Wow!  What a response from the big news I announced the other day.

You never know who’s actually reading what you publish, and you never know what the response will actually be.  I named this blog “Barefoot & Exposed” with the intention of being as candid and personal as I could be.  I think I’ve done a decent job with that, and what I’m learning is that “intimacy” is what sparks the most emotion.  The word “authentic” is certainly over-used by marketing and branding ‘experts’…but ya know what?  It’s true.

I guess I wanted to just say THANK YOU to everyone who has reached out via Facebook, email, phone and in-person and shared their thoughts.

There’s a general sadness that has been expressed from folks.  Though that in turn makes me a bit sad, it also makes me happy to know that Snoloha has that kind of impact.

It also makes me feel a certain amount of responsibility.

To deliver another form of escapism.

To create another concept that makes people ‘feel’ something.

To build something that my daughter will be proud of.

To build something that would be missed.  That’s not an easy thing to do.  But I’ve done it once…and have learned quite a bit along the way.

So what’s next?

I’m not exactly sure.  I’m shooting from the hip.  I do have some ideas and possible opportunities.  And as they become more clear, I’ll let you all know.

What about this website, and this blog?

Well…eventually the clothing will be all gone and the site will probably get a facelift.  The blog will continue on.

Again, shooting from the hip and figuring it out as I go.

Of course, I can’t end a blog post like this without some song lyrics to help make the point.

Cause I believe that I,
Was born with a song inside of me.
Never question why,
I just kept on chasing that melody.
And as time goes by,
It’s funny how time can make you realize,
We’re running out of it.

On the day that I die,
I wanna say that I,
Was a man who really lived and never compromised.
And when I’ve lived out my days,
Until the very end,
I hope they find me in my home, a guitar in my hands.

Zac Brown Band, “Day that I Die”