it's a new year, and proximity to those resolving to improve their life and step into the next 365 days has me feeling the extra kick to do the same. osmosis stimulus. while undoubtably beneficial, i find the compartmentalization of time an arbitrary and potentially discouraging distillation. there are times when i'm productive, and times when i'm not. times of clarity and times of confusion. instead of waiting for the clock to force us into a sense of a fresh beginning, i choose to let the sum of my efforts and time accumulate as a whole. read, create, listen and accept challenges. having a rounded total existence, learning from mishaps and mistakes as they happen as opposed to setting a deadline to remedy my faults. i choose to embrace them.