2011 In Closing

It’s really hard to believe this year is over already and 2012 is right around the corner.  It seems like it was just a few weeks ago I was with this group was celebrating ringing in 2011.  I’m sure in a year from now I’ll be saying the same about 2012.  To steal a quote from one of my favorite films: “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around every once in a while you could miss it.”

I can proudly say that I spent most of this year with this wonderful group of people you hear from on a daily basis.  Throughout the year, my cohorts and I continued to further the brand of The Only Podcast That Matters.  Having consistent weekly episodes, HalfCasts, blogs, three new contributors and now with the introduction of videos, the sky is the limit to how far we can go.  I look forward to seeing what 2012 and the years beyond will continue to bring for The Only Podcast That Matters.

2011 was also a year of new experiences and change for me as well.  The most significant event of the year was my trip to California.  I knew I eventually wanted to go, but never thought I would get there as soon as I did.  It was more than just a vacation, it was a life changing experience.  When I stood on the beach in Santa Monica, I realized I should pursue something that I would love to do, not just something I’d be content in doing.  There is more than I want to do with my life in terms of just settling for any job in any career field.  Getting in the drivers seat and making this happen is something I’ve made a point to do in my life and will continue to pursue now.  2012 will be a betterment for me career wise, no matter what.

This year also brought about changes to my perspectives in life on a personal level.  Unfortunately I didn’t spend the year with that someone special, but realize that isn’t something I let get to me anymore than when I was younger.  While I will eventually find that person, I realize when it’s meant to happen, it’ll happen.  I realize this more as I get older.

Problems that helped me further realize this truth began when I dated someone briefly in the spring who seemed mixed up and I quickly brushed off.  I also pursued someone who didn’t give me the time of day, who I wrote about in another entry and an old flame who I finally had closure with since her departure into the military.  After all the dust settled, I felt better and know that those people have no bearing on me whatsoever.  Hopefully, 2012 brings someone better, but if not it’s not gonna get me down.  Good things come to those who wait.

As far as the new year is concerned, I’m not gonna make a resolution to join a gym, give up certain foods or anything else that everyone makes a resolution for that gets easily broken.  Although I will continue to improve myself in terms of loosing weight and eating better, just not with the new years resolution idea attached to them.  It shouldn’t be just for the new year, but a life resolution.  If I have any sort of resolution, it’s just to be happy and do what makes me happy.  If that means something as simple as watching a favorite movie, taking a week off from work, or helping out somewhere, it’s what I’m going to do.  Take everyday as it comes and appreciate what I have as opposed to what I don’t.

At the end of 2011, I can say the most important thing that this year continued to provide for everyone I know and love is their health.  I’m hoping that continues in the years to come as well as prosperity for all these important people in my life.  There are several things in the new year I’m looking forward to doing and experiencing: My second trip to California, The Dark Knight Rises, the next season of Dexter and creating new ideas for the furthering of this website.  Everything else, I’ll live day to day and enjoy it as it comes.  As long as the people I care about are here and in good health at this time next year, then 2012 should be great.

Be safe and I’ll see you all next year.