Nick Brosnahan

Happy New Year!

Last night we had a great party with our traditional New Year’s Eve Fondue Feast.


As this is the time of year to make resolutions, I have to make a comment on resolutions, namely, that most people make them, but can’t stick to them, so they’ve become something of a joke.

That being said, I still feel like January 1st is a day of considering what’s happened so far and what still needs work, so in the style of a status-report, here are my top few:

  1. Happiness — I’ve been trying to be happier. Mostly, I want to be happy with what I have, not unhappy about what I don’t have. When you’re scrabbling around at the top of Maslo’s Pyramid of Needs, it’s really easy to forget how good a life you already have.
  2. Fitness — I’ve been trying to be more fit. I’ve recently taken up running, and it’s been going pretty well so far. I’m going to try to keep that up. Additionally, Anne and I have recently decided to eat less crap food. We don’t generally eat fast food, but we do get take-out and eat out at restaurants a lot. We’ve started planning family meals together and we hope that we can dial back both the expense and poor quality of our food (I can already hear the whining).
  3. Creativity — I’d like to be more creative, so I’m going to be spending more time writing (this blog is a good example), and more time doing photography (so that I have a better excuse to get a Canon 5D Mark III when they come out).
  4. Time Wasting — I’d like to spend less time consuming and more time producing (see #3 above). This means I’m going to be dialing back on TV, video games, etc. It also means I’m going to be spending less time reading what’s going on Reddit and Digg. This is also a way to avoid becoming incredibly depressed (see #1 above) about how quickly the United States is sliding into FAIL (see NDAA and The Economy).