Over the hump

I’ve been inspired to make 2010 about experiences.  The positive kind of course.  The kind that you look back on around December 31st and think “Wow…that was incredible”.

I’ve was originally inspired to make this promise to myself after reading a post from Merlin Mann on twitter:

Merlin Mann Tweet

As a productivity addict I tend to spend a great deal of time searching for the method and far less time on the action so this tweet hit home for me.  And then a few days ago I read this on Neil Gaimen’s blog:

For me, 2009 has been unquestionably the best and strangest year of my life, with many enormous highs and one huge low — highs such as the Newbery, the Coraline movie, the low being my father dying so suddenly and unexpectedly — but the biggest change of all was finding myself in a real relationship for the first time in a very long time, and with someone who loves me and makes me ridiculously happy, and who has me doing things I would never normally do, like finding myself in a Boston concert hall with a lethal musical instrument on New Year’s Eve. And none of it, the good bits or the rough, would have been as easy without the support of my children.

You don’t get many years like this in a life, and I am both aware of this, and amazingly grateful.

Reading this created an intense desire to make this year for me like Neil’s year.  For me, this blog is a start.  It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a year but kept putting off.   I plan to use this blog as a laboratory of sorts.  A place to flex my creative muscles and experiment with a ton of ideas I’ve had over the past year.

Even though I am finishing this at 4 in the morning and will probably be a little slow tomorrow, the satisfaction will more than wake up for the lack of sleep.  I’m looking forward to see what I post on January 31st 2010 and see where I have landed.