New Things (And I’m Sorry)

I’d say I haven’t written anything in the last year, and apologize, but that would be a misnomer given all the digital drafting I do for Raidious now. But nonetheless, I feel some sort of guilt for not having written anything here lately.

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Beyond feeling sorry, I’ve been investing time, money, and not living in a house to finally move into a house. Long story short, I bought a fixer-upper in Fletcher Place (read: cool, hip neighborhood in Indy) and have been subsequently mooching my father’s handyman skills to turn it into a liveable urban abode.

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(my father and brother taking a coffee break between episodes of laying hardwood floor)

It would be easy to say that nothing else has happened since I last updated anything here. Both of my siblings have married, and I survived Hurricane Matthew to witness one of them. Did another Christmas in England, because who doesn’t like Christmas in England?

And this year sees me get to put on my Director shoes and, you know….direct things. I’ll let you know how that goes.

And in the meantime, if you’d like to keep track of me on a more frequent basis – head over here…

Hello 30. Where the %@*& did you come from?

There’s a special kind of baggage that goes with an age milestone. Am I acting my age? Have I accomplished enough? Am I making enough money? Is my love life where it should be?
I’ve settled on the idea that the answer changes with my mood everyday. I find I’m more or less satisfied, and that’s meaningful, because it means that I get to decide what comes next.
If I’m unsatisfied, I get to take action, orrrr I can bitch about my situation.
If I’m satisfied, I get to keep doing what I’m doing, or I can blow things up to keep myself interested.
More so than ever in my life, I find myself in a position of control. I get to impact my family’s future. I get to choose my career path. I get to hang out with this fine lady when she lets me.
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I say this all because I find it healthy to be thankful for the position that I’m in. When we read the news and see the situations where others find themselves, I think we need to take stock of just how good we have it, even when the world seems to be throwing us curveballs.
To quote a phrase I’ve become lately fond of. #firstworldproblems