Today was the final payment on my car, and I’m ever so glad. It’s just satisfying to finally end a cycle that was going on the last few months. I can now say my transportation is truly my own, and does not belong to someone else while I’m driving it. It’s one of those small pleasures that means more to some than others. Now I get to ready the quest to begin round two, since our main family transportation seems to have inherited more than it’s share of problems, and has pretty much given up the ghost. Things are starting to fall into place more and more, and things are getting easier to overcome, or at least deal with.
I’ve made a pledge to myself to get more creative once again, so I’m acquiring tools to that end, so I can perhaps make a bit of a name for myself, and get some extra income coming in as a side result. I do my art for my own pleasure mainly, and if others enjoy it as much as I do, then all the better. It’s funny how many people ask me if I went to school for what I learned, and they seem gobsmacked when I tell them that I just do it all on my own. I guess people seem to think that talent all comes from having someone teach it to you. They don’t seem to think there is such a thing as “inherent talent” – talent that comes from within. Do people really think that everyone is a blank slate unless someone teaches them?
Wow….I hope not.
My weekends from work have been a lot better, especially since we have some good friends up here now that enjoy our company as we enjoy theirs. I still miss my close friends from Denver like always, but I try to keep in touch with them as much as I can. I know I have some time to make up with some of them, and I plan on fulfilling that promise to them this year sometime. I really miss my friend dracoilluminati, and hope that I have a chance to spend some time with him this spring. He is my kindred spirit, a fellow artist that I enjoy bouncing ideas off of. We had a time a number of years ago that was pure magic when it came to creating things, and while it didn’t last long, it’s a time I’ll never forget.
I have a feeling this year will be one of resolutions and things finally getting accomplished.