Monday, January 1, 2007

new year

Consider this the obligatory "Happy New Year, Everyone!" post. I do, in fact, wish every single one of you a happy new year.

I'm not a resolution-maker, at least not specifically for the New Year—if I'm screwing something up mightily then I'll resolve to change it whenever I realize I'm screwing up, be it January or June.

Dr. Shellie's theme for 2007 is a pretty good one: "embrace uncertainty. The only other option is 'be really freaked out by uncertainty,' and that doesn't sound good." As I said in a comment on her site, I'm currently riding the edge between embracing and being-freaked-out-by uncertainty. I'm a planner. I like things to be orderly. I do not enjoy not knowing where I'll be in eight months.

But what can I really do about it? Nothing. So, I should embrace uncertainty. I'm not sure I can go that far, so maybe my theme for 2007 (at least the first 3/4 of it) should be "ignore uncertainty."

Yeah, that's the ticket.