01 January 2009

To become whatever their visions can combine to make them

First, let me start out by saying Happy New Year! I hope you had a terrfic evening, and I hope that it is the start of a wonderful new year for you!

New Years’ resolutions are, on average, some of the worst kept promises people can make for themselves. A daily, weekly, or monthly goal is much more likely to succeed because they do not require as long of a commitment as a year-long goal. So, it is apprehension that I am revealing my three, at least as far as Disney and the Main Street Gazette are concerned, New Years’ resolutions today.

Next week I will be taking part in the half marathon at Walt Disney World. This should be an exciting event, but as I am only one week out I would consider it a success if I simply complete it in the allotted time. My wife has been training, even before we registered, for this type of race and is going to knock my socks off. I am so very proud of her! It has been a very crazy year, with situations both involving and not involving, the Gazette and my training never got more than a few miles down the road. I’m not making excuses, that’s just the way it has been. For those of you preparing to race as well, you are better people than I, and I am proud of you as well. This brings me to my first resolution, I will train all year long and be better prepared when I face the 2010 Half Marathon. With this resolution, I hope that all of you out there will hold my feet to fire and make sure that I am training and not just phoning it in.

Even before I started the Main Street Gazette, I had grand ideas (some would call them delusions of grandeur) about what I could add to the Disney discussion. Some of these ideas have come to fruition with the Gazette, while still others I have yet to fully flesh out beyond initial study and outlines. This year, I am going to really grind out the nightshift at home and get some of these concepts out in the public’s line of sight. My goal for this year is to be able to announce, before years’ end, the first of my long shelved projects.

The last resolution I have should be, as it turns out, the easiest to accomplish. I will continue to provide the readers of the Main Street Gazette with quality content, all year long.

The year ahead is full of fun and magic, but also challenges, and it should be an incredibile journey.

1 comment:

Princess Fee said...

Better late than never.... HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and Mrs Gazette!

Best of luck with the half-marathon, and I really hope to see you there for the 2010 one too...unless I decide to punish myself and do the full...ah, stranger things have happened!

Also good luck with your resolutions! Mine are to keep my training consistent for running, to blog as much as possible on DF'82 (to get it on par with Main St. Gazette!) and to live in Walt Disney World.

So the last one might not come into frutation, but a Princess can dream!