This feels massively belated. (It’s not even Thursday. Christ!) It had already been three days into 2014. But the last year has been blissful to me–the blessings I have received and returned, wisdom I have discovered and new friends I have made–I’d feel an asshole not to look back and appreciate.
The first half of the year is completely uneventful and that will always suck, but the latter is a major change. I’m now handling (and surprisingly well!) a business that you might shrug off, but I’d press STFU, for I’m proud of it. Yes. I went into Network Marketing. You’ve heard it. The penniless writer will be completely a work of fiction now, because he has his own business now, and he doesn’t care at all how you’ll pfffftt it off now.
I will always be a creator–a thrill I would never forget–I just choose to do it when I have the luxury. I hope no asshole will judge me for this decision. And even if there was, I’d choose to shrug it off in my future, hipsterish cardigans.
Because I have written a short story for you, “This Little Piggy,” and I’m quite embarrassed by it, but I published it anyway. So there’s that. A new, much longer story called “Desolate” will be published (via Amazon Kindle, for free if possible) this January, with which I hope I don’t cause nausea.
So don’t moan like a sexual predator. I’m 100% committed to my business, but something still possesses me to write every once in a while. Hopefully the short story collection “The Night Knows” will be completed soon enough, so you won’t act like a vagina. (Hihi, I just said it.)
I’ve also made significant changes to my film blog, “Film Police” (now read: film [pu·lis]) which is now envisioned to bring together cinephiles from all over the world. So good luck with that. I’m finding contributors to help though, so even without me, the blog will still supplement its readers. Again, 100% commitment to my business–because, that’s how I roll this 2014, and the subsequent years, I aim.
And ultimately, I’ve became closer to family, friends and business partners. I learned to “participate” more. So, if this appreciation tells something, I’d say I’ve become better in every sense of the word.
I thank you–yes you, who wandered off and got here and started reading–for being my silent companions in this journey. There’s a whole year to look forward to, so stay like that. Or not. I’d love to hear from you all.