Clean Slate

Life really needs a reset button doesn’t it? We’ve made mistakes — tons of them. From saying the wrong things to doing the wrong things — some result in embarrassing moments and other times life changing moments. It could go either way. In most cases we can kind of brush off the repercussions; however, there are some cases when a mistake is so terrible we can’t just walk away from it. We could end up losing a relationship, job or even our lives (cue the dramatic music).

Wouldn’t it be great if we could Edit > Undo everything? Like we fail a test — Edit > Undo. We eat an entire thing of cake — Edit > Undo. We stop going to the gym for a year — Edit > Undo. We drop a monitor out of a 15 floor window — Edit > Undo. You get the picture. We could almost start things off with on a clean slate. No evidence of our stupidity and no awkward moments. It would be glorious.

Unfortunately life doesn’t give us that luxury (at least not yet — yay for time travel). We have to face the consequences of our actions and kind of have to hope for the best. At best we can learn from our mistakes and make sure it doesn’t happen again. One of life’s great gifts: [expensive] life lessons.

If you haven’t already guessed it this is my “New Year’s” post — most people need a specific time to get there shit together and they usually pick the end of a year and the beginning of a new one to do it. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t fall into that cliche. Every year I think this is the year that it all changes and I’m gonna be fit as a fiddle and save every dime and buy a million dollar house. But reality slowly sets in and other more important things come up and before you know it you’re at the end of the year making the same resolutions.

So although I do fall into the cliche, I’m not an idiot. I don’t expect this year to actually be the year everything suddenly makes sense. All I can hope for is the best and hope everything kinda-sorta falls into place.

I’ve been dreading this post. Because after I post it I’m almost obligated to start making things better for myself (it’s been a rough start). You probably already know this about me but I’d rather eat an entire tub of ice cream than to confront my problems. Unfortunately I’ve run out of ice cream.

So good luck to everyone (including myself) — here’s to a New Year and a clean slate!

PS. Every year me and a buddy of mine make a statement for the new year — almost like a resolution but more of a guideline/words to live by for the next year. This year it’s to make bold moves and decisions. Forget being safe and becoming stale in the same spot you’ve always been. Just go out and do things you wouldn’t dream of ever doing. Because sometimes we have to push ourselves off a cliff before we can really fly.

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