New Year

Well, here we are now in 2009. One more year until my 20th high school reunion, which I will most likely count myself out of. I have no desire to go back to that shit.

A new year means new movies to make, goals to achieve, books to read, concerts to see and movies to watch.

I don't usually set any kind of resolutions on New Year's, but this year I've just resolved to be a better person. A better man.

I'm in a great place in my life. My job is good. I feel complete, which is something that I hadn't felt in a long time. I think that the changes I made to my life had to be made. I lied to myself about where I was and about where my life was going. And in the process, I not only lost my direction in my family life, but in my personal life too. Over the course of the last few months, I've been able to really find myself and feel more secure about who I am, where I'm going and who I want by my side.

Its weird to be posting again after so long. I've wanted to come on here and spill my guts, but it just didn't feel right.

I'm a 9 to 6 worker now. A daywalker. I have evenings free and weekends off. My work is now in a better place too. I've started to really retool my craft and find myself designing some really great pages. And it helps that I have an entire week to mull my stuff over. Reminds me of being at the ad agency years ago. Except without all the crying from our boss and the uncashable paychecks.

I also get to review DVDs and have a blog I share with a coworker. We both do it for free, working only to keep the movies we review. Actually, we review the extras- the special features. And we don't always get the ones we want, but most often, we get a good selection. Its hard work. Much harder than I had anticipated it would be. I guess I always took a critic's job for granted and now I do it so often that I feel better about my writing. I try to write with a tongue-in-cheek style that's funny and informative.

I've gone down to visit with the family in Corpus Christi. I was there for Christmas with Denna. It was a good time. Got to see my dog, Domino. I miss that goofy, fat bastard. We were only there for a few days, part of which my brother was there for too.

My folks finally finished the kitchen they had started on all those years ago. New stove hood, new sinks and granite counter tops. They're in the market for a new fridge and dishwasher to complete the room.

I've kind of been out of the scene since last summer. I feel like I should be back with greater force, but right now things are tight monetarily. I've got to projects that I'm gonna need a little funding for, so I'll have to save and scrape what I can. Which will mean that I won't be able to shoot anytime soon.

Denna and I are doing great. Better than great. Its not always easy. We have our rough patches from time to time, but we're learning to talk about things and to be as open and receptive to everything. Its sometimes difficult for the both of us to come clean about stuff, but in the end, we're better for it. I'm determined not to make the same mistakes I made before. She is too. Which is really lending itself for lots of good communication. We aren't perfect, nor do we wish to be. We just want to get it right.

There's a lot more to tell. And the year has just begun. I have lots of great feelings about this year. I think its going to be a great one.

Cheers and good tidings to all!


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