Welcome to The Blog About Nothing. It’s the 30th of December and 2016 will come to an end soon. 2017 is almost here. Many of us will be happy to put this year behind us.
2016 has not been an easy year if you were a celebrity. Many legendary performers were taken from us this year. Some in downright cruel fashion. It has been a rough year in that sense, but at least they all left something that can carry on their names now that they are gone.
Personally? 2016 has not been that bad for me. Compared to the troubles of 2015; 2016 has been rather consistent. I recently turned 35 years old, and I spent the day in my fashion: quietly and without much fuss.
I’m not where I want to be in life, and I have some ways to go, but I’m not in a position of anger or regret either. I’m on the road to something. What? I honestly don’t know, but it feels good to know that I’m moving towards something instead of being in a place of stagnation.
Hopefully, 2017 will be a year of transition and betterment, but who knows? Who knows what life really has in store? I’m no fortune teller, I have no crystal ball and I can make no predictions.
I’m surely not going to make any resolutions. It’s not my style. There is no “new year, new me.” I’ve said it before and I will say it again but those words are bullshit. You are going to be the same person in 2016 that you will be in 2017, fundamentally. If you can make some positive changes; so be it, but you’re not going to overhaul your entire life, your entire personality, just because the calendar has flipped to a new year.
Life does not work like that. I would love to snap my fingers and become a new person because the calendar has flipped from December 2016 to January 2017. However, that isn’t how any of this works.
Nope. So, I’ll be me. I’ll be Earl. I’ll still be the same guy, who loves and struggles with damn near everything in my life. I’ll still be the quiet, low-key, consistent guy that I’ve always been. At the end of the day I’ll be what I have been for 35 years now: Me. For better or for worse.
Thanks for reading. Thank you for your support of 7Poundbag, and thank you for making it through with us for another year. May 2017 be another year, of quality work, and may it be a year of prosperity for us all.
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