Archives for the month of: December, 2010

Only one day left for 2010 and like every other blogger I will write something about my goals and resolutions. How did I do with my goals in 2010? I’m not going to go into goal-bashing, but it was not a good year. I started on most of my goals but didn’t really follow-up throughout the year.  I’m glad 2010 is over. Not because I didn’t accomplish my goals but because  for most of the year  I have had this feeling of stagnation. Things don’t seem to be happening. Those times when things with work are not going well. When I can’t seem to meet any new friends or go out with interesting or compatible people. When I have too much time on my hands and don’t know what to do with it or too little time and don’t know where it’s all going. Life is just not happening. I refused to be  in this unproductive  state in the new year, I need to get out of it.

So 2011 will be out with the old in with the new. 2011 is also the year of the Rabbit (for the Chinese) and it’s supposed to be a good year for rabbits. I hope to make this a better year, whether I make resolutions, set new goals or not, whether I make life changes or not. Obviously, it is easier said than done, so defining how I’ll accomplish these changes and sticking to them is a must. Over time  I will define my goals, as I work on them I will know which of  them are most likely to grow and concentrate my efforts on them.

So out with the old in with the new!

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I recently discovered the music of Thea Gilmore (one of Britain’s under-appreciated songwriters). I’m not sure what genre she goes under but she touches folk, rock, jazz and Americana. iTunes has here as Singer/Songwriter (really!) Her Christmas album, Strange Communion is a must buy, not your usual Christmas songs, but there’s something about Drunken Angel that I really like, captures feelings very well.

Winter tells its truth to anyone who’ll listen
It will whisper to you slowly when the light is low
And I will sit and wonder over everything I’ve written
And still not know

The smell of pine and nursery rhymes is rising
There are some things that are broken and some things to hold tight
To the few brave birds of the season who are sky writing
Shine your light

‘Cause there’s a drunken angel
Dances to my heart
Singin’ lonely days
Brand new start
Brand new start

And now is the time I will raise my eyes and be honest
And look out across the plane of another tired and reckless year

And give thanks for the love and the wonder that was hurled upon us
And you, my dear

And a drunken angel
Dances to my heart
Singin’ lonely days
Brand new start
Brand new start

You can hear the howl of wings, you can feel it when the wine is flowing
And the tired and the lonely lay down their weary heads
And baby, sometimes the beauty in this world comes from just not knowing
Feeling instead
Feeling instead
Feeling instead

I’ve always considered myself an introvert and shy. Most people think an introvert is a shy person, but I think shyness has little to do with being an introvert. When I’m shy, I get nervous and anxious and avoid the situations that make me feel like that. You probably won’t see me at a conference talk or any kind of public speaking, I avoid them as much as possible.

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