"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Year in Review

2009 was one of the hardest years in the last decade but even so, I still managed to book seven different projects, write my own webseries, completely redo my team by firing my manager and signing with a new great commercial agency, get new headshots, and attend the soul-changing Burning Man with some fantastic people.

I also discovered Farmville. Which, if you do not know what that is, promise me you'll never bother to find out, because it's a pointless time suck.

I am saying goodbye to this year while sick. Sore throat, terrible sinus pressure, headache, body aches, tired, and I feel like it's my body saying adios! to one hell of a year. My entire body has had it and is sick of 2009!

2010 is going to be better, not only because it has to be, but because I doubt it could get any worse. And although I have a lot to be thankful for, and AM thankful for, mind you, I am also looking forward to 2010 because we all are. We are all awaiting a fresh start, new ideas, new projects, new friends. There is so much to be done in the next 365 days, and I hope we all remember to take a memory snapshot of every happy moment, to tell our loved ones that they are loved, and to be happy with who we are because we've spent an entire lifetime becoming the person we are today.

May 2010 be your most successful and happiest year yet.


  1. Right back at ya...people keep asking me how I can be sure that 2010 won't suck as hard as 2009 did. And I tell them...if I don't get divorced in 2010 then I'm already doing better than I did in 2009.

    I love you so much and I'm so glad to hear that you are looking forward to 2010, reflecting and being grateful for 2009...but I am so sorry that you aren't feeling well. :(

  2. AMEN. Couldn't have said it better myself.

    Hope you're feeling better, and here's to an awesome, productive, incredibly successful new decade, filled with joy, love, and blessings for all of us!

  3. I have so much faith in you: I'm sure 2010 will be even better than 2009.
    You forgot to include that you started working on your first bestseller, too!


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