Funny, but I'm not reading many people's New Year's Resolutions, or "Top 24" posts.
So I'm writing this one for myself to look back on.
1. Eat More Chocolate! It should be Eat Less Chocolate, but hell, I love chocolate, I'm going to try giving up all other food to eat chocolate!! So instead of berating myself to eat less chocolate, why not go the opposite way, and try to eat more chocolate. When Johnnie says "The Moose Will Provide", he means Café Delancey Chocolate Mousse will provide. Well it did for me!!
Let's look back on 2004's resolutions first.
Mmmm, not bad. I didn't enjoy working at ANZ in the end. Too political and too much back stabbing. Yes there was a fair bit of action in 2004, and we've certainly consolidated being in Melbourne after 3+ years. The kids are great (I'm looking after them all by myself, this weekend).
Work is good, I'm enjoying my current role. I'm loving the people around me. It's taken 3 years to sort out who is who. Fatherhood and Husbandhood are great, but even though I'm with Annie and the Kids a lot, I need to give them more attention.
Do you think a wireless laptop in the lounge will solve that!!
I can't think of the highlights and lowlights of 2004. I don't want to miss any out, so I'll just get on with 2005.
2. Longer meetings!
3. More chocolate!!
Less food More Food!
5. More Cycling/Windsurfing
6. More holidays
7. More Blogging
8. More Improv
9. More time with Annie
I don't mean these all to be literal. "More Chocolate" doesn't just mean eating more chocolate. It means more joy and enjoyment and appreciation. The simple things. More blogging and improv, is just a gut feel that those things will be big for me this year, but I don't know in what way.
So 2005 will be the Year of Chocolate!!