25 Years, A Couple of Days, A Couple of Goals

Whoops, I got so busy yesterday working on my fall TV preview, that I completely missed yesterday's goal. So I'll just put it and today's in one post (look how economical I am).

8. Reach 10,000 views on my MySpace blog before January 1, 2007. -- A lot of the goals I'm putting out (including my second one in this post) are long term. This one is very short term. In my first three plus months as a blogger, my MySpace blog was viewed 1,000 times. In the three plus months since, I've received almost four thousand views. I'm gaining speed, and I have all of you to thank for it. Blogging's not my dream, it's a means to an end. It's a way for me to solidify my voice as a writer, gain some exposure (not only amongst my friends, but with complete strangers), and exercise my ability to write well consistently. It's hard work trying to put something interesting out into the world everyday. I don't always succeed at that, but you guys stick with me anyway. Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, thanks for suggesting my blogs to your friends, and thanks for helping me work towards my dream.

7. Have kids. -- This is a contentious one. Ella has never really wanted kids. I have never imagined not having them. But when I met, dated, and eventually married Ella, this question never once caused me a moments hesitation. I know I was supposed to be with Ella. I don't know for sure whether it's in my future to be a father or not. That's not really up to me. If Ella and I are supposed to parents, if that's what God has planned for us, then I have no doubt that Ella will feel that too. And if not, I've already got two awesome nephews, and the two cutest nieces a guy could ask for. Isn't that right, Hunter?

Well, we're down to less than a week now. As I stare 25 in the eye, I find myself no more grown up than I used to be. Maybe a little more patient, but only a very little. Thanks for coming along for the ride with me as I figure out what I want out of life, and what it wants out of me. Hope I haven't completely filled up your inbox the past few weeks, but I'm afraid I'm not slowing down anytime soon. Much love, from the Drunken Rogue.