Every December, I sit back and think about everything that has taken place so I have some feeling that I actually did something this year, and didn’t just let it float by. Living up in Montana, I know there is not as much that you can do…..as opposed to a larger metropolis where there are usually more things to do. Well…..if you have enough money, that is.
I tried to start writing again, but I need to find a reliable portable device that I can work on such projects, since computer availability is a bit in short supply on a moment’s notice, and creative thoughts can be as fleeting as the wind more often than not. I haven’t done any new computer-generated art projects for the same reason. Who knew I would actually rely on a need to acquire something like that for so many things. It’s not even really cost-effective for me to build one, although I have been told by some good friends that they could build me one for a good price. Now if I just had the funds available all at once to kick that project off.
I had a couple of websites going for a while, but with the plethora of social media outlets available to upload stuff to on a whim, the thought of maintaining a website seemed to be less and less important to me – because I could convey my expressions so much faster using other methods. Funny how that perception has changed in my mind in a relatively short amount of time.
Family life seems to be one of the few good constants in my life these days, other than faith and friends (I find those three F’s very important). Any day I see my family smiling and happy about life in general, it feels really good. I still miss the family life I had growing up, but now I have my own family to take care of, and it’s a blessed feeling too!
I love music – always have and always will, so now I’m learning to play it. I finally acquired a nice clarinet, and really enjoy learning in it. My goal is to be able to learn all of the notes and where they are, and then to start learning to play songs from regular song books. If I knew then what I know now, I would have started playing it when I was in school rather than the tuba. What was I thinking back then? What matters is now I have the one I really enjoy.
I still play video games – that will probably never change – just the systems and games will evolve. I still have my classic favorites though. It’s something I can do alone or with others. I also play tabletop games sometimes too, along with card games. The main thing is to enjoy playing.
What will next year bring? More playing music, spending time with family and friends, and lots of games of course. I hope to even get more work done on my book. I guess we will see what we will see. Merry Christmas everyone!