Thursday, December 21, 2017

New Year's Kerouac-olutions for 2018 . . . Not

As usual, here is a report on my 2017 New Year's Kerouac-olutions. There's time left in the year but it's not going to change anything.

Here is this year's list with an update for each entry.

1. Go somewhere with Crystal we've never been 
UPDATE: We spent most of September in France and Italy.
2. Buy Crystal flowers at least once-a-month (a streak)
UPDATE: I blew this one badly.
3. Attend to home repairs (shed, deck, driveway, chimney flashing)
UPDATE: Got the deck repaired and stained. Shed, driveway, chimney = fail.
4. Start acting like a writer (i.e., write)
UPDATE: What a joke. I'm no writer. Writers write.
5. Read something by Kerouac I haven't yet read (e.g., Some of the Dharma, The Unknown Kerouac)
6. Keep The Daily Beat streak going for another year
7. Work out at least twice a week (three if possible)
UPDATE: Been doing well with this goal, especially since Europe. I pretty much go to Planet Fitness every other day. It almost offsets my horrible diet and my drinking.
8. Take a road trip to Pennsylvania and visit Charlie on one leg of the trip (which would satisfy #1)
UPDATE: Visited Charlie, albeit the excuse for the overall trip was the death of my friend, Tom Hoover. We attended his services in Pennsylvania.
9. Visit the California Dales
UPDATE: Fail. We're going to try and make a trip in March.
10. Sing and play guitar more
UPDATE: Probably did this more than last year, but not enough.

I didn't even hang with Richard much, get to Jack's grave, or meditate regularly: all things I mentioned in last year's post as things to do in 2017. Of course, I spent a good part of the summer in severe back pain, finally getting a grip on it via a new chiropractor. But that is an excuse.

"Try? Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try." ~Yoda

For diehards, here is the link to last year's post, which contains links to all previous Kerouac-olution posts:

So, what are my 2018 Kerouac-olutions? 

NONE. NADA. ZIP. Not in the right frame of mind to post a bunch of hoo-haw that won't get done.

No resolutions, no disappointments.

Here's to a non-disappointing year. (What a low bar I have set for myself.)


Anonymous said...

Fantastic plan for 2018, I am right there with you. RM

"You aim high and that's a mighty tough shot
You ain't gonna make it likely as not
You aim high lookin' for the bliss
I aim low but I never miss"

Lonesome Brothers

Roxanne said...

I feel you, man. My only goal for 2018 is "Stay alive."