Showing posts from December, 2016

Out with a whimper

Today is the last day of 2016. It was...rough. Creatively, personally, professionally...just not a great year all around for the Rebel. I had plans that never seemed to get off the ground. Books that were abandoned, or never started. It was just a difficult year.

I think the end of one year into the beginning of a new fills everyone with hope. Like "yeah, next year will be my best year." Well I'm not going to go there this time around. Because tomorrow follows today, just as today followed yesterday. There is nothing cleansing about a calendar change, not really. Our minds and hearts may tell us that it is so, but when you get down to it, every day is just another day. It's up to us how good or bad we let it become.

One of the most powerful things I read this year was just a little meme/snippet/picto thing that said "Was it really a bad day, or was it a bad five minutes that you milked all day." I mean, damn. That's almost always my truth. I have a bad …