By: Ken Boone
It's Sunday afternoon and I'm sitting at my computer trying to come up with something clever to write for my blog post scheduled to be published tomorrow. Not only is this the first post I'm writing in over a month, it's my year-end post. And just to keep things interesting, I'm trying this new communications strategy of coordinating my blog posts with my weekly podcasts. And did I mention that I was trying to be clever?
I've been writing blog posts since February 2019, and got to be pretty proficient when it came to churning them out on a weekly basis. And I was actually getting some positive feedback on the writing style, subject matter, and wit. All was going fine until my medical crisis that hit me in September.
The condition left me with my senses dulled by a lack of oxygen to my brain. I could still string more than two sentences together, but the ability to sometimes say or write something profound temporarily escaped me.
As part of my recovery, I had to learn how to not push myself too hard physically. After much frustration, I decided to apply that to my intellectual rehabilitation. It seems to be working out ok (at least that's what I'll keep telling myself).
This brings us to today. With two days to go before New Years Day 2020, I can reasonable assume that I will survive to see the ball drop (if I don't fall asleep before, as is my case for the past 20+ years). So I'll make my resolutions now.
I'll continue to be grateful for things big and small. I'll continue to try and to the next right thing. I'll keep publishing my blog and my podcast. While I'm at it, I'll take my music more seriously and get ready for the day when Celia and I hit the stage again.
While this isn't an exhaustive list of resolutions, it will require me to exercise some discipline. And to do that, I will try to keep things simple. Here's wishing you a happy and productive New Years 2020! Thanks and God Bless!
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About the Author
As owner of the Descant Music & Media Group, Ken is a creator and producer of several podcast shows. He is also a music producer, as well as a writer and an accountant for small businesses and nonprofits.