It's strange. Until january of this year, I had taken a several year sabbatical from gaming. Aside from playing in Rob Hall's L5R and Dresden Files games, I played nada. I wasn't even interested in playing and I certainly wasn't interested in running a game. Out of nowhere the inspiration came back and now...well now I'm running 2 DnD games (Gathering and Weird War Stories) and about to start running a Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game on monday and my oldest daughter asked me to start a Legend of the Five Rings game for her and her friends, in the future.
I'd like to thank all of the wonderful people I have been playing with and running games for. I've really made an effort not to repeat the sins of the past. And these game sessions have been very, very rewarding for me.
I am especially glad to get the chance to play with my (soon to be) 11 year old son and can't begin to describe the feeling of having my oldest tell me how much she loved playing L5R with us when she was that age. At some point I need to recruit my 8 year old daughter.
In short, I'm really blessed and hope to savor the moments while I can.