So, this is my last day off this year. I imagine that some sort of proclamation of my best intentions is in order. Unfortunately, I've never been one for casting promises into the air. Don't get me wrong, I am looking forward to 2012 and all the new adventures it holds. However, I will start the new year the same way I finished the last one, by continuing to do what I have always done. Continue to live, grow and make mistakes (lots and lots of them). In my opinion, we are who we are, no matter what. There is no point in promising to myself or anyone else that I am going to be better than I am after the clock strikes Twelve. Isn't it kind of redundant anyway? "I'm going to try to be a better person and make better decisions for me and my family". Well, I suppose if someone does not already live their life in this way then perhaps some sort of liquor and glitter filled affirmation is appropriate. Seriously though, isn't this the very essence of being human? I will continue to be the best Dad I can be. Be the best husband that I can. Be healthy(ish) through food and exercise. Pursue my passions and hobbies as much as I can. I will continue to do all the things I have always done, mostly by being honest with myself, my family and my friends. Even if honesty sucks, it is what you will get. Because it is pure, and if I am dishing it out then I care enough that you hear it. I will be here the same as I was yesterday, today and tomorrow. Always here, always John.
Cheers, to the past, the present and all the days hereafter!