“I Think I’m Quite Ready For Another Adventure.”

And…I’m back.

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.”

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