2020 Resolutions

Happy New Year to one and all. I hope 2020 is the best year yet for everyone. Yes, there will be highs and lows, challenges and times to cherish, they are all part of life. As I get older, I find that what matters the most is how I react to and see situations, people and events more than what is actually occurring.

A beautiful view to start the New Year

For all of us, I hope that in 2020 we stop and maybe take a look at what we are seeing, doing or what we think is being done to us from a different perspective, even if it is just for a moment. Who knows we might not always be as correct about things as we think we are.

2020 Where Do I Go From Here


For the most part, I am happy with the direction my life is taking as I enter into my 63rd year on this little blue marble.

In the past, I have tried resolutions, specific goals and all the other falderal that goes along with saying that we are changing our lives to start a new year - none of them seem to fit the direction I am going in life now that I have retired.

Yeah, finally I am going to say it, I am retired.

I don't plan on going back into the workforce and I am going to work hard at being healthy, making my relationships with others better and enjoying each day that I have left. Whether that time is measured in hours or decades.

To be blunt, I don't really want to change a lot, at this point in my life it is more about tweaking a few things, but focusing on how to keep making 2020 a little better each day and riding out the challenges that will come over the course of the coming year.

My goals, if you want to call them goals for 2020 are going to be simple this year.


  1. Enjoy the life that I have and continue to move forward from there.
  2. Smile and laugh more.
  3. Do more things that challenge me every day (physically and mentally).
  4. Run some miles faster, but mostly run slower and focus on enjoying my running.
  5. Read more and not the same genres as usual.
  6. Write about what I want to write about.
  7. Remain frugal in most things.
  8. Be and stay humble.
  9. Think and look outside the box more often.
  10. Most of all be me.


Pretty simple, no long-winded explanations of how or what I mean by each one (although I will probably write something about each one as the year goes on), no writing S.M.A.R.T. goals that can also limit living life and I am not worried about attempting to measure so many things that it results in measuring the joy out of living.

Yeah, though I would like to step on the scale next January 1st and be under 155. hehehehe

Otherwise - I wish everyone a Happy New Year and may it be the best year of your lives so far.

Originally posted on Aging - My Thoughts and written by Harold L. Shaw.

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