I think today was a success…
Well, my knuckles are finally finished. So that’s good.
And we setup a bunch of stuff for tomorrows concert, and Saturdays wedding. So I’m feeling reassured about that as well.
OH and my head was blown off by Joss Whedon and his show Dollhouse again. So there’s that.
Now to try and sleep without touching anything :/
Today was a day of rejuvenation…
I reacquainted myself with the good people over at VICE and their many documentary series. playing through my earbud at work I explored North Korea, visited the Westboro Baptist Church, and learned the rich history of unsung tattoo heroes in America.
It inspired me! I spent the afternoon editing stuff and working out details for a few concerts. And when I got home, I sat down with my sketchbook and soaked it all in. Days like this are needed about once a month, where I learn rather than teach…
I also got to make taco’s for a bunch of rad students. Always fun!
Thought I’d go through my Archive and share some of my highlights from the past 12 months. Click on the links for photos, videos, and personal thoughts…
JANUARY [Trip to BC]
Not only my first time flying, but also my first time seeing the Pacific Ocean. Visiting my old friends in Langley, and meeting some fun internet friends in Vancouver, wasn’t just a fun time…it enlightened me spiritually and mentally.
FEBRUARY [Closing of JJ]
My friends at Jonny’s Java closed their premiere store in Winkler’s mall. A sad occasion, but, it’s great to see how far they’ve come from selling beans out of their basements.
MARCH [Re-opening of The B]
After the closing of the historic location, and being shut down for far too long, one of my greatest accomplishments ever will have been to be a part of the opening of this new building! I’ll remember this forever.
APRIL [College Grad]
My years at Prov were some of the most trying times of my adult life. Who I am, and most likely who I will become, were moulded on that campus…
MAY [RIP Cstone]
My happy place. My favorite summer past time. THE monumental gathering of Christianity and music in one place. It will be missed.
JUNE [Summer of the BBQ]
Through my job, I was invited to be a part of sooo many fun events involving the preparing and devouring of meat haha. I learned how to make some great dishes, made so many new friends, and raised money/awareness for some great causes.
JULY [Summer of Bikes]
My entire summer revolved around my new fixed-gear-beauty. It helped me launch the WinkCity Cycle Squad, which (with my friends) got so many people in the community connected to some great things!
AUGUST [Spoken Returned]
Being able to work with one of my favorite and most iconic bands of all time was not only a boyhood dream, but a professional goal that I never really thought I’d be able to check off.
SEPTEMBER [Breaking the Wrist]
It may not seem like a big deal, but for a guy who was drawing up different designs since he was a child, getting my knuckles tattooed was/is a big deal.
OCTOBER [YouthPastor First]
Being invited to speak at Westside Church’s “Encounter” event marked my first time speaking on stage at a professional youth event. Something that most people shrug off as just being part of the job, but something I never saw myself doing.
Who’da thunk that a couple of hairy dudes could gain the support of an entire community?! Especially at the level that we did…unreal!
DECEMBER [Trip to ON]
This years big roadtrip. My first time experiencing big cities like Chicago on my own, teamed with the blessing of seeing my old College roommate (and forever one of the best men I’ve known). Not to mention that just like the beginning of the year, I got to end it off by meeting another internet friend, and traveling somewhere new!
I don’t do resolutions, nor do I think 2013 will be “my year”, but it’s encouraging to see how many firsts I accomplished this year…can’t wait to add more the list!