on this first day of the new year, and new decade, i'm feeling the need to reflect on the past year and a little on the past decade.

2000 - april 2003 sucked. i was, for all intents and purposes, dead.

may 2003 - december 2003 was kinda meh, but i was starting to breathe again.

2004 - 2006 were drama filled, but still amazing.

2007 started to get difficult.

2008 was hard in the beginning, but got much better later.

2009 has been a whirlwind of up and down for me.

january was full of standard minnesota snow.

february was the same.

in march we decided to move to LA.. on august first.

in april i made my first trip to california and, for the first time, felt like i was home.

may was horrible.

june got better.

july was better, but very stressful.

august was the most terrified i've ever been.

september was still scary but getting better.

in october everything started to fall into place.

november was fantastic.

and december was, simply put, fucking phenomenal. i've met some amazing people. i've done some amazing things.

and 2010.. well, it's only going to get better and better. a new venture or two, a trip or two, some new tattoos, and love in my house ( if fortune cookies are to be trusted ). i plan to have a year filled with balance, calm, and fantastic.

and i wish the same for you all.

January, 02 2010 under self