First, today is the anniversary of my friends death on Ranger 12. I’ve talked about it before. Seems like yesterday. Here’s the link to a great version of the story.
Next, I was rucking past the Sheriff’s range today when the gaggle of SWAT team types ran by on their way to the weight sets in the parking lot. I smiled and thought about how I once was young and shaped like that group. I hadn’t remembered my friends anniversary until I got home. It was kind of an impact, remembering that they were also at the peak of their young lives physically.
I came home and talked to a potential client about a new audio book. Then headed into the studio to work on the current one. A rush job was waiting in the queue of my email, and I blasted that out. The audio book is next. I’m very thankful for that work. I decided to keep my head small and went to read the negative reviews on Audible. It’s not clear if I’m truly the worst narrator ever, because the people that accused me of that leveled it at other narrators. So I have that going for me. I’m content with an overall 4.5 rating on all the books I’ve done. Works for me.
The voice is strong, and the work rewarding. I’m excited about all the books I’ve got lined up for the next two years. Yes, that much work waiting for me out there. It’s going to be a busy 2023 and 2024.
Now back to the old: the rucking has been paying off, and there’s less of the old me and more of the new me. I’ve gained core strength, muscle mass and lost some fat. It feels pretty darned good.
Well, thanks for wandering by, but I’ve got to get editing: those books don’t do themselves.