I love the concept of New Year … it’s the perfect time to start over, to start something new.
Today I started my new job at Moraware. I set up all my new accounts for email, internal chat, the help system, etc. Everything is new and shiny. I’m even wearing my Moraware t-shirt while I go through all the email I’ve ignored over the holidays (and watching Michigan State win the Rose Bowl). It’s a good day.
The new job is the most obvious big new thing for me this year – and I really want to knock it out of the park – but I have other big new things, too. I’m still enjoying my running streak (day 767 today), but I want more from running this year. I want to run the River Bank Run again in May. If that goes well (meaning that my overall energy is up and I have the time), then I might run the Grand Rapids Marathon in October, too. Maybe even the Huff 50k in December again – but if I do that, I’ll be way more conservative than last time.
But those are all things I’ve done before – I need a goal that I haven’t done, so I’m setting out to run 1,000 miles this year. I might have actually run that much in 2006, but I wasn’t recording my miles. Now I use Endomondo, so it’s easy to track my actual distance. Besides targeting a nice, round number, running 1,000 miles will force me to increase my mileage back to the point where I’m genuinely in shape. My doctor keeps telling me I need to lose a few pounds, and when I run more, it happens naturally.
I also want to write more, publish more podcast-type things, and make more music … but I haven’t worked out explicit goals for those yet. That’s OK. This is just Day One.
What new things are you starting in this New Year?
Great goals and aspirations, and best of luck to you on your new, exciting job!! You will do whatever you set your mind do and with integrity, intelligence and passion!! Happy New Year to you!
Thanks, Francesca! I hope your 2014 is awesome as well – and I hope you spend some of it in GR!
Hi Patrick, nice meeting you. Are you a developer at Moraware? We used their software at my last company. Man! Tell me about it! I also need to loose a few pounds! 😉
Thanks, Rod! Yup, that’s me at Moraware. I love the name of your company, Counter Intelligence. Very nice. Let me know if I can help!
Thanks Patrick. We get that a lot. I have to admit, it is a ‘clever’ name for a counter top fabricator, but it wasn’t my idea. The company has been around since 1987. Good luck at your new job/position. Excellent way of starting 2014. Bye