Monday, December 31, 2012

Beginning a New Year

According to the calendar, it is New Year's Eve, December 31, 2012. I am not given to making New Year's resolutions, having found from previous experience that I make them only to break them. My dad used to have a saying, "Do it, and then talk about it." He used that stinger whenever one of us children (or others) set in to boast about something we were going to do. Dad had apparently seen too much prognostication that never became reality. So, while I have some goals in mind for the new year, I'm not going to publish them--neither here, nor verbally to anyone. IF I am successful in accomplishing these goals, THEN I will write about them.
It may seem obvious that one of those goals might be to maintain a blog. That would be correct. I'm not making promises about how often I'll write here, but my hope is that having the blog will hold me to a more successful accountability for journaling. And the notion of writing here as a sort of journaling activity is what gives this blog its name, Thoughts in Passing. I'm not imposing any restrictions on the postings; they will simply be the thoughts that come to mind with the passing of each day.

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