I know it's been extra quiet here on the site, with even social media being in flux for some time (and will be again starting in two days), but VERY long story short, 2014 has not been the best year both personally AND professionally. I had numerous projects/obligations come up from the start (with even a few more by the midpoint), and they've either all fallen apart or become such drastic time drains that I've had to start stepping back from them to re-evaluate things from a personal standpoint.
I'm hoping that when 2015 rolls around I'll be able to offer more cool stuff and, if not the fulfillment of projects that have been in the works for a long time, new ones that I can present to take their place. On the plus side, at least the event schedule for the year ended on a positive note
. Bringing joy to others in a dark (k)night is pretty good therapy for the soul, hahah. ;D
EDIT (12/14/14): This letter from one of the children who attended was posted and I wanted to share it with all of you since it perfectly encapsulates everything I just mentioned:
"Everyone has their own stories from Saturday... but mine comes from the little boy who quietly sat in back with his mother and left a letter- written in crayon that said...
We don't have a home right now so thank you for letting me come to your home (Salt Creek) today for Christmas. Today was the first day I have not seen my mom cry in a long time and that is the 'bestest' thing (his words) even more than the present I got. Please tell Batman and all his friends thank you for being nice to me. I promise to do better next year so I can see you again. Please don't forget us.
Stephen J.' "
To those of you who've had a good year, good on ya. For those of you who, like me, have been crushed underfoot by a brutal year...let's keep on keepin' on together. Maybe then we can be heroes to someone else in their own hour of suffering.
Happy holidays to all, and to all a happy 2015!
, Now crossing beaiutful XXX creek. Keep it clean! Don't litter would have made a lot more sense and had a lot better impact.