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Aspirations for the New Year.

I don’t “resolve” or make goals. It’s kind of funny what we can put into the meanings of words. But, for me, to aspire is a more open mindset than to set hard, solid objectified things out there. And, it doesn’t make me want to defy my self.

  1. I aspire to become more consistent.
    Writing on a more regular basis — say, about 3 articles per week.
    Exercising daily and gym 3 days a week.
    Maintain a budget for a year.
  2. I aspire to make nutrition a higher priority.
  3. I aspire to learn more about my diagnosis and use the information on ADHD to have better control of my life.
  4. I aspire to be grateful and laugh every day.
  5. I aspire to write a poem every day this year. In the 1990s I wrote a haiku every day for a year while I was a Medical Courier.

That’s, generally, 7 things to deal with on a more or less daily basis. For one who has taken a few “shocks” to the system this year and has lost some degree of self-confidence, this is an anxiety producer.

A final aspiration: To BE, write, move, and live more happily.
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Poem 1

POEM 2019–01

Standing at the door
of a new year
clothed in mismatched emotions
nervously going to the party
to celebrate the hope
of new realities.
I can’t-
I will-
I don’t-
I could-
I fear my vulnerability
like a child who
has fallen too many times.

Poet. Philosopher. A sense of Humor. 60 years ago I rode the winds at the top of a tall cottonwood. Buy me a coffee @

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