>A Look Back

>I know everyone gets reflective at the end of the year, but I think this is a good thing. For me it helps me put aside a lot of the “Oh, I wish I would’ves” and think about what was and all of the other good things.

I can’t believe that as I’m about to enter a new world decade and a new decade of my life, I already have a house. Sure, sure, the bank owns it, but it doesn’t change the fact that we can “burn a Pentagram into the backyard” (Chris’ words, not mine). I honestly don’t mind paying the taxes for it either, it make me feel like a real grown up.

It’s also nice to have nice neighbors and cool new friends. It’s a relief to be stable somewhere, have Chris on a normal schedule, and live a relatively normal, low stress life.

I’ve been able to accomplish a lot this year and do things I never would’ve imagined before (like bake bread each week). I’ve read more, made more, met more people, done things outside of my comfort zone, been humbled, been proud, laughed, cried, yelled, napped, and all the rest.

I don’t have huge, obtuse resolutions for the new year. I have set in place concrete projects that I want done. Plans will change, new ones will appear, some will go away, and I’m ok with all of those things.

I just want to keep learning new things, spending time with friends and being a better parent. I want to be jubilant more often than not, be creative as often as possible, and enjoy little moments constantly.

2010 will be better than 2009, which was a damn good year for me. How do I know it’ll be better? Because I’ve decided it will be.

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