I will be writing on my blog everyday for the month of January. To risk sounding quite predictable and rather cliche, I have (obviously) announced these future efforts in this first posting of the new month – and year. It is my intention that this will continue in the months to come.

Starting anything after ten days away from the city – and from work – is seemingly difficult. Like most, who have taken the liberty of napping one or twice a day and sampling their favorite shoppes and flavors of home on vacation, I find tomorrow’s day anxiously anticipated but accepted. It is likely that I will be tired from spending eight or nine hours back in the office, and it is likely that I will explore my fatigue in tomorrow evening’s post.

I think that I have proclaimed predictability due to a growing insecurity that my month of writing will be just that. With only 17 prior posts to support this endeavor, it will take just over two weeks to surpass this creative sprawl of 2007 (and 2006).

Today my mother wished me a Happy New Year with Thoreau: If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Leaving predictability, I find a further assertion that what I have presented this past year has no sturdy foundation, and in many ways, I have felt this about my life – in it’s entirety. Each component is represented, yet they don’t seem to go quite right with one another… Perhaps I’ll find the thought or two to settle a lofty crowd.

Bottom’s up. Good morning 2008.