Pictured above: Me and my buddy Doug in Philadelphia.
A lot has happened since I last wrote.
But first of all, hey! How y’all doing? That’s good.
My life has been busy, eventful, and largely fulfilled.
In January, I made my first vision board. We actually did them as part of the rush activities for my chapter of Gamma Xi Phi Professional Arts Fraternity – both members and prospective members did them. On my board was several things, and I’m happy to say that by the mid-point of 2015, many of the things on my vision board have manifest.
First and foremost, I have broken through much of my depression and anxiety. Not cured–never cured, perhaps–but less sad and less anxious. Definitely grateful for that.
I got two part-time jobs. One is as Outreach Manager for the DC Recovery Community Alliance, where I am doing communications and development work like I am accustomed to. The other is a temporary assignment at the Life Skills Center of DC, where I will be doing operations and other things over the next few months.
I’m also still doing photography! I had a gig a few weekends ago and another in a few weeks.
I have some much-needed leisure travel planned for the fall! In fact, counting some fraternal travel, I may very well be in three different states in less than seven days! More on that in a future entry.
Speaking of fraternalism, I got a national committee appointment in Alpha Phi Omega. I am the Alumni Relations Chairman, which means I help Alumni Associations in the fraternity, among other policy issues.
And perhaps most excitingly I was elected National President of Gamma Xi Phi! Our National Convention was in Philadelphia in mid-June and although it was a lot of work, it was also very fun.
I’m not dating anyone, but I’m committing myself to going out more so that I can actually meet new people in the flesh from time to time. We’ll see how that works.
And as far as the writing goes, I suppose it’s official — I’m on hiatus. I would surely like to continue work on Blood of a Dark Nation or Yours in the Bond, but the truth is a lot of other things are more important than that to me right now, not the least of which is living life and pursuing happiness. I am always going to be a writer and I will complete my projects. But perhaps not in 2015. Maybe when I get more settled into my new positions.
I do appreciate all of your support and your patience! Please stay in touch with me via social media–I’d love to hear from you.