Epic Fail

2009 was rough. I graduated, I went to Europe, and suffered through many epic fails. A few involving a roommate and a few more involving those I love. I have faith that everything will work out, the universe will re-align to a happier, more coordinated axis. This thought, along with the knowledge that there are even more epic failures out there, makes me love the universe again.

I can empathize.

So now on to 2010 . There are many resolutions floating about, a few have made it to the tide, many others have been eaten by predators. The few that will mature to see February are incubated by the caring, tenacious hands of the strong willed. Weight loss, recycling, learning a new language, going back to school, blogging consistently (meh, close enough), finishing that novel and those are just on my list. Resolutions most likely originated from the practice of self reflection at the turn of the new year. It was a general practice shared all around the Fertile Crescent and in most cultures. I suppose the passing of another year, led to thoughts of mortality and the afterlife looming ever nearer. Ah, yes thoughts of death inspiring betterment of self to insure a more enjoyable afterlife. Here are some facts for you to help:

  • Resolutions have been around forever, but don't last.
  • A little under 50% of resolutions make it six months.
  • You say 2010 as Twenty Ten. Think of how we said 1999 or 1812.
  • 7-8 countries end in -stan: Afghanistan, Hindustan (India),Kazakhstan, Kyrghystan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
  • "stan" means land.
Happy New Year.