Good morning, 2012!

As I type this, it’s 6:16am on January 1st, 2012. For the last 30 minutes, I’ve been up with a cup of coffee and bowl of cereal, welcoming in the new year (this after having gone to sleep at around 12:30am as well). Despite the early hour, I’m ready to get 2012 started and get moving!

2011 was a year of much excitement and many developments for me. Travels, WordPress plugin releases and exciting developments at WooThemes, coupled with the inclusion of our new family member, Maddie (now almost 5 months old), made for a truly amazing year.

With 2011 now firmly in the past, I’d imagine the usual chain of thought is happening with you all as well… “what new years resolutions should I make?”, “should I make any new years resolutions at all?”, “can I actually keep any of them?”. These are three questions that have been on my mind on and off for the last day or so (clearly, new years resolutions don’t weigh down on me :P). I figured, lets cement a few down in a blog post as a starting point, and see if it’s possible to get them done sooner rather than later in the new year.

1. Blog more.

Yes, yes… this old favourite. Don’t we all just want to “blog more”? Luckily, this very post is a starting point for making this resolution happen. With the post-a-day and post-a-week projects run on, surely it’s possible to achieve at least a post a week? What always keeps me from this resolution is the question “is this blog post relevant, or am I posting it for the sake of the post-a-day/post-a-week?”. Therefore, I’ll do my best to keep the posts as relevant as possible. If I truly can’t think of anything to blog about at any given time, I’ll either not post or try one of the topic ideas from post-a-day/post-a-week.

Note: This isn’t me committing to a set posting schedule… I’ll post when and as often as I can.

2. Learn another instrument.

I’ve been wanting to learn drums for many years now, as well as one or two other things. Drumming is starting to call on me more. While this one may not happen for sure, I’d really like to look back in 365 days and say “hey, I did that”… so why not add it to the list, right?

3. Do more.

Okay, this may seem like a stupid one. Let me explain.

When I accomplish goals, I get this sense of overwhelming calm and satisfaction. Therefore, accomplishing more goals produces more of this great feeling. That being said, having too many tasks on the go at any given time, while exciting, can become a bit pressuring. Therefore, a more accurate description of this would be to “do more, and not over-extend my bounds”. This should surely make for an exciting year, as there are many many ideas rattling around in my brain, just itching to be executed.

Right, I’ll keep this short and sign off for now. Here’s to an incredible 2012 and a happy New Year’s Day to all. If you’ve written a similar post or have any similar new years resolutions, pop them in the comments below and share them. πŸ™‚

5 responses to “Good morning, 2012!”

  1. JBagley says:

    Off to a great start Matty! Happy new year bro!

  2. Rob says:

    Nice one dude! Just did a few resolutions over at my blog too. All the best for 2012!

    • Matty says:

      Thanks Rob. You too man. πŸ™‚

      Regarding reading more, if you haven’t yet read “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, I highly recommend it. I’m through the first few chapters already and it’s an incredible life story.

      Didn’t know you were into chess. I enjoy the strategy side of things… haven’t really ever been great at chess itself or visualising moves, etc though. πŸ˜›

      Have a rocking 2012 man! πŸ™‚

      • Rob says:

        We should play sometime! I’ve started collecting chessboards actually.

        Jobs’ book high up on the read list. Got the Jeff Bezo’s book for xmas, keen to hit that soon too.

        Looking forward to more blogs, ciao!

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