Lunch w/Greg: Signing off for 2009!
Well, here it is, the final post of 2009 for Greg In Hollywood.
The photo you see is me a year ago celebrating the arrival of the new year in West Hollywood. I thought I had a pretty good idea what was in store for me.
Turns out I had no idea.
Seven weeks later, I was laid off from a job I absolutely loved and a week after that, I started this site with the help of some really wonderful friends named Danny Sullivan, Lorna Harris, Kate Cohen and Val Cohen. I didn’t have time to reflect, to dwell, or to mourn.
Life went on.
Then in June one of my best friends, Walter Lee Carpenter died unexpectedly and I can tell you, losing my job was a blip compared to the loss of Walt.
So I begin 2010 in a far different place than a year earlier but, thankfully, some things are the same: the loyalty of friends who have never doubted my ability to succeed and the love of family that is always there, no matter what.
Working for myself with a far more flexible schedule allowed me in 2009 to not always be on my way someplace or on my way home from somewhere. I was able to enjoy so many precious moments with the people I love and that means everything to me.
And then there are the readers of this blog. You have no idea. Thousands of you continue to pop in each day and your kind notes via Facebook, Twitter, Email and on the site itself always make my day. I pledge to continue doing what I do as long as you’ll have me!
I begin 2010 with a couple of terrific new gigs in addition to Greg In Hollywood: I’m a contributing writer covering television to Fancast.com beginning immediately and will be writing about the entertainment industry for the exciting new site HollywoodNews.com. This blog will remain LGBT focused while the others are more mainstream entertainment oriented.
This allows me to do all the things that I love and I’m very excited about all of it.
I want to wish each and every one of you are very Happy New Year!