The sum of me.

For awhile now I’ve had this idea to write a book about all the people I’ve met or that have influenced me in my life…each chapter would be about one person or share one story that taught me a life-lesson.

Actually, that was the initial idea, and after thinking about it for awhile I had decided to break it down into two books…one focused on friends and family, and one focused more on professional friends and acquaintances.

Of course this idea has been sitting in my brain for at least a handful of years and I’ve never done anything more than think about it from time to time (it sort of saddens me to think about how much time I waste just thinking about things I never act on…but I get the feeling that is a normal human trait).

The reality is that I will probably never sit down and write the book like I originally envisioned…but then it occurred to me the other day that one of the reason I started this blog was to collect ideas as potential content for future, yet-to-be-written books…and I want to write at least a little something every day to keep me in the content creation habit…so why not blog from time to time about the people who have helped to shape me into the person I am today?

I don’t know how many I’ll do, or how good any of them will actually turn out (none of my writing ever turns out how it sounds in my head)…but I think one of these days I’m going to start dumping out some of this type of stuff…

What ‘ideas’ have you had sitting around in your brain for awhile that are still lacking any action on your part?

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This is the personal blog of Kevin Marshall (a.k.a Falicon) where he often digs into side projects he's working on for and other random thoughts he's got on his mind.

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