This year, 2011 AD, has not been the year I had hoped. However, it may be the year that I learned to accept, to deal and to get through. When your gallbladder fails, you have to have it removed. You can’t change that. Magical thinking won’t change that reality. I did take some good photos and make some good images. I’m happy with that aspect of my creative life.
This year is looking to end in an unusual way, with unusual circumstances. But I’m embracing that because embracing is the best thing to do. I’ve done some reading the past couple of weeks and I’m feeling like I understand where I am in my life, in my relationships and the directions I’d like to pursue going forward. I’d love to say “look out 2012!” or “gonna kick major ass this year!” or any other pronouncement. The realist inside me is saying just calm down, find peace and let go of the things I cannot change.
I have embraced my ADHD. I’ve struggled, albeit less severely than others, but I have struggled and not understood why I got B grades or why I couldn’t focus on counting 124 measures of rest, play the four tympani notes and then count another 72 bars until the massive tympani roll at the end of the song. Or why I have such a hard time getting to the point. So I started meds in earnest after the gallbladder surgery. And it has made a difference. However, I’m having to relearn how to apply the improved focus. I have to structure my day better, otherwise that focus is wasted on some trivial matter or technical issue. I have to focus on the things that matter.
Goals for 2012:
- I want to take my photography up a notch
- I want to write a lot more music
- I want to pursue some publishing ideas I’ve had brewing
- I need some space from dooce.com
- I need my own physical space to work (I love sharing an office, but I want to make noise and writers may or may not like noise)
- Write 2 longer posts on blurbomat a month, every month
What are you hoping to accomplish in 2012?