The purge began a while back and hasn’t ended yet.
Been letting go of people and things and walking away because I don’t have the time, ability or energy to pretend anymore that they matter.
It wasn’t a conscious choice, decision or effort, it just happened.
Organic is the word marketers use and that is good enough for me because I don’t require anything more descriptive or specific.
Just Another Day
Some have accused me of not being honest with myself about certain things and or of holding onto stuff I shouldn’t but it is not a description I buy into.
That is because when you have been placed in certain situations and given real time to think you find ample opportunity to figure out what you believe and who you are.
Maybe that is why New Year’s Eve doesn’t feel particularly noteworthy or special to me.
I know what I think and feel about most things and if I don’t, well chances are it is not that important to me.
It is just another day and I am tempted to go to bed early because I am tired and January 1 is going to be a very long day.
Hopefully it is going to be the start of a very big 2017 and I’ll get to enjoy the fruits of my labor, at least that is the plan.
But you never know for certain because plans have a funny way of being tweaked and or adjusted.
Help Or Move
I am not a fan of long goodbyes which contributes to why I am fired up now and the feeling like I am ready to lower my head and trample/gore those who won’t help or are in the way.
Not going to apologize for the black and white nature of that because it really feels like there are those who want to help and those who are hindering.
I learned a long time ago how to find the eye of the storms I pass through which is why I told a few people the smartest thing they could do is step aside.
Kind of funny in some ways because the day before I had a long conversation with someone about the importance of going along and getting along.
But I also firmly believe there are those who join us for the whole journey and those who share a part.
- Carefree Highway- Gordon Lightfoot
- Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You- Led Zeppelin
- Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door- Bob Dylan
- Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag- James Brown
- Have A Little Faith- Joe Cocker
- Death & Transfiguration- Hancock Soundtrack
- Icky Thump- The White Stripes
- The House Is Rockin’- Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Nobody- The Doobie Brothers
- Baker Street- Gerry Rafferty
Almost every time I listen to a Doobie Brother’s song I think of What’s Happening and remember Rerun getting caught taping the show, that ought to teach him to do the Funky Chicken. 😉
I have a bunch of records I haven’t played in years and wonder if my CDs are going to go the way of vinyl.
With a little luck the idiots who think it is cool to ring in the new year with guns will get arrested or pass out.
My guess is the neighborhood dogs agree and feel the same about fireworks.
That is still one of my favorite quotes and something I try to do each day. I might not always be successful, but I would rather try and fail than fail to try.
I am excited about the prospects of 2017 and focused on turning possibility into opportunity.
Here is to a year that exceeds expectations in the most positive way.
Things happen because we take the time and effort to make them happen, but it never hurts to have a little luck too.