I am grateful to be alive, to be doing reasonably well in the global scheme of things, to have a solid job and a wonderfully loving wife, and all of those things we tend to take for granted.... But. The endless failures in my personal and professional lives this year have led me to conclude: the year 2014 simply was not good enough.
Those who know me best know I've had some unique health challenges the past year -- nothing deadly, mind you, but something that's certainly occupied a lot of my time. Because of my generally bad attitude about the whole thing, a manageable situation devolved into one where I'm only getting by in my responsibilities by doing the minimum. Then, deadlines pile up, work doesn't get done, and I'm too busy freaking out about a project that should've been done months before.
It has to stop, and I'm hoping it will in 2015. I make no promises, but I'm working hard to improve everything about my current life situation and mindset to bring myself back to where I should be: moving forward.
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