Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hello, 2013...

So here's something a little different...

After such an epicly challenging year like 2012, it only felt right that I start a second comic tradition; welcoming the new year with plans, hopes, and dreams. And, let me tell you, I sure have a lot of them.

With school trudging right along, I'm using my new found fondness, and unknown ability to actually be a good student, to also push myself to become a better, more well rounded man. This includes leaving the world of design, at times, to try my hand at actual art, like I was young. However, this doesn't not mean I'm going to stay a round man. No, I shed a lot of extra weight in 2012, and I plan to keep it off in 2013, while sculpting myself back into a fit, healthy, and active guy.

This is also the year I get off my duff and get me a second language. It took some thinking, but I'm going to be tackling German. I know that seems a little bit weird, but - believe it, or not - I run into it most in the world of design; among other places.

If you've stopped by The Conductor's Office, at all, then you know that NTA Comics is looking to start up its own band, called National Railway Sound Project. There's one song penned, another nearly complete, and more on the drawing board. So, I'm going to be learning me some music theory, and my old guitar. I may not become a rock star, ever, but at least I can say I gave it my best.

And, finally, 2013 is the year I let go my traditional struggle with old Cupid. Love is a willful act of growing two lives together; it's joined at the heart, not the hip. I guess you could say I'm getting good at relationships from all my failures. I may not find "her" this year, but I'm going to be more willing to try; more willing to share, and more ready to accept.

Peace and Grace to you in this new year; may you make yourself a plan, and it see you through!

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