Seasons Greetings!

I have become woefully behind on my blog over the last few months.  I have a reasonable excuse: Genre Wars: Resistance Rising was monopolizing my attention for the end of July, ALL of August, most of September and some of October.  The rest of the time since then has been devoted to picking up the grindstone and reacquainting my nose with it, playing catch-up for the severe dent the project left in my bank account.  Rest assured that every penny spent on the project was well worth it and I regret absolutely nothing.

As of late, I’ve been rediscovering my chops for broadcasting and athletics.  I’ve returned to the familiar world of college football and have subsequently added basketball coverage to my repertoire, both men’s and women’s.

I haven’t been out to the cinema much, but I have caught a flick or two over the course of autumn and early winter and some reviews are coming, including Ender’s Game, Catching Fire, Frozen and my thoughts on The Hobbit franchise.  I’m also planning to post more regularly on trailers and news regarding upcoming films; starting with I, Frankenstein, the fairly epic trailer for Jupiter Ascending and the addition of Wonder Woman to the cast of characters in the forthcoming Man of Steel 2.

In the meantime, I am vastly overdue to acknowledge the things for which I am thankful this year.  Thanksgiving came and went and Christmas already looms on the horizon and in the spirit of the holiday season, I want to stop and take a moment to acknowledge how truly wonderful things have been, are and look to continue being in 2014.

This has been a rapid twelve months for me.  In fact, I don’t really think it’s been a full year; I think the time-space continuum experienced a glitch and made the world spin faster, given how much has happened in these 365 days.  I am SO humbled by the experiences I have been blessed to go through in 2013.  From the early stages of the Genre Wars project, to the post-production phase we’re in and the freelance work I have been fortunate enough to have been able to attain.  I also hit a landmark this summer.

I stopped waiting tables.

I may go back to doing that semi-part-time eventually, just to pick up some extra money but for the first time in my life, I am finding my feet within a new, freelancer lifestyle.  I’ve been frugal with my Christmas shopping and am saving more than I had expected to.  I am, for the first time, ever, doing what I do.  I’m writing, photographing and doing videography, broadcasting, editing and being creative overall in my everyday work.  I am so amazed and so very thankful.

Genre Wars is currently in a state of flux as we reassess our progress and the future for it; more concrete details to come with the ringing in of the New Year.  With the amount of work we’ve accomplished in one year, I’d say we’ve earned a break for holiday merriment.

Cheers!

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