The Best Laid Plans

So let’s address the elephant in the room: I absolutely sucked at accomplishing any of my goals for 2014. Not only was Project New Leaf a complete and utter bust, but I didn’t even finish my nerdier (and far less lofty) resolutions. “The best-laid plans of mice and men,” as the saying goes, “often go awry.”

Certainly, there are aspects of my goals – like getting a new job – that were somewhat out of my control, but by and large the blame rests entirely on my shoulders. I’m the one who never made a habit of going to the gym. I’m the one that didn’t prioritize reading or writing for 12 months. I’m the one who continued to fritter money away instead of saving it. And I’m the one who failed to do almost any significant traveling this year. Mea Culpa. I’m at fault and no one else.

With 2015 looming like a specter over the horizon, I wish I could say that I’d had some grand method for doing better in the months to come; but I don’t. Really, all I can do is just try harder in the new year. There’s no secret technique for being more productive or social or whatever, though many will claim they have it (and so can you for the low, low price of $9.99!). It’s all up to us and how much we want whatever we’re striving towards.

So here’s to 2015 and being the best version of me I can possibly be.