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Friends

So here we are, 2015, the new year promises an abundance of new possibilities and new opportunities. What are you going to do to make any of this happen? You are the only person who can answer that. Are you going to take the bull by the horns and make the things happen that you have been working on but have put on the back burner? Again, only you can answer that for yourself, but as much as I am here for you, I am here for myself also. So my next post is going to focus on that, I am going to compile a list of things that I not only want to accomplish this year, but will accomplish this year, and subsequent posts will explain the process I went through to accomplish each of these.

What the hell, lets start now.

My book, The Teapot and the Trumpet will be published this year, whether it is traditionally or self published its going to happen this year. Another thing that will happen this year is that I am going to take time for me, to do things I like to do, that I for whatever reason stopped doing years ago.

So, by now, 203 words into reading this I am sure you are wondering why I named this post friends. Before I tell you that there is something I want you to know. Everything you read here on my blog is 100% true, nothing I ever wrote on here is fictional. That being said, here is why I named this post “Friends”

“It has been said that everlasting friends go long periods of time without speaking and never question the friendship. These friends pick up like they just spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been or how far away they live, and they don’t hold grudges. They understand that life is busy, and you will always love them.”

Twenty years or so ago, I had a best friend, his name is Ken. We were thick as thieves, we had each others back unquestionably, even if we were wrong. Ken and I were “BFFS” long before that term existed. As a matter of fact Kens wife Tammy has described Ken and I as “Batman and Robin”, and we truly were. All of a sudden Ken and Tammy were gone, by that I mean they moved away, they didn’t say goodbye, they just set out to start there lives together as husband and wife. They built a good life together, had a daughter, she’s grown up now.

I went about my life, I found the woman of my dreams Laura, my wife. We have also built a good life together, we have 2 kids, a home, a comfortable life.

Thanks to the power of the internet, Ken and I found each other via Facebook, after a 14 year separation, but because of time constraints, money, family commitments, it was another six years before Ken and I would finally be in each others company again. 20 years has past, this weekend my wife and I took the 230 mile trip up to visit with Ken and his family in New York. Guess what? The quote I posted above is 100% true. Ken and I picked up right where we left off (not doing the bonehead crazy shit we did 20 years ago) but I think you know what I mean.

I certainly am not going to let another 20 years pass and have already started to make plans to visit again. True friends last forever, and Ken and I are living proof of that.

Thanks for reading, and please, take some time for yourselves.Feel free to share this, its always better when we share.