The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — The Year That Was… 2018.

Real talk? I was done with 2018 months ago, but it wasn’t quite done with me.

It’s been a challenging year. And not in the regular “working harder than any year before it” kind of way—hard in the losing friends and making enemies kind of way. In the realising you have more work than you have the effort available to do it kind of way. 2018 was a continuous, ongoing gauntlet of activity, and though I’d love to jump forward to 2019 and make a clean break, things aren’t quite that easy.

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — The Reality that was 2018.

I tried so hard to have less on my plate than everything I’m looking at on December 31st, 2018.

The year had no shortage of curveballs, and my batting average wasn’t exactly amazing—despite my successes, there’s plenty that’s gone to the wayside. Like this being the first year in a while I didn’t start with a list of a hundred goals, too busy travelling and planning to get my act together. Same goes for my annual Black History Month project, which got a few posts out but didn’t reach the potential I had in mind. It was a year full of distractions, and while I started Chatting with Casey and giving some much-needed shape to the unfinished problems in my life, it still showed I was a long way off from sorting it all out— I sensed a very interesting 2019 ahead.

The Week That Was… December 27th, 2015 – January 2nd, 2016.

Ladies and gentlemen, friends of all ages, sorry for the unexpected lull in activity lately — the site spent the last couple of days overcoming technical woes, which kept me well occupied until we got back to 100%. With that drama sorted, I’ve been back to my tedious ways, chipping away at all sorts of content I’m looking to share with you in the coming year.

But before I hit you with the new stuff, I need to get my house in order first — starting with The Week That Was coming back into regular rotation, my weekly look at what went down in a post full of bite-sized pieces — you know… if I get my act together, anyway.

This week, we focus on the transition into a new year, where if the first few days are any indication, should prove to be nothing short of interesting.