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Happy New Year 2012 Ladies and Gentlemen and to kick off 2012, I want to share my new year resolutions with you.
1. Land a new job. Its a new year and finding a job is step one to happiness.
2. Learn to let most things go, except the ones that need a voice.
3. Watch less of NASCAR's talking heads and instead enjoy more racing. During both the 2010 and 2011 NASCAR seasons, I have been growing more and more frustrating with the sanction-body especially with "Boy's Have at it" and the lack of responsibly and no real rules that NASCAR has, the negative words of the NASCAR media and listening to all of pointless hype before a race. And in doing this, it has taken a lot of my passion away from actually watching the racing either in-person at the racetrack or more so live on television and enjoying it. Key here, find my passion for NASCAR again.
4. Exercise and lose this weight.
5. Find true love.
6. Regain my passion for blogging and explore my passion for photography again. Since September of 2010, I have been trying new thing through trial and error on trying to find my passion for blogging once again. I have tried out new services including Posterous, Tumblr and more and while those sites I started on each service are basically gone now since they were test beds.
I did find that I really don't want to be a traditional or normal blogger anymore. I don't want to write long articles anymore. At one point, blogging has become less of a passion and more of a job that I don't get paid for. But I have found that instead of writing long articles, I actually want to share links, take photos and share small bites of insight online in a new personal stream or something.
7. Find a balance between online life (social media and blogging) and offline live (Go out and live life the way it should be): I've found that my online life tends to dominate my offline life by 2 to 1 and that is terrible. I want to sign off more often from Facebook, but instead use Twitter and Blogging to have a real voice while I'm online. But still enjoy life without a smartphone and laptop near me.
8. Separate my personal life and professional life online. If I'm going to be a professional person online, than I need to have a professional website and keep that separate from my personal website.
Ladies and Gentlemen, recently I read an article called "What I learned about the wired world on jury duty" on RedWriteWeb and it was a wake up call sort of speak. Sometimes in life, we need a wake up call and this article falls into that category when it comes to online. This is a very eye opening article that has left me thinking about my future online as well including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and my blog on RaceDriven.com.
Well that's a good start. Personally I really don't know what 2012 is going to bring me, but I know one thing, I'm really excited about 2012 (the future) and whatever life brings me.