Thursday, January 03, 2013
A New Year
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you've all had a good holiday season.
I'm still working on solidifying my resolutions. It seems as if every year I resolve to eat better, excercise more, and get more sleep, which I guess tells you how good I am at keeping resolutions. But then, I don't know how much worse shape I'd be in if I didn't make the annual resolutions, so I persist.
Another of my frequent resolutions is to try to relax more, but I'm usually even worese at keeping that one than the others.
I used to play the guitar when I was in high school, and I've long regretted letting it slide out of my life. I was never very good at it, since I have no ear for music, no sense of rhythm, and I'm as uncoordinated as hell (watching me try to play tennis has been known to reduce onlookers to hysterics). But it was fun, and when I recently expressed a wish to start up again, my daughter stole away my old guitar, had it refurbished and restrung, and presented it to me for Christmas. So for the past week I've been tormenting my family with my hesitant strumming and s-l-o-w picking, and having a giddy time.
Now, you might think spending all those hours turning my fingers into a bloody mess would detract from my writing schedule, but the funny thing is, since I've started playing, I find my productivity has soared. So this may be just what I needed.
How about you? Do you make resolutions? Are you better at keeping them than I am?