Hard to believe another year has passed. So many things have changed that it’s hard to imagine what I was doing last year at this time was only a year ago, but at the same time, it’s also hard to believe this is the 5th new year I’ve welcomed in with my wife since our wedding in 2001. Our impressions of time are funny like that, aren’t they?
Anyway, last year on New Year’s Day, I went to work. I was setting up computers, running cable and even drilling a hole in the wall for the 3 new people who were do to start working there the first week of Jan. Two of those 3 people, and myself, did not finish out the year working there. I work someplace completely different, even though I only physically moved one block. There are, literally, dozens of people that I talk to on a regular basis who I had never even met at the beginning of 2005, both at my new job, and on the Friends of the Library Board.
I’ve learned a whole bunch of new things this year, in the tech realm and others. There is still so much more to learn, and 2006 will be another year of that I’m sure. I hope that all of my years will be years of learning, actually.
I quit making resolutions year’s ago. I only have one resolution, and it carries over into every year, and every day. I resolve to be better than I was last year. Better at my job, a better writer, a better husband, a better friend, a better person all the way around. That means being a better listener, more thoughtful, more empathetic, more open, a better communicator, and all of that comes from learning more about how to do these things. So here’s to more learning for all of us in 2006!
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There is something sad about the fact that I can’t really remember who was starting at that time. Was it Joy, Mindy and Heather?