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Counting Blessings

Apologies in advance (and retrospect,actually) for the sparseness of the posts thus far.  It's not intentional. OK, actually maybe it is.

This really isn't any huge earth shattering kind of update (sorry if your hopes were up). This is more of a declaration of intent.

I have set myself up to have 2010 be my year to 'finish' things. Said "things" include the Crapumentary, various other shorts I've written but not shot, short stories, manuscripts, things at ICC that I need to get finished. This also includes jamming more....finally taking guitar lessons...shooting more photos...writing more music/songs...MAYBE getting back in to some kind of band scenario. It's my year to finish things.

I need to close some chapters before I plan on opening any more 'big things' (because there are a ishtload of things on my 'big plans for the future list'). It may take 2010 AND 2011 to finish these things-heck maybe even 2112 (assuming the Mayans were wrong)..and I'm OK with that. These aren't resolutions. These are goals that I need to reach before I make more plans/goals.

There is one exception to this. The Blessings Book. I've decided to go through and put together a book (or blog, the delivery is up in the air at this point) where I take the initials of someone I know, that's currently in my life, whether through FB, real life, work, whatever and I write a paragraph or 3 or 10 about how they have blessed me or been a blessing in my life.   Some of these will come rather easily, some will be quite difficult, I'm sure. But I have no doubt that everyone in my life is there for a reason. And maybe something like this will help me put things in to perspective.  I have to be honest, I'm nervous, and incredibly excited about this project.  I figure if I use initials only, I can avoid embarrassing the person and also be a little freer with what I say. I may even go to a numbering system and just keep the translation table in another file (I haven't thought that far ahead yet). But i do eventually want to share each piece with the person it refers to. In the same way that my heart is filled with warmth and happiness when I know I've helped someone in some way big or small.

So...that's one more item on the 'Finish strong' list for this year...this season in my life.

Hope y'all come along for the ride....some of you may have bigger parts to play than you think. :-)


Todd Skaggs
Harbinger of Creativity for the Masses.


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