I try not to be too introspective but it's hard to avoid this time of year. My 2014 was a calm, comfortable, forgettable year with no significant events, worries, achievements or regrets. If this was a movie, the entire year would be a fade-out scene showing fluttering calender months ripped away by an invisible hand representing an unremarkable passage of time. I drift through comfortable middle age conformity while the older generation start passing into melancholic memory and the younger struggle to seize their time; time which so recently belonged to me.
But I am not yet ready to don those old man brown shoes and corduroy pants and settle into a bench to watch the world pass me by. I still want to be a part of that stream of life; there's places I want to see, people I want to met and things I want to do.
What I did right:
- Curtailed my love of eating without dieting or starving myself.
- Exercised regularly, without seriously injuring myself (always a nice bonus).
- Managed to find some satisfaction in my work.
- Quit cigarettes.
What I did wrong:
- Became a slave to regular routine.
- Slacked off on my blogging and reading.
- Became addicted to e-cigarettes.
- Utterly mangled a potential romantic relationship before it even began.
- Spent far too much time in front of a computer screen.