My 2012 Manifesto: Embracing Change
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 Hummingbird604.com, 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.
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