Thursday, January 3, 2013
Year of Change
December 21, 2012 came and went, and the world is still here. I didn't look a lot into the Mayan Calendar, but I think I remember reading that every time one of their circle calendar thingeys rolls over, it's a new era that brings change.
Every year, on December 31, people decide to make new years resolutions. This year, why not assume the Mayans had something going right and make a resolution to see change?
People have been chanting about "change" a lot lately, but what has really changed? And why are we still living relatively ordinary lives? Myself, I am terrified of change! I like my comfort zone, and I'm sure most of you prefer to not take risks, too.
We all have opportunities. Why not take them? You have a lot to lose, but you have even more to gain!
I stopped spending so much time programming a while back. I got a guitar and played it until my fingers blistered and cracked. On the 31st, I bought a new car. Yesterday, someone called me and asked me to come work at some company.
Change. I have an option to refuse it and continue to live in comfort. I think I'll make a change in my habits and seek to change. I'm taking the risk, making a gamble, and I think the odds are in my favor. Will you join me?
I got my first blow yesterday. I'm apparently not as great at singing and playing the guitar as I thought. I knew I wasn't great, but am I not at least a little good? Nope! But I also found some encouragement in an unlikely place. I found a youtube video of one of my favorite singers when she was younger. I love her to death, but she just could not sing! Now, she's going on world tours! If she can do it, why can't I? And if I can do it, why the hell are you still reading this? Get out there and live a little!