Time for us to hug 2010 goodbye and warmly mouth-kiss 2011 in. New Year’s is here and it’s a great time to evaluate where we’ve been and where we’d like to go. This yearly “reset” provides a fresh start on whatever goals you’d like to accomplish…and let go of any lingering troubles that have been tripping you up. Life is about creating yourself so now is the perfect time to shape things the way you’d like them.
I always set some kind of resolutions or goals for the new year…they range from simple tasks like “file taxes correctly” or “renew passport” to more life-improving concepts like “become more secure with myself'”. 2010’s goals received about a 100% completion rating in large part because they were within my power to obtain them (that’s key for your New Year’s goals!). Here are my goals for 2011…
- Get leather pants. I’m eager to get a pair of nice tight leather pants to wear to CODE on these freezing winter nights. Total no-brainer purchase for a leatherboy.
- Organize myself and get on track for going to nursing school. SPOILER ALERT! I want to drastically alter the course of my life and go back to school to become a nurse. I’ve been thinking on this idea for a year now and I’m just about ready to say ENGAGE and get myself into school and start learning. It’s gonna be a lot of work, but totally worth it for the sexy scrubs–er, I mean fulfilling, healing career.
- Meditate at least once a week. I’m starting small here because good mediation takes a lot of discipline for me. I hope that once I get into the routine and experience the benefits that I’ll want to meditate more often.
- Stay fit. This one is kind of vague, but in short I want to maintain my health and improve on it some. I’m happy with my body, so I just want to continue to shape it and bulk up a little more. Don’t want to get too crazy here cause I don’t see the benefit of sacrificing all the cookies just for more abs (when cookies bring me SO much happiness).
I think that’s a good list for now…gives me something to strive for and that always produces a better man. Of course I still have my ongoing objective of learning about and nurturing the Leather Community…a process that is constantly evolving.
2010 was the year I got established and settled in NYC; the year I got a full-time job, discovered Leather, and began to shape my identity as a man. It’s been good…and I’m excited for 2011. I feel the potential and the optimism; the adventure waiting for us.
All that’s left for this year is to find a hot man to kiss at midnight 😉