it's new year's eve, which means that it's time for the obligatory wrap-up of the beautiful dark twisted cocktail that was 2010. we took the good, we took the bad. i dare say we took them both. no facts of life here, though; just another year over.
but damn, what a year. ups, downs, strikes, gutters - i have never had a year in my life that had more upheaval. i ended a marriage; i began a career. i started a relationship; i ended a degree program. i left home; i came home. it's enough to make you dizzy.
and i can say without reservation that, despite the heart-rending pain and dizzying glee, in the cold objective light of morning, i've never grown more than i did in 2010. and i largely did that growth publicly, through this little ol' internet outpost. it's been a hell of a journey here on the blog, and it's been amazing meeting all of y'all out here in the world.
so in the words of kanye west, i think it's time for us to have a toast. let's raise our glasses to:
- ourselves, for getting through it all, somehow;
- those we love, both who are here and who are gone;
- the future, for being better than the past;
- lessons learned and things achieved.
cheers to all of y'all. have a safe and amazing night; let's meet up again in 2011...