm going to bike at least 10km at least 4 days this week (I was when I started writing this, it's snowing like crazy right now though, I've started the shape-shifting process by shoveling; will bike tomorrow if possible), and see where that takes me. I'm going to make necessities a routine: write a diary entry and brush my teeth twice each day, and I'm going to make the music I feel like making! And write. No albums or books promised, but if I abide by rule #1 and 2 good things should follow.

I'm also going to change my focus with this site from keeping everything to keeping it fun. No more archives of even the most mundane forms of content, no more nihilistic revisions, and though I have no plans on deleting things I don't need to delete, not all changes have to be documented; not everything archived either. It's time to start making site work impulsive and frequent, not forced like it so easily gets when there's so much waiting to be done. No musts. Only wants. Only could do's and will do's.

I have plenty of minor, major and less timeable goals, but I shall work on those at a continuous pace, in small steps, each day a new start, each new day a treasure. All the best!


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  1. S3C
    Wednesday Jan/14/2015

    I always found New Years resolutions in and of themselves to be silly, one should make resolutions and set goals all the time as necessary not at some arbitrary circumposition between the Earth and Sun...Besides sh*t happens at the drop of a hat (and hats drop fast in this f*cked up world) and the necessary amends are made changing any resolutions/goals. Good, simple goals though...It all starts with positive changes in attitudes and mindsets...

    I gave up on getting in shape awhile ago lol. I guess I just need a friend that's in slightly better shape to work out with me and be my personal motivational speaker hehe...

    You documented each week of 2014, what about 2013?? How long have you kept the streak alive?? A diary entry a day might ruin the enjoyment behind the process. My goals in that area would be a bit different: write a music entry and brush my diary twice each day, and I'm going to make the teeth I feel like making!

    I think I said this on NewGrounds already, but for the sake of this comment space, *pops open a bottle of Glögg, revs up the grill with some pescatarian-style Swedish meatballs, makes a cloudberry salad (a hypothetical Dr. S3C culinary classic!), breaks an Ikea chair to use as firewood, hires Dolph Lundgren as a bodyguard, takes up a Swedish blonde girl on each arm* here's to another fine year of NordicGrounds with some sick hip-hop, jazz, and electronic tunes, some sick anime, exciting b-ball, fun flash games, and to other artistic, digital, and scientific pursuits of value!!

  2. Cyber
    Wednesday Jan/14/2015

    True true, I had the same thought patterns before this shift of years, probably former years too, particularly because I rarely manage to accomplish the resolutions I make... but there is something special about the new, even if it's just an incremental new tied to our human calender. There's this sense of being able to start anew in a larger scale for the New Year than all lesser streak of time within it, that makes hope flare higher than usual; it feels like if I don't set resolutions for this new start, I'll be wandering around aimlessly, not focusing on what I should be focusing on, not really knowing where my priorities lie.

    The New Year is a chance to set priorities straight again, to decide on what's most important and what you really want. I've written some superfluous goals in the past, and probably keep doing so, but those mindset changes are the most important parts. Hopefully each year amounts to something, in the larger spectrum of all overall progress and evolution! Even if you don't always notice it.

    Or work that forces you to get in better shape? ;) These bike rides worked miracles last winter. Before last winter, I was in pretty bad shape all winter, spent all summer getting in better shape, all winter getting worse again... I feel the biggest challenge where I live is the weather; the dark. It's so easy to make it an excuse not to do something. And it does get you tired... even if that's just another excuse... it's never any problem during summer. Man, you live at the center of weather and all things wonderful! If I was you I'd be outside so much! Just soaking in that sunshine! Ahhhh

    Yupp, 2013 too:

    I think I did a similar thing back in 2008 or 9, but that was mostly on NG, right before all my blogs there were purged and I sorta unofficially decided to keep my main writing activity here, where I'd have better control over it all (and daily backups).

    I've been writing a personal diary offline the past three years though, just that previous years I sometimes skipped a day or two in the occasional low, or three, or a week... then caught up when I got a burst of motivation again, but of course at that point I didn't remember all noteworthy items of days past. It's never the same thing even if you postpone it just a day, a diary's not just documentation of daily events but a good way to vent; go through the day right before it's over. So, I feel that'd be a good routine to really get as a routine. lmao XD I'm posting leftover rhymes for my daily Project 2015 thing btw, intertwined with the potential new, didn't want to do anything as tasking as this year's project one more year in a row. But it was fun!

    Ah yeah, with slight modification I see! :) But you should really try some Julmust instead of that Glögg, with Rum flavor if you can, aged in oak barrels. ;) Haven't played b-ball in ages, but as for the rest of it: amen to that!

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