Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thoughts on 2010

It's almost 2011!

Which means that 2010 is almost over, which is always a good thing.

Not saying that I want time to fly by or anything, but I'd like to put my first full year of living in South Carolina behind me and look towards the future (CORNY AS SHIT, I KNOW).

So I've lived here for a full year, which is strange to me because I have been telling people for the past 6 months that I've only lived here 6 months, therefore lying to everyone I come in contact with. Oh well.

But it hasn't been a bust, I will admit. I actually graduated from something! Not that I've actually used my "degree" towards anything as of yet, but I'm trying to be optimistic. I've kept the same job for the whole year (with the exception of the first two weeks of December where I unsuccessfully moved to Charleston, got saddled with a totally shit job, quit said job and came back to Beaufort. EPIC FAIL). I finally got to see Interpol. I got a bunch of ink done, very high quality if I do say so myself. I've met some great people, survived a year of drinking nothing but coffee without having a heart attack, and spent more money on clothing that I'll probably never wear. The V-Dub is still running, which is a huge bonus. I've had my hair black, brown, purple, red, strawberry blonde, and now platinum. I've thrifted A LOT. I crocheted a bunch of hats, most of which won't even fit on my massive squash, but it's all about practice! At this point I'm kind of grasping at straws of things I've done, but I have to stay optimistic somehow.

So 2011, I'm ready for you to come. I want to do a lot more than I've done in 2010, and I think that it's very possible. And as I walked my lazy pug around tonight in the snow that will never stick to the ground, I figured that the best thing that has happened to me this year is the fact that I'm still here, even when some people I knew and loved aren't anymore. I can't say that that's really an achievement, but when you don't know what's going to happen from one day to the next, I'm making it one.

Come on, New Year, make it a good one.