Happy New Year!

It’s 2:46 in the morning. Currently, I’m ripping songs onto Itunes in anticipation of the Ipod I finally garnered the guts (and the Christmas money) to purchase. Scott, and Jenna the Ipod, would be so proud.

I’ve had a great 2005. In fact, aside from a few sad items, this year turned out better than any that I can remember.

I’ve experienced the new wave in entertainment with satellite radio, I’ve seen the rise and fall of my beloved sports teams, and I’ve begun, thanks to a schedule change, to enjoy my job more than I ever did.

I’ve followed my dreams and developed new ones. I’ve become an “amateur” writer – not just a guy that can write, but a guy that DOES write, and does it for the pure enjoyment (though, admittedly, I’d love to be paid for it.)

I’ve looked into being a journalist. I’ve looked into being a bookstore owner. I’ve looked into being a sports writer. I’ve looked into being a magazine contributor. I’ve even succeeded at dipping my beak into some of the waters mentioned just now.

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, so I’ll save you from that. However, I do know that I’m ready to make the jump into something more productive. I’m ready to make this blog better, wider in its scope, and, ultimately, get it ready for a nationwide audience that may, perhaps, want to know more about a kid in South Dakota whose dreams seem to be bigger than his ability at times but who never lets that stand in his way.

Happy New Year, everyone.

This was lovingly handwritten on January 1st, 2006