It’s Thanksgiving 2017, that time of the year again where people overstuff themselves with turkey and dressing, watch football, and get ready for that craziness called Black Friday (which I think is unbelievably insane). With that starts the beginning of the Christmas season, where people spend every bit of money they have for gifts that will either be returned by the next week or destroyed or collecting dust by April.
Either way, I hope everyone who reads my blog or follow me throughout the internet have a wonderful Thanksgiving. May your bellies be full, but also don’t forget the meaning of the day…to be thankful for every blessing you have in your life.
This year has been very interesting for me. I’ve had extreme ups and downs, with everything from bipolar episodes to personal affairs. I’ve seen some downfalls, but more importantly, I’ve seen a lot of success. The simple fact that I’m communicating with you with this entry is a demonstration of the successes I’ve seen this year.
Since my quick-made decision to form The JB Burrage Agency last month and the official incorporation over a week ago, I’ve been out-of-this-world busy. For example, I was up at 3:30 this morning, talking with someone about a possible international deal. I’ve been networking with people throughout the world, and I haven’t even done a serious marketing push, yet. I’ve run into some duds, which is expected with any business, especially if it’s new. But I also came across some very promising deals, which I will talk more about after the Thanksgiving break.
That being said, I’m giving myself a break for this holiday. After this afternoon, I’m not doing anything until Monday. While I will probably work on my next piece for bphope.com and answer a few emails, I don’t plan on doing any kind of business until Monday.
Thanksgiving is usually a pretty depressing day for me (I’ve had hypomanic Thanksgivings, too, such as when I wrote my book in 2006), but I feel great about this one, and the upcoming last few weeks of the year. I’ve been through the fire this year, and despite the burns, I’m coming through pretty well. Every year will always be some kind of drama, but through it all, I’m thankful because I learned from them. Without them, I wouldn’t be here still. Without them, I couldn’t build on the success that I’m seeking to have.
So again, have a blessed Thanksgiving. I’m out!
P.S.-I hope you enjoy the new layout of the site. We worked for hours on this, and I’m sure I pissed my designing partner off a couple of times. And also, yes, I did change the subtitle to “The Diary of a Mad Writer.” I thought it was cool and appropriate.