We made it through another year. It’s felt like the worst year ever to me every year since 2013, so I’ve kinda given up thinking things will get better just because I put up a new blank calendar.
But we made it through 2017, even if it did really suck at (a lot) of points along the way. And for all the bad, there were some great memories along the way.
I visited Florida, flew on a plane for the first time, and saw baseball games in two parks I’d never been to before. I almost caught a football at the arena-league championship game. I spent time with friends. I learned to be a slightly better photographer than I was when the year started.
I hope that you all had your own great memories of 2017. Maybe you don’t even think the year sucked.
I hope that 2018 is a good year. I do. But I realize that its not all going to be roses. Our country is more divided than ever — we live in a time where people don’t just have their own sets of opinions, but their own sets of facts as well. Even in fandom circles, there is so much fighting that there’s little respite from reality to be found there. Health problems don’t get better just because of date change, either.
I stopped making New Year’s resolutions years ago, because I’ve never been able to keep them. But I still set some New Year’s goals for 2018:
- Fight for the things that matter to me, and let go of the things that don’t
- Spend time with the people that I care about
- Focus on being happy – as the Doctor says, “Everything ends and it’s always sad. But everything begins again and it’s always happy. Be happy.”
Here’s to the adventure that awaits us in 2018