I think New Years resolutions are funny. Think about it. At the beginning of each New Year we try to think of something that we would really like to do or learn to do. For example, Last year I wanted make a documentary and the year before I wanted learn how to speak Portuguese. I can’t even tell you what the year before that was because none of my resolutions ever really come to fruition. I would rush to think about something and by the second week of January I had already forgotten all about it.
I think I was setting unrealistic goals. I mean. Creating a documentary film or learning a new language is possible, but I think resolutions should be seamless additions to your life. It helps when it come to keeping the resolution going throughout the upcoming months.
This year, for example, I decided I wanted to write more. I figured that writing would be a good practice to take up, but I didn’t really know what to write. I thought about keeping a journal, but that seemed a little too Doug for me. I hummed and hawed on the matter until one day I saw a sign.
Not like a sign from the Heavens or anything, but an actual sign. I noticed it because it had a picture of my friend Kwadwo on it. The poster was all about the Nipissing Blog Contest and at that moment I knew that I had found my writing outlet.
While this will not be my last blog post it will be my last opportunity to say thank you before the contest ends. After April 15th the four-month journey comes to an end and without the support of the people who followed along I don’t think I would have made it past the first week.
I have said this before in private conversation - and I’ll say it again here – nothing is more motivating then returning to your blog to see that people have commented on postings. The ideas shared, links posted, and stories told all help to create a grand conversation. The feedback is ten times more rewarding than the actual practice of writing.
So, thank you. Plain and simple. This has been and will continue to be a life changing experience.
My faith has been restored in the New Years resoltion