Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Fresh Start

Ahhh, another New Year.  Countless "resolutions".  Seems the New Year allows us to "re-boot" and consider the previous years accomplishments...within the shadow of new and exciting possibilities for the coming year.  I would like to say I am above such things, but I'm not.  I am just like the rest of you, hopeful, a bit more optimistic and "determined" to get a few things done.

My family and I had a very nice Christmas and a happy New Years celebration.  December proved to be a bit of a challenge both mentally and physically though. 

The Police Department was considering (still is ) laying off between 50-100 Police Officers at the beginning of this year.  That has been temporarily "resolved" but the likelyhood of some layoffs between now and next January seem more likely than not.  While the layoff's would not have affected me personally, it was stressful to see people I care about being placed in a precarious situation right before Christmas.  It was stressful for all of us, and especially for the younger Officers.

I underwent knee surgery in December as well, and between the injury and the recovery from the surgery, I was laid up or limping  around for the better part of a month or more.  Everything seems to have gone well, and I am back to work and trying to get my lame legs strong again!

Goals...resolutions you ask?  Yeah, I have a few, but I wont bore you with them.

I am looking forward to a few new adventures this year, a family vacation that has yet to be determined and perhaps a bit more photography than last year.  I have a few projects going as we speak, but I will post more about them when they are complete!

I wish you all a very healthy and happy New Year.  It looks like we are starting this year out with some ice and snow!!

Godspeed on your fresh start and your goals for 2012!