Archive for December, 2012

the lost year…

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

…wow. Guess I’ve had not much to say this year? Certainly haven’t done much photography. Certainly haven’t done much hiking. I’ve played a LOT of poker, though: why, just today I played a tournament and took it down. Woohoo–$20 gift card! Such are the bounties of free poker.

But change is afoot. I dunno if this change will mean more photography or more hiking or more blogging. I’ve long lamented that Facebook has essentially killed my daily blogging by being the go-to point for all the mindless blatherings. But it may be time to pull back from the social media presence, focus on my own brands again for a while. I didn’t mean to take a year off, but now that I’m here, it’s probably worthwhile to re-evaluate what this is for and what I get out of it. I seem to do pretty well with resolutions and the such (well, except for this year, lol…), but looking back, it’s pretty obvious that there’s something else going on that has caused me to turtle under. I need to figure out what that is…

The obvious answer seems to be Florida: I’ve been pretty much sick since we got here (well, allergic is more like it, but it boils down to the same thing). And I haven’t really made any super-solid friends, altho there are lots of folks who clearly care about Sunshine and I within the poker community here. Having said that, I clearly haven’t connected with anyone at a really deep level, which may be a function of the area, or of me, or just a fundamental of my age, or what. I’ve played a lot of poker over the last couple of years, and really, haven’t done much else.

The changes coming up will address a lot of this, and Change of Venue is a Powerful Motivator. So there’ll be lots of opportunity to do different things, and to do things differently. I’m excited about the opportunities coming and hopefully I can make the most of the forced changes to leverage myself into a better frame of mind.

Now, about that Sunshine…