Goodbye, 2016!

Well, here we are, at the end of a year. It’s like my plate when I get chocolate chip pancakes, there’s not much left of it at all.

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I realized the other day that I could have done a lot more. I didn’t get to start college and I didn’t write as much as I meant to. It makes me a little angry, but stuff happens.

I ate a lot of good food. I ate some not so great food. I went to some awesome places that I go to often and I went to a couple places that were pretty horrible that I will never go to again. I learned a lot about blogging and I learned that there are rules and ethics and things I never realized. I made some new friends and went to Chicago and made more new friends there. I didn’t dislocate my toe on my birthday or Christmas or break any bones. Mom and Dad were sure glad about that, too. I did get kidney stones, so that wasn’t great. I had a pretty good year. I hope you did too.

We don’t do new year’s resolutions in our house. Mom says it’s like setting yourself up for failure because most people don’t stick with them then wind up beating themselves up and that just isn’t good for anyone. I think she’s right. I remember the time she made a new year’s resolution to go to the gym every day. Boy was she mad at herself in March.

So I am not making any new year’s resolutions. Instead, I have a plan. Plans can work out just the way you meant for them to or not and you can always change them. So my plan is to do a blog post every week, start college, and finish the book I started writing. I’m also going to keep working on my computer skills. Maybe I can do some video blogs. Maybe my plan will work out, maybe it won’t. But that’s my plan. And I have a whole year to see if I can do it all. Oh, and not dislocate my toe on my birthday or Christmas or break any bones. And definitely a big fat no to getting kidney stones again. I miss you, tea.

Whatever plans you have for 2017, I hope they work out for you.

Happy New Year, everyone! See you in 2017!

– the dude

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