The Best Part Of Making Resolutions Is Breaking Them Part 69,691,691

Fire Extinguisher For The Budget Minded

“When I look back at the past couple of years the blog shows me that 2010 wasn’t great and  that I was hopeful 2011 would be better. Well, if you look at Words You Won’t Read you’ll see I wanted to call that post 2011- You Were a Real Motherfucker.”
The Best Part Of Making Resolutions Is Breaking Them

It is six PM on January 1 and I’m happy I didn’t have any grand resolutions to lose weight because the last few days of 2013 would have killed those.

Had ample reason to celebrate and more good food than any one person should eat and drink but old Jack Steiner knows how to celebrate and I did.

Did I mention that I destroyed my digestive system and that my whole body feels like it was worked over by angry cleveland mobsters and Guido the killer pimp from Risky Business.

Well, I don’t care it was all worth it and I would take them all on again without a second thought and I would win again because winning is what I do.

I Earned It

Go back through the last chunk of time (year I know chunk is vague) and you’ll see that this joint was filled with vows to make life better because at times it was pretty damn miserable.

It was. It was hard and it wasn’t made any easier when someone said that I pull a dark cloud along with me. I don’t know who said it, but it was said by one of my close friends and it got back to me.

Normally I don’t pay any attention to what people say but I admit that stuck with me, still curious who said it and why they didn’t say it to me. If we are that tight then they should have the guts to say it, because when you want to help a friend you do it by talking to them.

Anyhoo, I am not focusing on it because I am paying attention to winning and here to say I earned it. I got to where I am by dancing in the fire while covered in gasoline and by being a stubborn motherfucker who told the universe to be straight with me.

Well, the universe never really talked in the sort of easy to understand terms that I asked for but I think I heard something about possibility turning into opportunity and I held onto it.

What Comes Next?

The interesting thing about all this is that I can look back at 2013 and see some huge changes and feel good about much of what accomplished. If you look at the ToDo List I checked many things off of the list and now I am looking at 2014 with very different eyes.

But that doesn’t mean that the unicorn and rainbow party has started or that I know exactly what to do because I am feeling a bit uncertain about some of it. It is not the same sense of holy shit what the hell am I going to do now that occupied me before but it is enough to hold my attention.

It is a mix of where the hell should I live now and don’t worry because it will all work out kind of feeling. I suppose you can describe that as me feeling the universe patting me on the back and me turning around saying thank you, do you mind giving me just a few more details please.

I sort of think I know what is going to happen but I have been fooled before so…

What About The Blog?

I am so glad you asked. If you looked at the state of the union report I received from Jetpack you’d see that traffic was great in 2011, good in 2012 and not bad in 2013.

Don’t ask me if I am concerned about the drop or if I am going to research it because I am not. I could tell you that it is tied into changes in the Google algorithms and/or people having more platforms to distract them but I don’t know and I don’t care because there are still oodles of smart people hanging out here.

Some of the most popular posts included:

What that shows me is that the mix of content is still working for people and that has been consistent for years so…

Anyhoo, here is to a good year for all of us. May it be meaningful, magical and profitable.

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  1. penneyfox January 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Happy New Year my friend! My encouraging words for your year:
    Duke Leto Atreides: I’ll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.

  2. Barbara January 2, 2014 at 3:53 am

    nice to hang out here, Jack!

  3. Kristen Daukas January 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    You’re the best. Don’t let 2013 stand in the way of 2014. And all that good stuff.

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