I am full of optimism for the upcoming year and possibly a new viable, bustling forum. I spent half of November and all of December working on 5 Christmas songs to play for my family at our various holiday functions. It went pretty well although stage fright was palpable. When I was alone and playing in the background without people looking at me it went well! Now I'm ready to get back to work. This weekend I will write out my goals and my action plans. I ordered L&M fingerstyle guitar so I have a lot of work to do on both my open and especially my barre chords. Looking forward to it!