Asides #62

  • Today is Christmas, and I’m spending it listening to funk and soul Christmas music and badly playing Final Fantasy XV. I’m also hundreds of miles away from my dysfunctional ass family. I couldn’t be happier.
  • Yes, this is Asides #62. Wondering where the other 61 are? They were on my old site, which has been offline now for over five years. (Sorry. You kinda had to be there in the moment.)
  • I’m seeing someone now. Sorta. I call him The Kid, he’s way too young for me and a complete and total hot mess, but the sex is fantastic and he doesn’t get in my way. Progress?
  • My apartment is in serious need of decluttering. I’ve done a decent job of hiding most of the mess, but about half of the things in my place need to be trashed or sold. I just made a quick $500 selling a few electronics and such on eBay, so there’s an idea.
  • I’m back on Instagram. It’s a great way to look at thirst traps; comparatively, my IG is very mundane.
  • It’s been an eventful year overall. I turned 35. I had some good professional wins and some bad professional losses. I have no idea what’s in store for 2017. Not sure that’s a good place to be at my age.
  • Donald J. Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States. I hope you’re taking precautions, because I sure as hell am.
  • Will 2017 be my return to regular blogging? Watch this space.

Rapprochement

I love the start of a new year. For me, it’s always been another chance to get things right. Or in some cases to keep the streak going from a good year before.

Even with all the craziness going on in the world last year, 2015 was good to me. I lost a big client, gained a bigger client, traveled a bit for work, made some good money…overall, I can’t complain. But if there’s one word I’d use to describe the year as a whole, it would be work.

Like…so much work. I pulled all nighters, worked weekends back-to-back for months, and even created more work for myself at times when I felt I needed more to do. 2015 was definitely the year I reached the upper bounds of my work ethic threshold. I think it paid off for me professionally, but personally?

Ryan Nickulas of 'The A-List" New York' saying "No, girl."

Fig. 1: My friends will tell you — the ones that are still around.

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