... and a new one just begun. Happy New Year!
This time of year is ripe for reflection, tradition, and thoughts of days of yore. Just last night I was doing some after-holiday cleanup and found a stockpile of old pictures, which subsequently led me down a memory hole. I believe in reflection. Time to examine what has made us. So, you are who you are. What now?
Let's put a pin in that line of thought for a sec and do a little reflecting of our own. 2015 was quite a year. Our nation's capital city (among others) legalized marijuana, we're in the midst of a new civil rights movement, gay marriage is finally legal AND endorsed by the Pope, there's shit on Mars, music comes out on Friday's now, and Star Wars is back! Yet, some things remain the same. California's still on fire and people in the middle east can't decide who's God is better.
Much like the word conspiracy, (people make plans; or conspire, to do things all the time) resolutions have taken on a negative connotation - as broken promises we make to ourselves. Those are the easiest kind to break, after all. That circles back to my original point. If you're following along at home you may take that pin out now.
It's a new year. A fresh start that rots rapidly. Don't let another year fall victim to indolence. The world doesn't wait while you relish, whether on regrets or laurels, in the past. Take that trip, write that book, write that song, start that podcast.
I know it sounds cliche and cheesy but that's the kind of mind set I'm in beginning 2016. I started Share Your Buzz as a direct result of frustration. Frustration at years of hearing my contemporaries talk about what they are going to do. Who did research on which DIY website is best for novice podcasting? Who searched for an available domain name? Hired a graphic designer to create a logo? Scraped together mics and editing software? Met with bar managers to ask for a venue? Edits and troubleshoots every episode? Lil' old me.
I'm not telling you this in a fit of righteous indignation. Just that I had an idea, said I was going to try it, did, and now we have 4 episodes of a podcast on iTunes. Stop letting things make you and start making things you.
Share Your Buzz resolves, (and conspires) to continue strong in 2016 with new guests, venues, and revelry. A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Or most. A few, at least? Well, I'll have fun anyway. Happy New Year!
"Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that will ever come can depend on what you do today." - E. Hemingway