Ok, maybe not much larger but I had to make it sound good, right? How many of you like the Christmas cards from friends and family that include their year in review? Of course with Facebook and the other social platforms, there is not much we didn’t already know by now, but I for one like these.
You never know when you might need that information in conversation somewhere, huh? One of these days if all that trivial non-significant information I have absorbed ever means anything, especially sports trivia, I do believe I might be the next big thing.
What goals did you exceed this year?
I will probably have to go Brian Meeks and grade my year Extremely Average on this one. I had very high expectations, but just like a round of golf where you have some really good holes but also some really bad ones, it wasn’t all smooth sailing and had my share of dips and bumps.
A round of golf really does have many parallels to a round of life. Of course, golf is just a game regardless how much money might be on the line. Life is very real however, and every day is an adventure.
I guess other than becoming the Next Big Thing like I had planned, but then finding it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, the good news is I didn’t lose an eye or anything like that.
I certainly had some fitness objectives I wanted to achieve, but between a stress fracture in my foot, Achilles tendinitis, and fat pasty lazy assinitis, it was a challenging year indeed. Oh, all my vitals are still good and I will probably score in the 90th percentile on my bio-metrics through our wellness program at work, but it bites the big wienie being dinged up.
But Jimmy Crack Corn and I don’t care. Actually I do care, but taking an at my own pace approach to staying healthy. Even if I just recently found out my days are numbered; if that don’t beat all, huh? Hey, let’s see you get up and down from a seated position on the floor without using your hands or any other means of support. Who comes up with this stuff anyway?
How’s bidness Billy?
Well, considering I had 5 slam-dunk, no-brainer, money in the bank opportunities at the beginning of the year and only one came to fruition, at least the world didn’t end on December 21st, right?
The problem was, I was so sure at least 4 would happen which would have made my year, I didn’t have a strong back-up plan and ended up essentially sleep walking through the year. In fact, The Walking Dead gave me a call to to see if I was interested in being in one of their episodes.
Not if it was going to mess up my hair…
Thank goodness for December.
For a month that started out somewhat shaky indeed, it ended up far exceeding my expectations and will give me a tremendous start to 2013,
That bump in business didn’t coincide with your hiatus in social, did it?
The next big thing
I get it; I jumped in social with both feet and experienced the highs and lows, the joys and frustrations and made some really, really nice friends.
I even made a list.
But it turned my brain to mush. Seriously…
This was part of my sleep-walking phase during the year. I had reached a point where I truly didn’t know if I was coming or going and it caused me to take my eye off the ball in my paying gig; shame on me.
In spite of myself, my income increased over 35% this year but I know I could have done so much better.
For those who got on my train thinking I was the next big thing and going all the way to San Francisco, I apologize if it appears I have decided to take my bike instead. I’m not throwing in the towel, but will continually be evolving knowing full well where my responsibilities lie and what is putting food on my table.
To keep learning, growing and being the best I can be, even if I can’t get my fat ass off the floor without using my hands.
2012 is essentially in the books now and I am very excited about the opportunities for 2013. Maybe I’m moving to a different neighborhood, but I’m in the same town and I still see you.
The Invisible Blogger indeed.
I wish you the best on your journey and hope you find what you are looking for.
You know where to find me; you are always welcome.
Happy New Year.