Tag: 2012

Personal Goal – 365+1 Posts in 2012

I’m not one for New Years resolutions (mainly because I forget I made them) but I’ve seen a lot of “projects” online that revolve around doing something (mostly photos) once a day for the entire year.

I’m going to challenge myself to publish 365 +1 (leap year this year) blog posts in 2012.  So far so good, it’s January 14th & this will be my 15th post of the year.  I got a little carried away on January 7 and posted 2 items in one day.

I commented on Facebook the other day I was running out of ideas, even though I had 27 draft posts in the queue…  Some of those 27 will get published but many will end up being deleted because they are no longer relevant or I can’t find enough to write about to make it worth posting.

Happy 2012 to all & I hope you have as much fun reading the 365 +1 posts as I’m going to have writing them.

2011, 2112 and Beyond

Happy New Month everyone!  I know it’s technically a “new year” but 366 days is a lot to comprehend, especially when you think bout how this new year can be broken up into:

  • 12 months
  • 52 weeks
  • 8784 hours
  • 527,040 minutes
  • 31,622,400 seconds

Although 31,622,400 seconds seems like a long time, you’ve probably already used up 10-15 seconds so far reading this blog post.  That’s time you can’t get back (sorry).  You can (hopefully) remember what you did during that time, and possibly regret what you did (I hope not!).  What you can’t do is change it.

I mention this because we all, at one time or another, think about the past and how things would be different if certain times in our life was spent doing “something else”.  It’s the Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda Syndrome and there’s nothing particularly wrong with looking back and reflecting on past success or failure.  It’s actually a good way to help you move forward because it’s your “Life Experience” and as humans we learn how to use our past to impact our future.

When I look back at 2011 it’s been both good and bad.  I’ve had my share of successes, personally and professionally.  There has also been time that I wish I had done “something else” with it.

In 2012 I’m going to continue to use my life experiences to prepare for, and make the best use of, the time I spend with friends, family, co-workers, clients, and strangers.  Right now I’m 11-hours into the new year.  It’s time to make the other 8773 hours count.