The Year to Come
A new year has begun, with new resolutions, new challenges, and new opportunities. I've begun this year resolving to do all my 'marathon' Windows achievements concurrently, to get them out of the way. So far, so good, in that respect.
This year, I may try to devote some of my weekend time to other pursuits, spending a few less hours on gaming and more on reading, among other things. Many of the books in my collection sit unopened, and I have not played my violin for many a month now. There are DVDs which need watching, and language skills which want practicing (Mandarin first and foremost, but others as well). The urge to write, brought back to life by Alan Wake, resurfaces from time to time. And this year I promised myself to cook and eat healthy food, so that when I go back to Scotland on vacation again some day, I can go back as a thin man. And the gym...
The list goes on. I need to work on some concrete goals for this year -- not too little and not too much -- and make sure I succeed. It's not going to be easy. I've grappled with the devil of procrastination my entire life, and usually end up on the losing side. But with the dumpster fire of the year 2020 behind us, it's time to choose. Live with regret, or live with resolve.