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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

31 December 2012

That's a Wrap

Well, it hasn't been a very busy year here at Cheekyness, has it? I just had a look at my blog stats & apparently I ran out of things to say once I stopped going to college every day. Well, that's a bummer. Guess it's time to re-adjust my lens and find interesting things in my non-campus life.

So this is the time of the year when some people will make (and for most, promptly abandon) resolutions, some will avow that they never make resolutions, and there's always that group that says they don't make "resolutions", they make "goals", accompanied by dictionary definitions of both words that should clearly explain why one is better than the other. Okay, well, if thinking of things that way works for you, on you go, then. For me, it's six and half-a-dozen whether it's a resolution, a goal, a plan, or whatever you want to call it.

How was 2012 for me? I managed about half of the things I set out to do. But one that I missed is going to be bugging me-- I came up just over 100 miles short of my cycling goal this year. I wanted to do 2000 miles; I finished at 1895. And I'm not going to go ride a century today just to catch up, so that's it. On the upside, it's still nearly 700 miles more than 2011, which was 400 miles more than my next best year (2009). So, I guess I'll embrace it. But I think I'm shooting for 2013 miles in 2013, just for fun.

In the bigger picture, 2012 was not a good year. Too many shootings, too many traffic fatalities (77 in Austin this year, up from 54 in 2011), too much hatred spewed across the internet... just too much. I would hope that 2013 will be better in that respect, but I have to say I'm almost out of optimism. The best I can hope to do is hang on.

Well, that's not a very happy note to end on. Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve! Enjoy your fireworks, your friends, your parties, or whatever it is you do to welcome another turn of the calendar. And let's all hang on together in 2013.

What are you doing to celebrate tonight?


mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Happy New Year to you too...may all your cycling dreams come true.

JEFritz said...

You did have a lot of college stories. Perhaps that's where all the interesting stuff happens.

Here's to a happy and peaceful 2013.

Jenny said...

Happy New Year! I haven't been by to comment in a while, but I wish you all kinds of blessings and prosperity in 2013! I for one am happy to see 2012 go. It was the hardest year I've ever lived through, BAR NONE. Good riddance! :) But seriously, I hope all of the coming 52 weeks are good to both of us!!! :)

Su Wilcox said...

@Delores: Happy New Year to you!

@JE: Le sigh... I was hoping my life would continue to be interesting. Oh, well!

@Jenny: I haven't been round to comment anywhere in ages, so I can't be offended! ;) 2012 really wasn't a good year. Here's to a fab 2013!