I am not sure yet starting this post if anybody will ever see it, but for some unknown reason I feel like laying it all out there on the line for the world to see. 2012 has been the absolute best year of my 29 years of living. Why? The details will unfold as I continue to write.
I have a fantastic job. Site5 has been a true help and saving grace in many aspects of my life. They have kept me gainfully employed (which is definitely a good thing) and they have continue to keep me challenged, which is what I could never get from previous employers. Every day is a new stimulation to my brain and makes me enjoy the work I do that much more. Many thanks should go out to Ben, Tom and everybody else who has made my stay at Site5 a tremendous joy.
Another fact that many of you do not know is that I am now a first time homeowner. After years of working from my parent’s laundry room/my room I have finally decided to take the leap and purchase a manufactured home to place in the empty spot next to my parents’ garage. The three bedroom, two bath house is going to be big enough for me to have a dedicated office for content production and work, almost all the appliances I need and will be my future home for my own family for many years to come.
Which brings us to my next topic, my wonderful soulmate of a girlfriend, Brittany. Our story is like a true Greek tragedy because it took so long for all the pieces to fit together, but unlike most Greek tragedies, it has a happy ending so far.
Twelve or thirteen years ago I was lucky enough to meet Brittany and have her introduced into my life. Since that day, I can say without a shadow of a doubt she is the proverbial “Miss Right” all other women have been judged against. She is more than just my girlfriend, and that does not even feel like it does our relationship justice. There is no better way of spelling things out than this is, “the way it was meant to be”. She is my everything. She is my soulmate, my best friend, the absolute love of my life. We have both had our fair share of blessings and regrets in life but fate has brought us together and today I am a much more confident person than I was thirteen years ago – so she is going to be a part of my life for many years to come. If there is any regrets the two of us have it is only that we waited so long to finally tell each other how we feel about each other. We are the dictionary definition of star-crossed lovers.
I told my mother the other day I can’t wait till the day that I can get off work and play around with Brittany’s son for a little while before getting to get up and cook dinner before Brittany makes it home from her own job. The last three paragraphs sum up the past, present and future of my family plans.
Blessed is not a good enough word to describe my exceptional and sometimes eccentric family. My dad, mother and sister have been there for me for 29 years now and hopefully for many more yet to come (my brother in law has been pretty helpful too ;D). Dad has triumphantly defeated cancer and is still doing battle with COPD. He is the strongest and most confident person I’ve ever known, so no ailments will ever be able to hold him down. His recent sicknesses and other events have put some stress on family life this past year, but I have no doubt we will see things out together as we always have. My sister is the most supportive and helpful person I know. My mom always has an open ear and is sometimes the only one that really understands what all of this means (from my perspective). So that nobody feels left out – I also have one of the greatest and best extended families to date too (uncles, aunts, cousins, etc). I have two great nephews and a little wonderful princess of a niece that I love to see every time they walk through the back door. I have the world’s greatest family, plain and simply.
I couldn’t continue on without mentioning my friends along the way. The word “friends” covers a large group of people, too many to name off the top of my head (no matter how big it might be). From work to home, I have met many people I’d consider my friend – and I am lucky for that aspect of my life too. I do belong to a unique group of misfit toys, the Sideshow, and for them I show the most love ’cause even though we don’t get to see each other from day to day – I know if any of us were in trouble or needed help, the other ones would do all they could to fix the situation at hand. So no matter if I’ve been friends with you since grade school or since last month, know that I really do appreciate having you in my life.
So with all these new family plans and future endeavors, where does that leave my past children, my projects? Well, my websites still hold a special place in my heart – because they are the outcome of a lot of successful work and dedication. I share their success and popularity with all of you, because (it may sound cliché) without you I would not be as successful and confident in my own abilities as I am today. As soon as the new house gets done and I can get moved in, full time content production will start again across Firefox Facts, the Web Hosting Show and Mitchelaneous. Right now, the only thing I can keep caught up is my YouTube Mitchcraft and Let’s Play on the MindCrack fan server. Since these projects are still so young (both under a year in age) I think they deserve a little more attention than the rest. However, please stay subscribed, stay tune and bookmark all the previous mentioned links because only great things are yet to come.
Did You Make It This Far?
I hear people say a lot that nobody ever stops to appreciate the little things in life, and if this year has taught me anything – it has taught me that. My job, projects, family, friends and love I feel like I am the luckiest man alive. If you could grant me three wishes, I wouldn’t even take one – because right now I have everything I could ever want or need out of life and for that I am extremely happy.