The Necessity of Change
as i’m thinking about beginning of 2011, i hear people talking about the excitement of the new year. some people have had a rough year and are excited to put 2010 in the rearview, others have exciting things happening in this new year. but i think the one universal concept we all share, is the necessity of periodic change and refreshment. from the basic unit of the day changing to night, to the phases of the moon, to the path of the earth around the sun, change is built right into creation.
in 2010, i’ve undergone a lot of change in my life, probably more significant than any other year in recent memory. from the end of a relationship to the fabled “quitting my day job”, there’s been a lot going on.
“people get up every day, tell themselves they’re going to change their lives — they never do. i’m gonna change mine.” —the town
many people live their whole lives with the intention of something greater, but most of the time reach an equilibrium that’s somewhere in between giving up and achieving their goal. it’s a fascinating idea for me, how few people ever truly give up on their dreams, in spite of little or maybe even no progress toward them.
for some reason i don’t like the word “resolutions” when talking about goals for 2011, but here are my goals for this year:
1) play at least six full-band shows in texas and at least 70 acoustic shows around the country
2) finish recording the remainder of my new EP
3) gain ten pounds of muscle
4) read the rest of the harry potter books in time for 7.2
i think there are more but that’s all i can think of at the moment.
as an aside, i’d like to recommend an awesome web-based to-do list app i use, called TeuxDeux. it’s free on the web, and i downloaded a cheap app to my iphone which syncs with my online version, so i’ve always got it with me. it really helps me now that i’m self-employed and infamously forgetful. check it out if you need something like that.
what are your goals for 2011? let me know in the comments below, i’d love to hear them.
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