The truth is, we don't know what the next ten years will bring. Growth and change are also not mandatory. Yet the process of development is so much fun that I fear no longer developing.
Despite my desire to develop, I am afraid to publicly mention my goals (New Year's resolutions) for 2014. Anytime goals are mentioned to some extent they seem conceited. Like if I said I wanted to pay off my student loans in 2014 one could argue it must be nice to have so few loans. To be honest, it is nice to have a fraction of the loans others have. Yet the $400 per month I pay is annoying and I would like to pay them off. I could also say I want to arrive at June with no frostbite or brain damage from Everest and one could say I am an idiot for even putting myself in the position to get hurt like that. I suppose that the haters are right, but without opening yourself to vulnerability of getting hurt it is hard to have really fulfilling experiences, wether that is climbing a mountain or in a relationship or leading something.
2014 seems to be starting off on a quiet note, but I think it will be a memorable one for life changing events.