Happy New Year!

It's been a long full 2010 for me. I'm really looking forward to 2011 and all of the exciting changes that are happening this year, and that's putting it lightly. (My book is finally going to be finished...and after a few years of writing, and writing, and writing some more...there will actually be a few more books coming quickly off the heels of those. Topical memoir essay collections, on family, on theme parks, on action heroines, and maybe even a "best of Born For Geekdom" as well. There will be some readings and performances and hopefully some meetings with publishers...)

Going into my fourth year of being a blogger, I've spent the past few days doing what I always do this time of year...asking myself why I continue to blog. The honest answer? Because I'm constantly at the computer anyway, haha, and that's the truth.

So here's to a very exciting new year. One where I finish my Masters Degree. One where I finish a couple of books. One where I get to devote some more energy to my work in public radio. One where Jake and I will have to face the great unknown of an official post-education life. Where will we live? What exactly will we do after I graduate? When will we start a family? Will I teach or move straight into putting all my energy into Storiented. Oh yeah...did I forget to mention that Jake and I have decided to pool all of our individual freelance energies into, or rather under, one umbrella? Our own company. Storiented Media.

With all of that and more Park Geeks ahead, I'm excited. I'm happy. I'm nervous and scared. But more than anything else, I'm truly thankful. I'm thankful for my husband who is my partner in adventure, who constantly encourages me to go for it, go for it, go for it. I'm grateful for my health. My friends and family. I'm even thankful for my cats for crying out loud. So in true Born For Geekdom fashion, I just have to tie this to a film clip. If there's one movie clip that best sums up the way that I feel about life...it's this one from "Joe Vs. The Volcano". May you live long and prosper in the new year!