A year ago today I put up my first blog post. It was called, accurately, “The Rookie’s First Post.”
Since then Life on Clemson Road has taken a number of turns. Some good, some bad.
The theme for 2012 had been land the plane, but instead of buckling down and tying up loose ends, I ripped life out at the seams and sewed it up in another place.
Like everything I ever experience, I have learned from this journey. Here are some of the lessons from this year we spent beyond the rainbow:
I don’t need everyone in the universe to read my blog. I love those of you who do!
I have to write. No one will do it for me.
I have something of value to say.
I cannot make other people want the life I want.
I cannot expect anyone else to work as hard as I will to be better than I am.
I have to go easy on myself sometimes. And take myself less seriously.
Life does not bring one challenge at a time. They arrive in batches.
Interviews, resumes, and online research are all two-dimensional representations of me. They mean nothing. It’s what I can do that matters and no one has figured out how to predict that yet.
It takes a lot of courage to live the life I want. But that’s no reason to back down from trying.
People will doubt and they aren’t all jealous or scared, some of them are experienced and don’t think I have what it takes.
Some people are just idiots.
It’s been a great year. Here’s to another great year of Life on Clemson Road (raises wine glass), may the road always rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back and the odds always in your favor.
As promised, here are my favorite posts:
Would the real PGA please stand up?
What the heck is a liktrish?
You’ve had how many husbands?
Which post is your favorite? What do you like to read: goal setting stuff, HB stories, or social commentary?