I got to talking with an ex-girlfriend last night, and the conversation got around to being the best person you can be, and knowing that that's enough. (After helping her work on a position paper in favor of CCW on university campuses, YAY!)
It got me thinking while I was logging windshield time today. I noticed a while back that I haven't done the things that made me happy in a long while. My bass is sitting in the same place I left it when I brought it in after Christmas. I replaced a 3-year-old leader and tippet on my fly rod last week. I've been to the range all of twice this year. I've been wound tighter than a clock spring for a year or more. I attributed a large part of that to the new job, stress, and planning a wedding. Looking at it now, I know that I have to actively make the time to do those things. Therefore, I declare 2010 to be the year of me.
I plan to spend a good portion of my free time doing the things that help me relax and be healthy. This will make me a better boss, a better friend, a better husband (and hopefully a better father in the not-to-distant future), and an all-around man. I'm blessed with the love of a wonderful woman, and I owe it to her to repay that love by being the best partner to her I can. Hopefully this means making more music, spending time camping and fishing, and maybe doing a bit more reading. I'll try to blog more, too. I promise.
I'm starting by keeping a resolution. Barring bad weather, I'll be shooting my first USPSA match on Sunday. Which reminds me, I need to do a writeup on the gun I'll be running.