Reboot, the 2018 edition

Aaaaaaaaaaaand, I’m back.

Spoiler alert: You did not miss me.

It’s now been 13 months since I last wrote words in this space, about the passing of Carrie Fisher in December 2016.

Thirteen months is four decades or more in Internet relevancy.

I made every excuse to talk myself out of writing anything here for those 13 months.

The reason I abstained from doing the one thing I’m actually good at is simple:

There just didn’t seem anything good to write about.

The last two years sucked for a lot of reasons and they emotionally sucked a lot out of me.

It probably would have helped if I worked out those things through writing!

But today, the first chapter in the book known as 2018, I took some small actions that I think will help.

After getting back from a workout session (something I’m going to try to do A LOT more often), I went through my social media channels and unfollowed a bunch of dormant accounts and people who don’t mean anything to me anymore.

I then went into my email and marked more than 6,000 emails as “read.”

I now have a clear email account for the first time since at least May 2014.

It feels really good.

Then I went on Netflix and removed a handful of movies from my “List” I’d told myself for a year I was going to watch.

There’s still some there, but not as many.

Then for my first movie of the year I watched a romantic comedy for the first time in a while.

It was Sleeping With Other People starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis.

I won’t bore you with details. I liked it.

I hope there’s plenty more to like about 2018.

Because I have to write about something.

 and on Facebook

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About Daniel McFadin

NASCAR writer for NBCSports.com. Former Sporting News intern. Graduated from IUPUI in Indianapolis with a master in sports journalism in 2014 and from Arkansas State University in 2013 with a degree in Journalism. Originally from Lewisville, Texas, now in Fort Worth. Ask me if I like Star Wars. I dare you.
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