Friday, December 30, 2011

A not-so year in review.

I understand why people do the year in review thing. It's a good way to metaphorically close one chapter, and prepare yourself a clean slate to begin outlining the next. But I can't do that this year. It's not as if nothing good happened to me. My summer was amazing. My new job, new apartment, moving to Somerville -- these things are huge, and I am eternally grateful for them.

But. 2011 was a struggle. Things began to fracture, and ultimately fell apart. Someone that I cared about very much died unexpectedly in February, which was the first time as an adult (fortunately) that I had to deal with death on a personal level. The usual ups and downs that come with each year are relatively unimportant. Then there is the last six weeks, which have been what I will not-so-fondly describe as total hell, on a daily basis. And that much emotional turmoil is exhausting.

So I am sorry that I can't look at the closing of the year with joy. I am looking forward to what's to come, don't get me wrong. But I can not wait to leave all of this behind me.

I'll end this post with a little bit of positivity:

Brian Andreas


Sam said...

Brian Andreas <3

Cassandra said...

Thank was fast, thank you!<3

andrea said...

AH, same reasons why I haven't done a yearly post, really. I'm still trying to figure out if 2011 was even worse than 2010. It's had less great moments, but I've also been stronger and had less horrible ones, so I guess they're even. All the best for 2012. It's our time to shine.