A Full Year

It’s been a crazy year for me, no doubt about that; it’s taken paths I didn’t expect into a lot of exciting projects. I started out writing a couple of books and ended up auditioning for television, film and theater. I’ve been caving, rappelling, kayaking, fishing, and boating. I raised over a dozen butterflies, learned beekeeping and volunteered for an organic farming conference. I shot a pistol for the first time and got to wear a period costume as a background extra in a major movie currently in theaters. I made orange marmalade and tried to make cactus fruit jelly purely by experimenting. I’m learning to sing and to play the violin. I met a former President and toured NASA’s Johnson Space Center behind the scenes. I got to sit in the Flight Controller’s chair in the old Apollo 11 Mission Control Center. I helped my best friend get her own small business off the ground and I got behind the controls of a small plane to learn to fly.

And I’m only getting started.

One of the downsides of being in the world so much and doing so much is that I’ve neglected to update my personal blog with any of those goings on since, oh, September of 2009. So this is fair warning that I’ll eventually post a bunch of back-dated stuff on all the things I’ve done in 2010. Don’t hold your breath. I plan to stay this busy.