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This year I officially started school at WCC and I am just about to go into my 4th quarter. I’ve taken several art classes and am excited about taking figure drawing and painting this quarter.
This year I celebrated my 22nd birthday in style dressed as a pirate. I kissed a girl dressed as a sexy police officer. I drank more than my fair share of citrus tequila and then blacked out halfway through my birthday party.
This year I celebrated my 2 year anniversary with Aaron. Though as I recall, we didn’t really do anything for it.
This year I joined some friends at Linux Fest for the first time and had an absolutely amazing weekend. We celebrated James’ 80th birthday, I got a shimmy in the face from a belly dancer, and I made wire people with old Ethernet cables.
This year I had a manic phase that lasted 2 weeks. I took a break from Aaron, moved in with my sister, got too close to Jeremy, then spent the next couple weeks trying to tell Aaron what I’d done. In the process I believe I crippled my relationships with both Aaron and Jeremy.
This year I watched as Tony, Andy, and Aaron blew up a watermelon into pieces so small we could no longer find them.
This year I went to my first Depeche Mode concert and it was absolutely positively the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. I’m still so happy that I got seats as close as I did. Aaron and I stayed in a nifty little hotel where we shared bathrooms with other guests.
This year my Halloween was admittedly depressing because I had to work.
This year I successfully cooked my first turkey on my own and it turned out perfect. It was the first time I’d thrown a Thanksgiving at my home and even though we were all very tired before the night really even began, we still had fun.
This year I finally decided I want to get help for being bipolar and I scheduled my first appointment for January 22nd. This is a big deal for me.
This year I stopped biting my nails and started putting my clothes away into the drawers. Believe it or not this is definitely worthy of posting on my year end list.
This year I remembered Aaron’s dad’s name and had a very enjoyable Christmas at his home watching Star Trek in HD. I also received a binary clock and an R2D2 garbage can!
All in all, this year really was not the best, though I had some good times. I’ve recently been informed that one of my really good friends, Tony, is likely joining the military and will not be here for the next four years. I fully support him doing what he needs to do to make him happy, but god damn I am going to miss him. I haven’t really done much with myself this year except school. I am glad I’m in school and I’m glad that’s making progress. I’m nervous about the outcome and I’m sincerely hoping to find any job soon after I graduate. It may mean keeping my current one and starting another until I pay off some debt and get on my feet again, but we shall see. Here’s to hoping something happens with my life next year. Good bye 2009!