Friday, January 01, 2016

2016: The Year of Toirdhealbheach Beucail

So I decided that I was going to make this year my year when I woke up this morning.

2015 was good.  Did I do everything that I intended to do in the year?  Not hardly.  Did I do a lot to move me forward?  Absolutely.

- Got professional certification
- Participated in Highland Athletics, including my first out of state game (which I performed credibly at).
- Took the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
- Opened up a new garden plot
- Continued to engage in Iai, including buying a nagniata
- Competed in an endurance race and successfully completed it
- Made the decision to change churches
- Published one book, wrote and published another (that makes seven total)
- Found a fantastic sensei for weight training
- For perhaps the first time in a long time, came up with a clear vision of what needs to happen for me to move to the next level
- And, as almost the last thing I did this year, found my old mission statement for my life which, upon looking at it, continues to be the mission.

So Huzzah indeed and well done.  But I see this only as a launching pad for this year.  I know what I have to do, I merely have to do it.  I have a plan.  I have the qualities I want to develop.  I have the skills I need to prepare myself to move the next level or job or career.

And so as the final act of commitment - the proverbial "burning of the ships" - I claim this year for me.  No turning back now.

The way is only forward.


PioneerPreppy said...

nice. Sounds like you made a lot fo progress in 2015. I look forward to seeing you make more in 2016. Or reading about it anyway :)

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Thanks Preppy. I hope so- after all, now that I have publically declared it not making progress would be sort of embarrassing. I am hopeful there will be lots of progress to read about (from us both).