Just being me

In which I look forward to the new year.

Person drinking a small cup of espresso coffee

2015 has started to leave, as I type this parts of the globe are already taking part in 2016 yet I still wait for the calendar on my desk to become obsolete. As the new year approaches I normally have this feeling that it will be no different to any I have experienced before.

Every year seemed to be an Annus hic ut prius, with the promise of change and the disappointment that I wasn’t able to do anything in the last twelve months. A time to reflect on another three hundred and sixty-five days of wasted opportunities, so if I had the chance to become someone else next year and alter myself utterly I think I will choose to stay the same of me.

I’ve worked hard to just be me, especially in the last few years. I’m not going to throw away all the stress and pain of a wedding, immigration, house moves and children just to have the chance to be somebody else. I’m quite looking forward to seeing the outcome of my endeavours.

I could become a president or celebrity, but the there are no guarantees that would be better. I’m not sure that it would be better at the moment. Simply having stuff like wealth and fame is not the most important thing. Sure money can buy you things that make you happy, and although I am pretty tired after another sleepless night I don’t think I would swap it for seven hours sleep in a lonely bed.

I plan to have a bit of a relaxing year in 2016 and try to avoid the big life events that I have been cramming in, I’m moving job again in January but that decision was made before Christmas so it doesn’t count. Nor does the matter of Child #2. Instead I am going to reap all the seeds I have been sowing. I am going to enjoy being lil’ old me for a change and not try to be someone else.

That’s it for 2015, have a great New Year and see you in 2016…also that would be ‘A Post a Day!’


Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? You can choose to be anyone alive today, or someone gone long ago. If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.

Source: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow

Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

8 thoughts on “Just being me”

  1. I couldn’t agree more, Geek, but you have put it more persoanlly and interestingly than my abstract expression of exactly the same attitude. Happy New Year. I look forward to another year with the Feliciraptor and the new addition to her family!


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