A good friend of mine, that I truly don’t talk with enough, has convinced me and several others to have another year full of adventures. I attempted this on the first go aroundin 2010, and it was bomb. I will admit that I didn’t complete the full year, which is sad, and kind of obvious due to my last post being in April of that year.
But this past New Year’s Eve, I was looking around on the interwebs for a good quote to post for the new year of 2012 (which I don’t believe will be the last, cause Marty McFly went to the year 2015, and since when has Back to the Future led me astray?). The quote I found was by one of my favorite bands of all time – Incubus. ”Kiss your lover’s lips, and know that fate is what you make it of.”
When I first read it, I chose it for the, “Kiss your lover’s lips…” line, cause that’s what you do when the clock strikes midnight. But then I started thinking about it…this past year wasn’t my best. I wasn’t the best student at graduate school, probably hurt my friends at times, and I know I for sure had my failures as a husband.
But you know what? Fate really is just what you make of it. If there is one thing I learned growing up, it was that I was the best around. Nothing’s gonna ever keep me down (sweep the leg)! I need to start believing in that. And not in a cocky, broseph kind of way. But in a realistic “Why can’t I achieve what I want if I put my heart and effort into it” kind of a way.
I’m a big believer in gestures; in the feeling, meaning, and spirit behind something often being more important than how the actual events transpire. And I believe that this kind of a declaration of myself can help me get over that personal hump and start taking steps towards being a more awesome kind of person; the kind I want to be.
Let’s go. Let’s get it started. And in the words of Matrim Cauthon, “Let’s roll the dice.”