Now, I'm not one of those who gets deeply sentimental about 'out with the old and in with the new.' I typically don't do resolutions -- when it comes to effective change, you should be doing that each and every day in order to be a truly growth-inspired person -- and I'm not one for living with regrets, either. Ultimately, this journey is only as good as you make of it; and I encourage all of the readership to pursue whatever it is that makes them healthy and happy. As I've often remarked, I don't know what awaits any of on this plane of existence or any other; and because this might be the only true adventure we get to share it must be attacked at every opportunity ... live each day to the fullest, and -- when you can't -- make vigorous plans to do even more tomorrow.
As for my desk?
Well, for all intents and purposes, this is SciFiHistory.Net's tenth year in existence; and -- wow -- what a decade. Granted, the site isn't everything that it could be, but even after ten years of diligent work I'm still finding things to add to the space, to dress it up, to give it the kind of spit and polish I think any site dedicated to the very best celebration of the Realms of the Fantastic. When I started, I didn't honestly know how long I'd be doing it -- I've never thought that far ahead in a lot of things I do -- but I'm not all that surprised that I'm still here. Sure, I wish it could be bigger -- if I win the lottery, there will be signs -- but for know it certainly looks like I've carried the torch as capably as I can and will continue to do so as long as I'm able.
Inevitably, it all comes down to affordability. I have the time, and I'm willing to put in the effort. If I could find a way to make this place pay for itself, then I'd be even happier. But until such a time as that opportunity presents itself, I'll keep it as humbly designed as I can in order to keep the costs low.
As I've always said, there's more than unites fandom than divides us, no matter how the haters try. I'll continue putting focus on the good, the bad, and the ugly; and together let's bring about a new era of fan appreciation that the masses-at-large have never seen.
So ... with all of this I say, "Happy New Year" to each and every reader these few words find this morning.
Thanks for being a reader!
Thanks for being a fan!
And live long and prosper!