i've been used to ending the year looking back. i didn't end 2011 the way i used to. but then again, 2011 was not my typical year.
it was a time of exploring, i guess. i find myself in a not so familiar place and it felt like i was learning everything all over again. you know that saying that you need to get lost first before you can find your way again? well, maybe this is all part of that process. getting lost to get your bearings right... i sure hope so.
the year was full of realizations, for that i am thankful for. you never really look at the little things when you don't need to. and you never really miss them unless they're gone. there are a number of things i lost this year, and i can't wait to get them back... again, you can't find things that aren't lost and you can't find anything if you don't know what you're looking for.
given that, i have things to work hard for in 2012. things will be different... and it will be good. it won't be easy, but i'll get it done anyway. ;p
happy new year everyone!