It’s nothing external, really. It’s a set of thoughts that trigger some kind of experience inside, that triggers some kind of overall feeling that I associate with this time of year. It just happens. I deal with it. And then the next year is here. Truth is, I need this feeling, every bit as much as I need other feelings.
Why? Because it makes me work harder. It makes me think deeper. It makes me try to be a better person. Everything about this time of year is as important to the person you think I am as the smiles and the good will and all the power and passion I bring to things.
Don’t ask me to cheer up. Don’t tell me all the great things going on in my life. Don’t ask me to snap out of it. It’s not for you to fix. No one. It’s just the weather in my head.
LOTS of people go through this in their own way. The only difference is that they don’t have 25,000 friends on Twitter, and they don’t have a passionate stage from which they broadcast everything every day. They usually just deal with it quietly and hope no one notices.
I love you and I love the world and I love what we all have going for us. I’m going to sail the fastest, most powerful pirate ship in the waters in 2009, and I’m going to help as many of you as possible to be captains of your own ships, too.
You’re all the best. I’m okay. Thank you.