What Do You Plan to Do With the Next 365 Days?

December 20, 2013

I have always loved the feeling of exploration.

It’s too bad I missed the Age of Exploration.  I always enjoy the feeling of finding a new frontier, the feeling of discovering something.  Maybe it’s a place or a book or even a new food.

And what’s even better than discovering new things is sharing them.  I love telling people about some new thing I’ve found or learned or seen or tasted.

People say that social media is actually harming us in some ways.  I think one of those ways may be that our drive for discovery is atrophying.  We have a world at our fingertips, but all we want to do is turn the world into a stage so we can be discovered by everyone else.  I think many of us feel like we are living as buried treasure, desperate to be found.

Most of my students do not know our city beyond their neighborhood.  I think that’s sad.  Much of our culture would rather silence people they disagree with than engage with them.  That’s sad too.  People fall out of love with each other when they think they know everything about that person.  That’s really sad.  We think we have discovered everything, that there is nothing left to find out, no one has anything worth teaching us.

You know what?

I don’t think so.

This is what I’m doing with 2014.


I’m finding new frontiers.  I hope you are too.

Thank you so much for being my friends this year, on this road of discovery.  I sincerely hope each of you has a wonderful holiday season.  I will see you again early in January.

2 responses to What Do You Plan to Do With the Next 365 Days?

  1. The same thing I did with the last 365…this and that…and every now and then, the other thing.
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  2. I don’t generally hold with making goals for the whole year in one day, or even in a week. However, there are a few things on my bucket list that I want to check off before the clock turns and the year reads ’15.
    – get published
    – find a new best friend
    – learn to cook
    Three is enough for me. I guess I just wanted to share that with someone.