I was only in the pub with the band playing a New Year’s gig last night, when caught saying something like: “I don’t make resolutions - you can make changes at any time of the year…”
As you can tell, I’m not really one for resolutions, but when a bad habit happens too often, and you’re aware enough to realise that you can break that habit, that’s a good point right there to do something about it.
My overriding feeling/emotion/whatever you want to call it, in 2012, has been anxiety. For people that haven’t suffered from it in an acute form, it’s such a difficult thing to explain. People always think there’s a reason why you feel it, but sometimes there isn’t. Sometimes it comes on out of nowhere and is really hard to shift. You just have to wait it out more often than now.
Therefore, my first resolution for 2013 is to work on overriding the feeling when it comes, and to generally worry less about everyday things that I have no power over.
My second resolution is to really make 2013 a great year musically. This means working with more musicians, singers and writers. Writing more of my own music, continuing my journey on guitar, bass, drums and singing. Maybe even take up a new instrument.
I want 2013 to be the year I look back on in the future and say that’s the year it happened. The work starts now.
Good luck with your resolutions if you’ve made any, and make 2013 the year it happened for you too.