Jan 012007

Wow, another year already? It seems like only last week that it was the end of 2005.

So much has happened in my life this year, I don’t really know where to begin. I’m thankful for all of the happiness that I’ve received over the last 12 months, and I’m glad that I have experienced everything that’s happened, good and bad alike.

I was going to post one of those stupid internet meme things, but I decided against it. This isn’t a livejournal, and nobody really cares anyway. It might be different if I had an audience at all (and I know I don’t, because I can read apache access logs as well as anyone else). So no 40-question list of things that I’ve done over the last year, decided by some unknown someone out there with nothing better to do than make up a questionnaire like that.

Instead, I’ll summarize the main things that would’ve been on the list anyway, but this way I can leave out all of the crap that doesn’t matter to me. Last year’s resolutions: I can’t remember, but I’m still fat, fiscally irresponsible, and lazy, so I doubt I kept any that I might’ve made. This year’s resolutions: among other things that I’m not comfortable publicizing, I’m resolving to stay on my diet this year. I’ve got a wedding to look good for in just over 10 months, and life at 265 is uncomfortable. Over the last year, I proposed to the woman I love (Hi, Heather!), continued working in a job I only marginally enjoy, and spent a whole crapload of money on God-knows-what (I only know that it’s not in my bank account any more). I started attending church again (for the first time in, what, 15 years?), and I’m finding that I actually enjoy it.

The coming year will be full of changes (and charges), and I won’t say that part of me isn’t terrified of the changes to come. But the rest of me is welcoming the new year, with all of its potential happiness and grief, with open arms.

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