It seems a long time ago, but it was just a moment ago.
In 2020, we were all determined to hurry to see this dreadful end of the year as quickly as possible, with the pandemic raging and hurricanes in southwest Louisiana.
Then came 2021.
Then came a February frost and blackouts, all kinds of rain, Hurricane Ida, the Delta variant and now the Omicron variant.
I don’t know about you but I got it with variations.
What will 2022 bring?
My existence, since adolescence, has always been to set goals for myself, even to write them down and check them off when they are reached.
It reminds me regularly of what has been accomplished and what I have failed, if not failed.
My late father, Edward Joseph Trahan Jr. taught me to set goals, to move forward with massive determination, and to achieve the maximum you can get.
The daily quest is to maximize potential.
As a person of faith, I have taken to heart the scripture of Luke 1:37, which says, “With God nothing is impossible.
Of course, we all have limits, but we all have gifts to use to be the best we can be.
Are we working hard to do our best? Can we honestly say that?
I was told at a young age that getting into broadcasting was a bad decision with little money to make and with a short lifespan.
I was told that the idea of a complete sports website would never be sustainable, with competition from other traditional media and the advent of social networks.
I was told that when SportsNola.com ceases to exist due to the change of management with our former employer, we would close our doors, as we would never be able to fund it in the future.
Have fun. Since you shouldn’t pay much attention to the “experts” who criticize movies, don’t listen to the “watchers” who would place limits and disastrous results on what your dreams are.
With a massive work ethic, believe in yourself and as a dreamer imagine the possibilities, make a plan to realize those possibilities, and keep making them a reality.
Resolutions are always bold, formidable, but will we remain determined to keep the commitments we make?
Besides, how many commitments in life do we meet every hour, every day, every year?
Perhaps it is time to examine our minds, hearts, and souls to determine if we are in that special position of being steadfast in our sincere desire to achieve goals and to make a resolution to do the right things on. on a regular basis.
Of course, not all of these goals will be achieved on occasion, if not frequently, but we must frequently strive to make adjustments and improve.
We are obligated, in the words of Red Redding in “The Shawshank Redemption”, to deal with living or dealing with dying.
Let’s choose the first rather than the second.
We pursue, in the words of one of my primary faith mentors, the concept of dying to live, rather than living to die.
In a world of pain, restrictions, prohibitions, regulations and uncertainty, let’s embrace first and embrace life and all that it has for us, rather than putting ourselves in a position of doing nothing or little, literally or figuratively. and live a foolish life.
One of us will leave this world. Those of us who have faith believe in a life to come, but on this earth, let us make this life worth living.
While we have life, let’s live it seriously, to the fullest, making intelligent and responsible use of every moment possible while working diligently to keep the law and be considerate of others in the process.
I will like to do my job calling games and covering games.
I will enjoy concerts and my love of music.
I will enjoy ministry, leading weekly events, annual events, and being served in church.
I will like to spend time with my family and my friends.
I would like to try to help others, as is the case with a pair of proteges who are currently trying to advance their careers.
I will strive not to judge others inappropriately, but to have an open mind, to be respectful, and to work hard to understand our differences while remaining kind to each other.
I will continue to work hard to provide the best information possible through CrescentCitySports.com and through NASH ICON 106.1 FM.
I will move forward trying to overcome the pandemic, hurricane Ida and other obstacles to restore and revitalize the Saints Hall of Fame Museum.
I will pray daily for peace in our country and in the world.
I will work to get in better shape, better equipped to face the physical challenges of everyday life.
I will work hard to maintain consistency, avoiding gaps while trying to avoid viral variations in approaching work and in how I handle all issues and deal with others.
These are my New Years Resolutions.
Happy New Year to you from Crescent City Sports!