My 2012 Manifesto: Embracing Change

Sunset in Steveston with my best friend: my mother

Usually, I publish my Manifesto for the year a month in advance. This year, 2011, has been so hectic and exhausting I did not have the time to really write a Manifesto the way I have done in 2010 and 2011, and I was worried I would start the year without an actual theme and series of goals for the year. Luckily, I had the time to reflect in the past few days on what I want out of 2012. There are a few major goals, and those goals will require that I embrace change. Even if embracing that change means shutting down, moving to another city/country and/or making my already smaller circles of friends, even smaller.

This year, I will go beyond what I did in previous years. I am already someone integrated again: I play volleyball, I do art, I am an intellectual and a humanist. This 2011 I did indeed concentrate on making myself a priority. In 2012, I am fully embracing change. Whatever changes 2012 brings to my life, I will embrace them happy and fully. I may be a completely different person in 2012 from what you knew in previous years, and that will be alright.

Happy New Year’s Eve!

UPDATE – I now realize why Embracing Change is my motto. This is a photo of my good friend Mat Wilcox and me in 2010. And then look at our hair in 2011. Embracing change is what makes us stronger.

Wilcox PR Farewell Party at The Corner Suite

Goldfish Seafood (Yaletown)

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  4. On shaving my head and embracing change
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Comments (2)

Veronica HeringerDecember 31st, 2011 at 10:56 am

Great post, Raul! I am also embracing change this year… Toronto is treating us really well, but there is more to discover and explore here!
Have a wonderful 2012!
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sukiDecember 31st, 2011 at 11:33 am

Fantastic post. :) Happy new year!

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