And what have I done?
Surely one of the most turbulent years of my life. ..
Lost one of the most important people in my life, one of the central pillars of my existence. And I am wandering in the darkness a bit as a result.
Learnt what it was like to be an adult, to really deal with stuff when the shit hits the fan.
Was one of the top Associates at my company, managed to garner a perfect review, a promotion and a decent pay increase.
Got to know the boys well, very well and regain my sanity a bit.
Made a couple of new, absolutely awesome friends.
Got the photo studio business running but lost steam halfway through.
Partook in far too many mind altering substances.
Went to the edge of the abyss many a time but managed to claw my way back.
Found out exactly how far I could push myself and not break.
Applied for my citizenship.
Learnt to breathe under water and became a PADI certified diver.
Went to a rave or two...or three.
And last night had my heart crushed. ..
What will 2009 hold? There is of course no real way to know but I hope a lot of healing, a lot of diving, a relaunch of the studio, a big move back home and a lot of good times with the family and friends that make my life worth living. Maybe you can’t have some things that at the moment seem so important in life, but I am grateful for what I have.
A happy new year to everyone out there on the world wide web. Stay safe.