A New Year Was Born.

Last night I set my intentions for the year. I kept the list as simple and as manageable as reasonably possible. We don’t do resolutions here, only intentions.


A New Year Came Into the World quietly at our house.

This is going to be kind of a quiet little personal entry into the blog to start the year. Honestly, I don’t have a ton to say right now. Mostly I’m just trying to get back into the swing of blogging on a regular basis again.

Last night I set my intentions for the year. I kept the list as simple and as manageable as reasonably possible. We don’t do resolutions here, only intentions. Life is always a work in progress. Resolutions only seem to last anyone a short time and everyone feels down when they get broken. Why set oneself up for failure?

Intentions are a year round and sometimes longer fulfilment process.

I intend to:

  • Publish something on DrivethruRPG this year
  • Publish something to DMsGuild this year.
  • Write my first novel.
  • Have a physical, standing game group.
  • Obtain regular, meaningful income for myself and my family
  • Meditate daily.

Please note these are not numbered and not in any specific order for a reason. I also left off some of the specifics because I want to flow into my intentions. These are a game plan, not specific strategies or tactics. That can all come later. There might be some rebranding of websites and social media accounts.

I might even go back to working… a day “job.” Note that I would rather be tarred and feathered than go back to an office, retail, or custodial job. I’m done working for “the Man.” No offense intended toward anyone, but my last job left such a rotten taste in my mouth, I don’t think I’m ever going back.

Am I willing to work hard?

Damn Skippy! I’m going to work hard on my personal goals. I’m going to work hard to connect with spirit every day and find my flow. I’m going to set new goals as I achieve them and be looking ahead at new opportunities on every horizon. I’m not going to quit until I’m satisfied/happy where I am every day.

I’m going to take care of my family as if it is my full time job when I’m not doing other things. They’re important. Before enlightenment: chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood and carry water. Some things will always need doing no matter what.

I’m stepping back a bit from Ufology following the fracas that was the Añjali thing. I still believe in ETs and extradimensional beings. I still believe in contact. I’m just no longer convinced the majority of ufology and even some of the spiritual community aren’t corrupted by greed, corporate influence, or the government. In short, I’m cutting the crap out of my life that no longer belongs.

I’ve always love Role-Playing Games and that’s never going to change.

Hence why half my intentions revolve around gaming activities. No lie, #ttrpg Twitter took me in and welcomed me; a total stranger, into their fold with no questions asked. Compared to #ufotwitter, they are saints. And let’s face it, if you’re going to have LARP and fictional games, why not just play LARP and fictional games, right?

I’ve been a gamer for 40 years come June. That’s a long time to be involved in any hobby or interest. I’m kind of a renaissance man of sorts. I have had interests in electrical wiring, bicycling, woodworking, painting, sculpting, acting, stagecraft, drawing, painting miniatures, wargaming, guns, web design, making jewelry, and a bunch of other things over the years, but I always come back to tabletop role-playing games.

This is why my blog site may be changing over soon. I’ll still drop the occasional personal/spiritual/LoA/Personal Growth article, but I’ll try to section it off from the gamer stuff.

I’m also looking at Patreon and more on Ko-Fi. If things really start rockin and rollin, I might be tempted to start a monthly newsletter, too. I might also start designing websites for other people again, too. There’s always potential for growth and helping others.

Stay tuned. More to come. Have a safe, prosperous, and joyful new year.

Author: Jeff Craigmile

I'm a tabletop role-playing game writer and designer from Des Moines, Iowa always looking for more work. I'm the father of four boys and human to three cats.

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