Positive thoughts: Rediscovering old skills

Today I am going to channel positive thoughts. I find it easier to do this on days when the sky is overcast and gray. I take joy from wintry gloom. This is the last day of work before work gets crazy and I get right back into the swing of covering government meetings. I am going to work on some fun experiments. I am going to try to rediscover some of the talents that I've let lie fallow for a couple of years.

Yesterday, I spent two hours recording songs with my kids. Later on this month I'll be posting the results in a podcast on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network. I'm not going to be afraid to experiment and to innovate in the coming year. I miss working with sound. I miss working to make excellent radio.

Another thing I'd like to do this year is to get on stage somehow. I'd like to perform in some capacity, either as a singer or as an actor or something. I've always had the bug to do this sort of thing, but I've always convinced myself it wasn't important enough to actually explore. Excuses solidify into mental obstacles that must be smashed through. There is no other possibility.

I'm really not trying to set my expectations too high. I am not making demands of myself, other than the demand that I get in shape and get fit for the future. I am trying to go easy on myself while also working to eliminate negative thoughts. I also want to stop using the word "I" so much, but it's hard to get away from that on a personal blog, I suppose.

I am now going to brave the elements to walk to the bank and to drop my DVDs in the mail to Netflix. I've finished the first season of the Wire, and very much enjoyed it. Next up is to rewatch all of Battlestar Galactica in the two remaining weeks before the new season begins. One day I will write up what I like about the show.

For now, back to sifting through meeting agendas!

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