Thursday, January 02, 2014

Still Alive... and Picking Up the Pieces

I had plans for 2013...

... but they all went down the drain.

If you're still reading this blog, thanks for staying for the entire year that it's been inactive.

I was planning to "leave" the Internet--away from Livejournal, away from various news websites (the death of Google Reader helped speed this up), away from any controversies (and there's a lot in 2013, just like any other year)--and that worked to a certain extent. And if you "turn off" the Internet, life still goes on.

Unfortunately, I wasn't really able to accomplish any goals I had set. I only managed to read a measly six books in 2013 for example (although they were all fantastic books and could easily have been my top ten). I didn't get any writing done.

But I did get to discover a lot about myself. My weaknesses. My flaws. My desires. And I'm genuinely surprised at everyone who's been supportive, the new friends that I've made, and the people who've stuck around even if I'm undeserving.

So if you're still reading this, thanks.


fantaghiro23 said...

Sweetie, I mean this in the most platonic way, but I love you. And so we keep going on. Have a good 2014, Charles!

ediFanoB said...

Happy New Year!

It's life what you describe. We all have our ups and downs.

But it seems for a lot of people I know, for a lot of blogs I follow and also for me, 2013 was not the best year.

May 2014 be a good one.

Wendy Wagner; said...

It's such a treat to see you blogging again! I missed it.

John D. said...

Charles is back!


Alex Hurst said...

"The best-laid plans..."

Don't feel too bad about it. A new perspective is a wonderful gain, and nothing to think little of. Glad you're back, and hope 2014 rocks for you.

Deb Salisbury, Magic Seeker and Mantua-Maker said...

Hi Charles! Over the New Years I was wondering how you were doing. I'm glad you're hanging in there.

eliza said...

Charles! Hang in there. :)

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