Ain’t shit changed, but the date.
By now you all know that I don’t exactly follow the rules. Big surprise there. However, I do think it is important to keep with tradition, so long as that tradition isn’t archaic or ridiculously unreasonable. So my tradition is blogging on the first day of the new year!
Yea second annual NYD post!!! Don’t worry, this won’t take too long, I have to get ready for a party.
Anywho, unlike last year, I’ve no “love” woes to reflect on this year, however I’m in no short supply of last minute jerk moments that brought 2011 to a close. And for those moments I must plea a mea culpa for my “douchieality”* showing up. I didn’t intend to have so many Kanye moments, but like so many other things, it just sort of happened. So for those I know I’ve had a douchy moment or two with I’d like to formally apologize, as my 7 blog followers bear witness to this history making moment. <– It’s not that I’ve never been wrong, it’s just that I rarely apologize for it. You really have to make me feel bad to do it. One of you out there is really scarily good at doing it. Jerk.
Sooo, anywayz, without further adieu:
Thank you to my AMAZING parents. Thank for teaching me the power in and honor of hard work. Thank you for being my safety net. For letting me mess up and being there to clean it up. Thank you for listening and providing me solace. Thank you for sacrificing your own piece of mind time and time again for mine. You two are so great and work so hard and I know we don’t say it enough, but we appreciate you for it and we are so proud of you! Thank you for loving us the best way you knew how: unconditionally. Thank you for everything. I hope that one day I can (maybe) be as loving, supportive and intuitive a parent as the two of you are. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I’d like to say thank you to my inner circle. Thank you so, so much. You guys (actually all ladies and one dude) have been incredible, and I hope that I was half the inspiration, cheerleader, and voice of reason you all were for me. You all are my role models and I hope that I can grow to be as conscious, thoughtful and humble as you all are. Thank you for keeping my overcompensatingly arrogant (for no good reason, might I add) ass around and in line. I know certainly needed it. Thank you for urging me to stop and take note of what I have accomplished and recognize it is not necessarily something everyone can achieve, because if they could, then they would have done it. And, finally, thank you for talking me off of my obscenely narcotic mental ledges and letting me know that a set back is simply an opportunity to reassess my plan and find hidden alternatives that were waaaaaaay better than what I had originally crafted. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Moving forward, I don’t really have a resolution. I mean sure I’d like to be less of a fat ass, make money (a lot of it), and so some other erroneous things that fall in line with the usual New Year’s Resolutions. Sure, I’m human(ish) and would like to achieve or at least stay motivated to continuously do these things beyond say, oh, I don’t know, March. Buuuuuuut I’ve recognized, because of those aforementioned last minute 2011 jerk moments, I need to go beyond ::ahem:: shallow resolutions. I need to go beyond a resolution. I need to actively commit to and demonstrate the following:
- Replace HUBRIS with HUMILITY<– SMH. I think I just set myself up for failure.
- Practice PATIENCE
- Stop taking myself so serious <– Ugh. I think this is hardwired into my DNA.
- Be more perceptive. Think beyond the current moment and understand how my current actions will effect how (and when) the dust will settle.
I can tell you now, number 3 is likely to be the first thing go. I mean a good leader knows their weaknesses and how to compensate for them (or at least that’s what they told me in my MBA leadership classes). It’s a toss up between 1 and 2 which will be the next to fall. However, I know someone who practices number 1 really well, so maybe I’ll get some insight. Whatever, number 4 is the only one I think I can effectively do kinda sort of well…probably…maybe…until March!
LOL. Yea point is I’m likely to still be an arrogant, self-righteous, A-hole in the new year, but I’m allowed to at least *try* to be less of one.
*KanyeShrug* Here’s to trying (and subsequently not being all that successful at) new things. Oh well!
Cheeeeeeers to the freakin’ New Year!!!
Speak your mind…
*Note: Douchieality- (n) Is a contraction of Douche and Personality. FYI. Use it in your daily lives. Dictionary.com word of the day eat your heart out!