Thursday, December 31, 2009
Happy New Year!!!
Like many of you, I'm taking a few minutes to reflect on the year that was. Specifically in terms of how things have changed since I decided to start my website and join this amazing community. For those of you "on the outside looking in" (ie, who aren't blogging yourselves) I encourage you to at least consider it, because once you've taken that leap you'll probably find that life won't be the same again.
One of the biggest benefits has been the inspiration to resume writing. This has been a great motivator for me; to my way of thinking once you develop any sort of following you have a certain degree of obligation to your readers. Our lives are all different and most of us don't have as much time to devote as we'd like, but I've tried to stay fairly consistent. I will however never write anything that's 'filler' just because I think it's expected. If I haven't been happy with it I haven't posted it.
Anyway I'm getting a bit side-tracked here because the real focus of this post is on you guys. I've met many people from all over the world, which I expected, but what I never expected was the friendships that would develop along the way. It's been an amazing ride.
I feel better about life than I ever did. This year was so much better than last, and some of it is attributable to you (you know who you are). My one regret is that I'll never meet most of you, however that's just geography and as corny as it may sound I carry you with me.
So...for you whose gaze I shall never reflect, your hand not to shake, or shoulders hug. Our hearts, minds and souls have met through these wires, across cities and over oceans. And I feel so, so blessed to have met each and every one of you.
Happy New Year everyone!!
PS: I have a few things up my sleeve, and plan to make things more interesting in the coming year.