|Portrait of the Blogger as a Young Man|
I thought I'd write a quick note here on the old roleplaying blog, just to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2015. Thanks to all of you who have entertained, challenged, inspired, and sometimes aggravated me in 2014 and prior years. You're an opinionated, cantankerous, and creative bunch, and I appreciate your words more than you know.
I predict that, for me, 2015 will be a year of limited roleplaying and RPG blogging, as I continue to use my spare time for the development of an ongoing business aspiration. I know I've discussed my endeavors here and there on this blog, but I intend to give more details as time goes on.
However, I do want to try to roleplay at least once a month, if just to scratch that eternal itch that has been with me since I was a teen. Those few sessions a month might come in the form of getting my game on at my favorite FLGS, or it might entail getting together with friends in my basement, or it might even be me running adventures for my kids again. But I know I need to feed that particular beast in my life, because I don't do well mentally and emotionally when I deny the roleplayer within.
I included the picture of me as a kid because I want to remind myself to not deny the youngster that still dwells inside me somewhere, the one who still has a sense of wonder about what his imagination can do, and marvels at the miracle of being alive in our multifaceted, bustling, and beautiful world. Sometimes it isn't pretty, but those challenges are meant for us to overcome, not to crush us. It all depends on how we choose to view the events around us.
So, remember, to choose your own adventure in life, as you do in the roleplaying world. The monsters are there to be slain, and the treasures you reap for conquering them are more precious than gold.
Happy New Year, everyone!