Wait. How about, I'm here! Something along the lines of "let's do this" can be thrown in there as well. Let's see if we can start this new year with a more positive outlook, eh?

I've always regarded myself as a realist. Constantly giving myself excuses as to why the glass is more empty than full by saying things like "well, that's just how things are right now" or "it keeps me from being disappointed in everything", down to "shut up asshole, I'm a realist not a pessimist." Then I realized I'm a pessimist. I think it's time to stop pissing my friends off so much by pointing out the bads, and maybe try their way of looking more at the goods.

It's not like my life is bad. I have a mortgage and a car payment. I have a loving wife and animals that are (almost too) loyal. We make enough cash to make ends meet. I'm doing better, per the census, than a whole shitton of other people in this nation. So why fret? Well it usually boils down to things like not being able to afford some beer, or not getting the latest (insert media thing here) on release day, or some other completely pointless crap. These aren't things to get pissed off about. These are things that are luxuries. Sure it'd be nice to have, but I'm not going to lose my house because I couldn't get a 30-pack of PBR for the weekend follies.

So there's my New Year's Resolution. Or, just my resolution, as I shouldn't consider this a thing to attempt and shrug off later like so many discarded gym memberships. I'm making this a thing. I'll do what I can to be more optimistic in life, because hell I'm gonna die young anyway so I may as well get the best out of it I can.

Also, I attempted being optimistic earlier this week as a trial run. It's put me in the running for a six-figure job. I'm not going to complain :)