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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Should old acquaintance be forgot.....

That's the only part of Auld Lang Syne I know, so don't get too excited. Anyway, can you believe it's 200-freakin'-7? Goodness. I remember when this millenium started, and now the first decade is almost three quarters of the way done. Who knew? So 2006 was an up and down year that saw the passing of my grandmother (on July 4th of all days; talk about gaining your independence, she got it from this ridiculous world), saw me getting on a plane for the first time, going to Indianapolis and Detroit in a two week span, and meeting and making some new friends along the way. Not to mention two years ago on this very day, The Post Game Show was created. Boy, hard to believe it's been that long.

As the world of Chris turns, the scale is turning down, as I'm 32 pounds lighter now than I was at this time last year. It could've been much more had I focused while I spent two months of summer at home, but that's what 2007 is going to be about on all levels; focus. My obsession with graduating, getting a job and getting the hell out of Delaware is going to fuel me this year, hopefully to do great things. We shall see. My specific goals for 2007 are as follows (I refuse to call them resolutions, that's jinxing the hell out of yourself before you even begin):

Continue to lose weight.
I've been very fortunate that being without a car has forced me to rediscover walking and taken away my affinity for fast food and snack treats, but the fact that I'm doing it for myself, just to see how I look in a different form, has been a blessing also. Hopefully 2007 will bring more of the same, ride or no ride.

Graduate and become gainfully employed somewhere outside of the Northeast.
I absolutely hate this region and make no bones about it. The people in Delaware are carbon copies of Philly, Jersey, NY, DC and Baltimore, and it's so irritating. Not to mention I hate Philly people for the fact they think they're better, bigger, and badder than anyone else. That can be solved by taking care of business this spring. Something I'm sure that will happen.

Make a decision on how to treat people. You think this would be an easy decision anyone could make; be nice to everyone. Not where I'm concerned. I have a hard time deciphering whether folks can be trusted or not. I wasn't always the best judge of character, and it shows in the fact that I've been burned by folks often, so I'm faced with a crucial decision. Should I just leave people alone, or at least give them a chance? Hmmm...

Try not to put folks on blast as much. If anybody's friends with me on Facebook, chances are you've read my note from December 30th that pretty much ethered the entire campus of Delaware State University. I didn't say any names, but the characteristics of folks were so obvious, I'm surprised nobody wants to fight me yet. So for 2007, I'm going to try and be quiet about the bad I see in people, which is a lot. This might be the hardest goal of all. Especially when it comes to women. They deserve it.

Stop caring what people think and be happy with myself.
Surprisingly, that hasn't been hard to do since I turned 25 a little over three months ago. I think something inside me clicked and said "you're a grown man. Unless these folks are going to pay back that 47 large in student loans you're gonna owe the feds, who are they?" Good question. Who are people with their own personal defects and shortcomings to come at my neck? That's why it's hard to be nice to people and not air them out. But as long as I'm happy with Chris, that's all that matters. And right now I'm pretty happy.

4 Comments:

  • At 10:59 PM, Blogger jameil1922 said…

    "Especially when it comes to women. They deserve it." bitter is not a good look. i have more to say but i'll be back.

    get it 32 lbs! that's hot.

     
  • At 1:40 AM, Blogger jameil1922 said…

    it will not hurt you to speak to people. HOWEVER it may prove negative in the long run to straight ignore folk. you don't ha ve to be buddy buddy. when people first meet me they think i'm quiet b/c i'm not the one to be grinning up in your face. i'm not surly, i'm just guarded. you don't have to put your heart on your sleeve to not be a jerk.

     
  • At 7:03 PM, Blogger Duck said…

    Hey hey hey! Carbon copies in DC???

    Get it together, Stevens.

    :-)

     
  • At 3:17 AM, Anonymous CNEL said…

    1) What's wrong wit Bmore?

    Carbon copies? Huh.

    2) That 32 lbs is impressive.

    3) I'm in favor of giving people chances to impress me, or not impress me. But that's where that old saying comes into play, "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me." Or something of that sort.

    4) I'm all for moving forward and personal growth.

    5) Good lucking with making your truth come to life.

     

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