Tuesday, January 05, 2010


"Things do not change; we change." — Henry David Thoreau

I’ve been gravitating towards quotes on change lately; for whatever the reason, I have all kinds of ideas and thoughts all up in my head to go along with this start of the new year. I’ve even scribbled a bunch of things I’d like to change about myself (okay, resolutions) down on a piece of paper, as well as a smattering of stuff I hope to accomplish. I won’t go into how long that list is or how I continue to add things to it as the days move forward, but they are things I believe I can do and will.

"I have no fear of the future. Let us go forward into its mysteries, let us tear aside the veils which hide it from our eyes, and let us move onward with confidence and courage."

That was Winston Churchill. (And he’s onto something there; if there’s one thing I fear, it’s the fearful.) Now, I’m not usually one to go about setting very many goals … and those I stumble after exist as ideas and usually fade away pretty fast by mid-February. That aside, I’m fairly optimistic about what I'd term a "re-beginning". I don’t know quite know the reason for that, but I’ll go ahead and ride that wave.

It doesn’t make sense for me to list everything here, so I won’t. However … I do plan to run a race or two, start writing those stories I’d stopped writing in '09 and, well, I'm going to spend a whole lot less time on this computer and more time with the real life instead. I’ve started picking up books again, even. How old-fashioned are all of these, eh? But that’s just the beginning of this whole thing. There’s so much more in store.

Somewhere during last year, I simply decided to give up. This year, I replace apathy with the wide-eyed dreams I once had, along with some I’d yet to conjure up at the time. I sure sound like some kind of motivational speaker, but that’s the truth. It’ll be interesting to see where all of this leads.


Kate said...

I hope you'll share some of your journey with us, Dainon. Best of luck to you.

aisy said...

i plan to use those quotes with some of my kids at work... because i believe in change... and want them to as well.

Mel said...

Got your comment. I had to laugh after I read yours because it very well could have been my own thoughts. We must think alike in some ways, hey?

You Know You Know My Name said...

I support you 100 percent . . . except for that part about running.