Welcome back readers to the Bucket List. I've been on a bit of a hiatus for the past few months. I know it's the off-season, but there are plenty of non-game related accomplishments I can achieve in the mean time. In short, I've been lazy in updating my blog, and that's no excuse. As I've been reading the blogs of many of my friends I was inspired by my friend Matt and his blog Perspectives of a Young Scientist. About a week ago he posted his New Year's Resolutions and I noticed a lot of his were resolutions I set for myself in 2012. Many of you here know in detail the events of late 2011 for me and 2012 is my rebound year. So as I read Matt's entry I decided that just having resolutions was not enough. I had to write those resolutions down in order to keep myself accountable. So here's my list:
1. Get out of my comfort zone - I don't typically shy away from many things, but what I mean by this is that I'm planning on doing things that I never would have imagined doing in a million years. I already have a few things planned. I plan on going skydiving with Matt, seeing as that's his #1 resolution. I'm also planning on joining his team, Perpetual Motion Squad, in running the Indiana Spartan Sprint on April 21.
2. Continue my workout success - Since late September I've been working out on a pretty regular basis. I've recently bumped that up for training, but needless to say I (as well as many people close to me) have noticed results and it feels good.
3. Be more dedicated to my blog - It's self explanatory. I've got this goal I'm trying to accomplish and I'm not doing a good job following through.
Last but not least, and probably the most important....
4. Put myself back out there - If I truly want to put the events of 2011 behind me and move on, I have to seize the day. I can't be afraid of something I have no control over; I need to roll the dice and see what happens. And even if it turns out bad, at least I'll know. This is the resolution I have to keep throughout the year. I can fail at the other three, but if I succeed here, it'll have been a great year for me.
There you have it, my resolutions for 2012. The next time I'll be back will be a baseball related blog. I have a 2 hour flight to Boston ahead of me, so I'm hoping to complete a book on Shoeless Joe.