I know, I know, we all say the same crap every year. X, Y and Z are my resolutions, and I am totally sticking to them this year. I'm going to the gym every day, or I'm not drinking at all this year. We do this to ourselves every year. I'm no different. I've given things up, sworn things off, and told myself I would do this and that, and it would last for a week, maybe two, and I'd be right back to the old Mark again in no time at all. Well, this year is different. Wait, before you say what you are thinking, and I know what you are thinking, I really mean it this time. See, this year is a little different.
As many of you know, Nichole and I lead very busy lives. We are involved in as much as we can get our hands on. Politics, sports, work and everything in between are fair game to us. We love being on the go. For example, I'm writing this while simultaneously preparing for an audit, at the office, at 7:30 at night, while Nichole is hanging out with her little sister (Nichole is a big sister as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters). There is no such thing as downtime to us, and we prefer it that way. Well, this year is going to be even worse, or better, depending on how you view things. See, we have dubbed 2012 as the year of MSH. What is MSH you ask? Make Shit Happen.
We work hard, play hard, and get every ounce out of life. That said, we continue to want more. I have always been a hard worker that is seldom heard from. I have always kept to myself at work, and just did my thing and chugged along. Well, no more. There are many changes happening at my office, and I'm going to be involved in every aspect of everything that happens going forward. I'm not only going to be the first to volunteer for things, I'm going to kick ass at it as well. I want to get more involved in the community, more involved in the workplace, and more involved with my family. I want to go to bed every evening absolutely exhausted from an amazing day of making shit happen.
See, when I was growing up, I dreamed of becoming the next Larry Bird. I was going to play professional basketball for the Boston Celtics, and I was going to be living the dream. Well, things didn't work out quite like that, but just because I'm not dropping 24 points a night and grabbing 10 rebounds, doesn't mean I'm not capable of living the dream. If I continue to push myself and work my tail off, I will be able to accomplish even more than I dreamed of. There are things I can do to make myself a better father, a better husband, and a better professional, and that is just what I plan on doing. Watch out world, I'm taking over. 2012 will be the year of MSH, I'm just saying...