It’s that time when New Year resolutions are made and hopefully accomplished. For me it’s about getting back to my passions. The majority of 2010 was focused on taking care of my parents and their health issues. By the end of the year the health issues seemed to improved and my siblings and I seemed to be able to back to our own lives. But how do we do that after so many months making sure our parents received the best care and see that their needs were met. It takes some real effort and focus on our part. All of us put our needs second in order to take care of our parents. Each of us are finding our own little ways to get back into our lives and doing what we need to do in order to stay mentally and physically healthy. For me it’s about getting back to my passion of writing about the things that (hopefully) make the world a better and happier place to live.
While taking care of my parents I continued to read and do research on environmental issues, poverty and other issues that face Native Americans, the Vietnam War, and events such as a full lunar eclipse, the solstice & equinox.
My interest in world events, cultures, traditions, and history drives me to passionately learn about them. Some topics my friends, family, and readers find boring while other topics inspires those I talk with or read my writings. For this reason I feel I need to get back to what my world is about.
I do have a full life, one I wouldn’t trade with anyone. I try to live my life without regrets by turning bad decisions into learning lessons. Through the last year I learned the importance of living in the now/the moment and not rush to the next moment. Enjoying the moment for me is what brings me peace and appreciation for what I have.
I am a great admirer of Henry David Thoreau. He spent his life resisting the influences of bad government and refused to conform with the majority. He stated the following: