23 November 2010

Victory Lap

I was talking to the baby's therapist and she asked if all the court drama was over, I said yeah there is nothing on the horizon. A little later i was thinking about it and realized that for the frist time in a long time I have nothing circled on my calender (besides birthdays and such). I free to focus on other aspects of life. The natural question is whats next? All year I was going to treat 2011 as my victory lap, a year where I progress to make up for the last 5 years of sitting still. So what will I be doing?

- A Book: like 5 people have said I should write a book about this whole experience. Even my lawyer said I was going to be the first chapter in HIS book lol. So I just may gather my thoughts and get to writing, don't worry if I end up on oprah I'll be sure to thank all of you.

- BBQ Sauce: My BBQ sauce is awesome, I've sold a couple bottles of it and I plan on moving that into full drive. I got a name and logo worked out, next year I'll hit up some BBQ fests and get the word out. Hell I might even be able to sell it in whole foods as a local product. I don't know how it will all work but I know I'm tired of watching talent sit on the shelf. It's about time to put it to work.

- A new house: I love my house, its a town house thats close to the school and it has enough space for me and LMS. My thought was that I would stay in it till I get married then move into something me and my wife picked together so it would be "Our" house instead of "My" house. Thing is the woman I want to marry doesnt want to marry me so that plan would have to be put on hold. Instead of waiting till I get married I might just spend 2011 stacking my money for a single family home, it will be more space then we need but I want a yard and a garage plus LMS wants a dog.

- New Car: I don't NEED a new car but I want a truck. This will happen in the spring or so.

- Get in Shape: I've been doing a good job losing weight, I'm going to continue to keep it up. No real goal weight I just wanna keep working at it.

- New Job: So if ya'll remember I was about to be laid off a couple of weeks ago. A new company won my contract and gave me a raise so I'm not as active looking for a new job now. My job is pretty cushy and affords me the time and opprotunity to do other things. It's also a low stress enviorment which I've learned counts for alot. Unless I find a gig where I can work from home or not have to commute into DC I'll stay where I'm at.

Point of all this is I have a little freedom that I haven't had in a long time. Even with a kid to raise I have a chance to do great things.


bellasyk said...

Woo hoo! It's great when you've won the war and now you only have to concentrate on being happy and living life :-)

BorednTalkative said...

You're a man with a plan. I wish you the best of luck with everything.

Sha Boogie said...

Your goals sound pretty awesome Dave! I have two: buy a house with the hubby and loose weight. Loving the bbq sauce idea, great things start with a small dream, go for it!

Ieisha said...

We talking about the BBQ sauce you sent me? Oh yeah, market that stuff!!

And I would SO buy that book!! I can see you on your book tour stopping in Chicago, lol. I'd be able to say I knew you when you were just blogging from the DMV.

Good luck with it all, I know you'll get it all done.

chele said...

I'm sure you will do great things. Have a great holiday!

SincerelyGo said...

I'm happy for you. You weathered the storm now it's time to treat yourself with the desires of your heart. Congratulations on the break through and I wish you and your daughter bunches of luck next year.

Now about this BBQ sauce, never mind. I'm so greedy.


Anonymous said...

And I am Happy for you!!!! Can't wait to taste the BBQ sauce. You and LMS have a Happy Thanksgiving!!


Monique said...

Good deal Dave, good deal. And LMS should be expecting some gifts from the Hair Fairy one of these days.