The Sun Sets on 2015

I’ve never been much for celebrating New Year’s. I’m of the opinion it is just another day marked by an arbitrary turning of the page. With that said, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions and I would encourage you to follow suit. If you want to pursue something in your life or make a change, the time is now. There is no need to wait for an arbitrary deadline to meet a goal. There is no guarantee of tomorrow and we are gifted one day at a time. You can do it.


I started this blog almost two and a half years ago. At that time, I didn’t really know what I wanted to achieve with this blog but I just knew I had a voice and I wanted to share it through my writings. Slowly, I have found my niche. This blog is me – my story, emotions, feelings, thoughts, goals, regrets, and journey. And all of you have been here to share it with me. I’d like to say thank you to each of you. Whether you have been here since the beginning or reading this post is your first visit to my blog, thank you for being here. Our interactions and your comments, as well as reading your own writings, has helped me to develop my own writing style as I continue to hone my voice.

This blog has brought me more joy than I could have ever imagined. Writing and working out are my two true passions in life. I do not think I would want to live without the ability to do either. With the experiences I have had in my life, I feel that the only place I am truly safe is on my blog. It holds special meaning for me and I thank you for sharing in it and being a part of my community.

Wishing you and yours the best in 2016.

This is the time to remember
Cause it will not last forever
These are the days
To hold on to
Cause we won’t
Although we’ll want to




18 thoughts on “The Sun Sets on 2015

  1. I’m glad that you started blogging….I think I use the end of the year to assess my goals and my life. It often feels as if time grows more fleeting and therefore more precious. Eventually one learns to do what one wants and what one must do. That is how I feel about my blog. I want to do it and it is something I feel I must do.

    I think that what I like best is the constant exposure to new ideas, people and ways to live and be happy.

    Thank you for your post. 🙂


    • Blogging, like life, is a constant journey. I try new ideas and some work, others maybe not so much, but I am having fun with it and I am developing. Those are the things that are important.

      Losing my job and my marriage ending were the revelations I needed to finally start doing the things I wanted and not focusing on things I should be doing. You are right – time is fleeting. There is not any better time than now to start living life the way we want.

      These events also helped me to stop caring what others think and wasting time on people. I’ve lost so much time to dumb situations and people over trivial matters. People are often surprised I can just quit people and situations. It isn’t hard. Once you stop caring it becomes simple.

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      • I agree with you.

        I always have the option of giving up on life and deluding myself into thinking that I can somehow create a life just as good in VR. That’s a lie but a pleasant one.

        I’m glad that today I know that it’s a lie.


      • We only fail when we give up and quit. I’d say that pretty much everything I have envisioned for my life has fallen apart. But, I am not stopping. I have also learned that a lot of things that I thought represented something of importance to me actually do not. I’m trying to be dynamic and I think that is ultimately what makes us successful. Though I realize that, I struggle with it daily. The struggle mainly comes from the knowledge that I am the only one that can change how I feel and I haven’t arrived at the point where I know I can do that.

        As for anyone who tells you “to just get over it,” I have found those people are the most broken people in life.

        I wish you nothing but the best for 2016 Robert.

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      • I have to remember that I have lived with this illness for all of my life and that it only surfaced in a way that was obvious in the past six years. I really do wish that I could crawl into a box and believe that everything is OK but what terrible regret would that breed on the final day of my life…to know that I spent the remaining good years of my life lost to myself and the world around me.

        I don’t know…life often feels frightening; not so much for what others can do to us, but because of what we can do to ourselves.


      • I’ve found I am my own worst enemy. I’ve found the worst thing we can do is to pretend everything is alright when it is not or just decline to deal with how we feel. This just pushes our problems away and forces us to deal with them at a later time. Or, if we choose not to deal with them, then they hinder us all of our lives.

        There are no easy answers. We are all shaped by our own experiences and our personalities. And we have to find the avenues in life that are right for us. I’ve always felt alone most of my life and I think that is because of my personality type (it is rare – like 1% to 2% of the entire world’s population is thought to have it). Once I finally decided that I wasn’t going to follow the “normal path” set out for most Americans and do what I wanted, I’ve felt a little more comfortable.

        Life is frightening. I think it is because of the unexpected and what it might bring.

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