Happy First Non-Holiday Friday of 2016!

Hi! I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is going to be one of those posts that our friend, Melissa, isn’t a huge fan of, because I really don’t have an idea of what to write about this morning. I felt like I needed to write, not that it was a resolution I made or anything, just to remind myself that I knew how to login and actually post something. Turns out that I spent the better part of the morning installing updates to the website.

How are your resolutions going? While I will concede that January 1 offers a nice chance with a clean slate, I’m not big on resolutions. If reading a book a month or quitting smoking or losing weight or writing a post a week was really important to you, you could have – would have – started on April 23rd, or October 19th – or whatever day you decided that you were sick and tired of being sick and tired of doing, or not doing, something. If that day was January 1 for you – or even if it wasn’t – keep going with your resolution. The world likes a happier, healthier you.

I’ve got about six months left on my three-year domain name ownership and web-hosting contract. I’ve done this for two-and-a-half years! It doesn’t seem that long. I need to decide what I’ll do in July. I’m sure I’ll keep the domain – I mean, jammyerwin.com is like Apple and Co-Cola in the branding world (except on a much, much smaller scale), and I’m sure that I’ll keep writing about something. I thought that I would have found, or developed, my message by now, but I really haven’t.

I’ve heard it said that, whatever you’d do if you didn’t need a paycheck is what you are really meant to do. Playing “what if I won the lottery” for very long is really a dangerous little game because, when you don’t win, a twinge of depression enters your mind. Since the lottery is approaching $700 million, I’ve got my post-lottery win plans all worked out. Kip and Dan are going to 30A to represent me in the purchase of a house I’ve had my eye on for about 10 years (make that guy an offer he can’t refuse). Jason – because he’s more knowledgeable in the area of good land vs. bad land – is going to find some recreational land with a lodge-style house where I can sit on the porch in the morning and watch the fog lift through the valley. If there isn’t a house, we can build one. Kevin will ethically and diligently manage the money, while Brian accounts for every penny, and Brandon and I will have time to go running together again. I’ll do yard work for elderly people – free of charge, of course – and, when I’m done with the yard work, we’ll travel. And all of it will be documented right here. Dream job: travel writer.

And you’re all invited!

I wonder if I can get to “travel writer” without winning the lottery…seeing as how I haven’t bought a lottery ticket, and won’t buy one, the “without winning the lottery” aspect seems a certainty.

Gotta run. Y’all have a great day. Be the first to say “hello” to someone today!

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