New Year, New Start?

The new year. Many of us reflexively review the past and contemplate where we’ll be at the end of the year that has just started. Some people set new year’s resolutions. Some people set goals for the new year. I’ve never been a big one for resolutions and I am general not a goal oriented person.
It’s been two years since I was called to active duty to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In April I will be eligible for deployment again. It’s a been year since I left Apple. It’s been nine month since I formed Tako Productions. Tako Productions is still grossly in the red. This year will likely see Tako Productions succeed or fail.

It’s been a great year. I’ve been able to spend a lot of time with my wife and kids. Both of my kids are at important stages of their lives. It’s been great being around. I have taken time to develop deeper friendships with men in my community. Friendships that are significantly different from the happenstance relationships that I found myself in while working in the corporate world. I haven’t surfed as much as I had hoped. I haven’t stayed in shape the way I had wanted. Those are things I’d like to change in the coming year.

The prospects for the coming year are good. Tako is working with one client on a project that has potential in the tens of thousands of dollars. That would definitely be a substantial start toward the break even line. A potential client with whom Tako is currently negotiating would offer significant income. If these two opportunities come to fruition in this year Tako Productions could, quite possibly, hit break even by the end of the year. That would be a big year.

I don’t talk much about it but in all of this is God’s hand. The path I am on is, for me, a walk of faith. There’s not a lot I can do to make the two clients happen on my own schedule. I believe in God. I believe that God has brought to the place I am today. I believe that God will see me through, one way or the other. I don’t necessarily believe that God has promised me success. I may fail and that may, indeed, be God’s plan. I don’t think He has it for me to fail but it is a possibility. The greatest riches I have, the greatest riches I will ever have, is my family. The most important thing I will ever do in my life on this earth is being a Dad to my two kids. And the one greatest gifts I can give my kids is to love my wife.

2006 promises to be an interesting and exciting year, one way or the other.


While writing this entry Smittie listened to:
Ray’s Rockhouse
“The Very Best of The Manhattan Transfer”
The Manhattan Transfer

Spider B.
David Sanborn

Suicide is Pain (MASH Theme)
Joe Locke

Memories Are Made of This
Dean Martin

“Call It What You Like”
Mark Keali`i Ho`omalu

“Greatest Hits”
James Taylor

Chapel In The Valley
“The Complete Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (1938 – 1942)”
Glenn Miller

OId Black Joe
“The Complete Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (1938 – 1942)”
Glenn Miller

The Ventures

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