What kind of year it has been
One year ago, I accepted a full-time job after temping for almost three years. Before that I worked awake overnights at the group home for over two years. The 2008 crash eliminated my job, and I had to work part-time jobs from then until when I decided to take overnights.
In the last year, I have:
- Recorded over 150 hours of podcast audio
- Started two new podcasts (Bad Advice and Series in Review)
- Written a novel and edited three for turning into podcasts
- Gotten a LOT of dental work. Benefits are keen
- Built up a savings account that has 2 months of salary saved
- Brought listenership of Kray Z Comics and Stories up a little over 40%
- Interviewed some amazing people
- Got a new nickname (The Cleaner, just like Kenny Omega!)
- Started learning a foreign language
- Got moved into a kind of supervisory position
- Put on about 10 pounds (now working to take it and another 30 on top of that off)
- Seen my foster daughter get engaged
- Watched my son find a new place to live and enjoy his job
- Retired from doing conventions due to it being too….people-y
- Stepped down as the Best Dressed Man In Comics
- Missed an overseas friend who is doing incredible things
- Been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and gotten medication that helps with the cascading panic attacks that plagued me through August and September of last year
- Read a lot of comics and novels
- Not slept enough
What a difference a year makes!
I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to like my statuses, react and engage in conversations, listened to the podcasts (krayzcomix.solitairerose.com Be there, aloha), dealt with me when I am a pain in the ass, Checked in when I ask “Are we good” or just clicked on “request friend” here on Facestab.
A LOT of stuff is coming in the next year from Solitaire Rose Productions, and while I always see myself as having a pretty boring life, when you stack it all up, it’s kind of cool.
Much love to friends old and new, and remember: “No matter where you go, there you are.” – B. Banzai