Enhancements is a term you hear often in my line of work. Enhancements to software are fun, if they work right. Sometimes enhancements never happen because the code for the software never works as expected. Enhancements can be maddening as hell if they don’t work as designed.
I’ve dubbed 2009 the year of “back to basics”. I wrote this phrase on the side of the fridge since my basic goal for 2009 is a cyber detox of sorts. I’m back to blogging and keeping my online life nice and simple. Now, I just need to make some improvements on some of my 2008 manners.
Let’s quietly discuss my hygiene… or utter lack of hygiene. The way I see it if I take 151 showers in 2009, I will have enhanced my 2008 number. My best estimates had me at roughly 150 showers last year. Part of it was me trying to conserve water and another part was simply running out of time. I figure if I mess up my hair with water and throw some product in it, most won’t be able to tell if I’ve showered or not. I don’t typically have any body odor issues, so that’s a huge plus. Unfortunately, I’m not off to a good start in 2009. Five days into the year, we have one in the books.
I dubbed oh eight, The Year I Gain Some Weight. Well, it wasn’t my intent, but it’s not like I was doing anything to fight off the pounds. The grooming wasn’t good and neither was the physical training. I can count the amount of times I worked out in the pool last year on one hand. I did squeeze in one triathlon though and was pleased with the outcome. That will be different this year, I guarantee it. These are things I can easily change.
I need to get back to who I am and what I do best. 2008 was my first full year as a parent. I learned much last year about my daughter, my wife, myself, time management, and how supportive others can be. The next twelve months or so are about “enhancing” my own life, returning to my passions and regaining the drive.
Professionally I got thrown a wildcard today as I’ve been told my current job position will not exist after January 31st. Here’s my first and perhaps most pivotal test of the early year. These “roadblocks” are what make us who we are. I’ve got much to think about over the next few days. I’m confident today’s news will provide a much needed kick in the ass. So back to basics it is. Back to defining what it is I want to do for a living. Right out the gate I will be tested and perhaps there’s no better way to enhance my character. Woot woot.