To. . .
I can't say it.
"You can't say what?"
I want to say "start anew" or "make a fresh commitment" to something or other or "rethink how you want to live".
"What's so bad about that?"
Because it seems sad that we've grown accustomed to making so-called "resolutions" at the turning of the year.
"Again, what's so bad about that?"
Why just once a year? Why not renew those commitments every day? Why do we set ourselves up for big achievements in full knowledge that we're likely to fail?
"I don't see it that way. I think it's OK to have a specific day of the year that we set aside for being reflective. For example, I know you want to go to the gym more often in 2009."
"And I know that I want to be less critical of your writing."
Aww, that's awfully nice of you.
"I didn't say I'd stop being critical. Just less so."
Still, that's a step in the right direction. I'd also like to get back to writing on ack/nak more often.
"That'd be nice."
And I'd really like to get The Bob Swami Show on a regular production schedule.
"I'm glad to hear that. The best way to build an audience is consistency."
I think it could be really big once I have a few more episodes in the can. And. . . and I think I'd like to do more voice-over work in 2009.
"You still do voice-overs?"
Since my agent and I "parted ways", it's been harder, but yes, I still do. Mostly industrial stuff like demos and training videos, and some narration.
"What else would you like to accomplish in 2009?"
Well, from a product management perspective, I want to focus more on the go-to-market part of the business, now that I feel like I've got the back-office part under control.
Other than "be nice", no, I think that about does it.
"Good luck to you then."
(And to you, Dear Reader, I hope your hangover isn't too terrible, and I wish you everything good in life in 2009.)