Happy New Year. We made it.

The year 2012 marked a time of significant change for most people. If you’d been trudging along the same old path for years, it’s likely that you were sideswiped by some major event that pushed you in a new direction. Maybe you moved, got married, broke up, changed jobs, dealt with a health issue, or something similar. Whatever it was, there’s a good chance you witnessed the end of a longstanding pattern, and the beginning of something new.

This past year kicked my ass and bear-hugged me at the same time. Intense highs and equally intense lows. But the challenges have been rewarding, and I feel that buzzing motivation that typically ushers in a new year. Cleansed, unpacked, refreshed, and ready to begin again. This time, with a clear vision and complete authenticity.

Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes expresses it best:

Up next: The publication of the Oddflower story project…