It's rare that a commercial has any kind of impact on me, let alone makes me feel good. Although I tend to think of this commercial more for a Spring/Summer timeframe, this is exactly the sort of upbeat kind of thing I need to start this new year.
Because last year...? Totally sucked.
Ok, it really wasn't the worst year. A lot of good things happened, and we made some significant progress on some of the things that have been plaguing us both personally and professionally. But I could really use a better year in 2010.
I don't typically make resolutions. I will sometimes set goals. But I feel strongly that this year needs to be better than last year and that we really need to see some additional progress, both in getting back on track financially, and moving toward what we originally thought being a family would be like.
These last few months have seen enormous progress for Tigger. He will be nine this year and he is really turning into a responsible, capable, young man. We need to continue that success and get him caught up academically, his teacher seems to think he is on the right track, so we have to reinforce the academics and attention to one's best work, that he has started to display since beginning the medicine.
We must make some progress getting to the bottom of Pumpkin's issues and figuring out for sure where his version of "normal" really lies. I sort of doubt that he is ever really going to be like other kids, and I'm really okay with that, but I want him to be able to find the places in the world where he can be comfortable, as well as helping him to be capable of more self-control.
Piper and I really want to travel this year. We would really like to take the kids somewhere in April, assuming I still have a job.
I am really hoping that my current contract goes permanent. It feels quite positive now, and I appreciate the energy from my manager and co-workers. I don't feel that I've been in a place like this in quite some time, and it also feels good to be a part of an organization on the upswing for a change.
Most of all, I really feel like I need to get more serious about my writing and really get some more pieces out there - get some more exposure. I did start that a bit this year and hope to continue. It is a matter of finding the time, and frankly, finding the focus.
Happy New Year to my friends out there. So many have expressed relief upon seeing the end the year, and end of the decade, and I can relate. I hope that this new year fullfils its promise and I hope that you accomplish your goals, too.
Ladies and gentlemen, let's begin!