I was stuck for a theme/resolution for this year until the very morning of my birthday Sunday, when I woke up and thought, “If I’m lucky, I’m about halfway through the time I have here. I’d better make it count.”

So there’s the theme for 2016: Make it count. As I told Doc that morning, “I want to do more than just sell things to people and plan what to buy next.” I want to join my sister-in-law the next time she volunteers at the food bank. I want to pull my head out of my phone and look around. I want to resist the temptation to dial it in at work. I want pay attention to my actions and thoughts and make sure they’re putting me where I want to be. And I think I want to get that tattoo I talked about last year.

So here we go! Let’s make it count.