Looking back and not liking what I see.
Hey, gang. Hope everyone had a good Christmas. Mine went well, it felt kind of weird considering it was well over 50 degrees outside and not a lick of snow on the ground during Christmas, but things seemed to have evened out as today here in Maine we got dumped on with a nice layer of the white stuff. Man your shovels.
So it’s a few days away from New Year’s and like most it’s a time to look back and reflect. And I have to be honest, I’m not the type to look back on my 2015 too fondly. It’s just my nature to look back on the year and see a lot of things that didn’t go my way.
There were good points for me. I did get another book written. Things haven’t gone as I hoped in sales, but I’m still proud to be able to have written and finished it to be able to release. No matter what, it is something I was able to accomplish and put my name to it.
I was also able to add Japanator to my list of places I write for. Along with contusing to write for this article as well as Tomopop, I am able to use the medium to work my craft and bring these articles out to people. Am I set and get paid lots of money? Fuck no. But I’m at least able to have a forum to write and be read.
So yeah, I’m not where I want to be with things, let alone where I need to be. And I’m not going to lie to any of you and say “golly gee. I’m just going to work harder” because working harder isn’t going to get me anywhere if no one notices. I need to change things and that is ideally what the new year can be about. Look at what didn’t work out in the past and find different ways to make things happen. Just because the year is coming to an end doesn’t mean everything else stops.
So with that, I hold some hope for the incoming year. I’m going to keep plugging away to make what I do work for me and make more of my living off of. Keep looking for different opportunities to show people what I can do and more avenues to get me to the places I want to be.
So, if you are like me and looking back doesn’t fill you with warm and fuzzy feelings of the last 12 months, then take the new year to signal a fresh start to try new things, look in different places to create opportunities for yourself and even if you feel like shit about the world that has been built around you, to not give up trying to make your world and YOU better, no matter what a calendar says.
So may you all have a prosperous and better 2016 than this past year.
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