Dos mil diez.
Deus mille dix.
It's been a year, which is hard to believe. Last year, I had just come off the best Christmas in the entire world with stronger friendships and a million inside jokes. 2009 was, in a word, epic, and lots happened. Last year, I wrote:
"You know what, 2009 was great. It was full of everything a year should be. I loved it. It was an amazing year for me. But 2010 can be great, too. My New Year's Resolution?
Stop being afraid of the future. Stop living in the past.
Just because something was great, doesn't mean greater doesn't exist.
2010 is going to be great. That's not a hope. That's a fact.
Because (not to quote Hannah Montana) life's what you make it.
So, let's Carpe Diem, people."
Wasn't I cool? I don't mean that in a conceited way, I just realize what a great outlook I had. Somehow, in 2010 I lost some of that.
2010 has been really different. It's been quieter sort of, full of growing up and learning (often the hard way). I've made some unexpected friends and lost some unexpected friends. I've worked harder in school and started to like shopping.
2010 hasn't been fireworks and joy, it's been moonlight and understanding.
Twenty-ten was interesting and enlightening, but I can't say that I will miss it. I'm more eager to see what twenty-eleven holds than I am to hold onto twenty-ten, and I think that's a good thing.
Tonight, I'm having the first New Year's Eve party I've ever thrown. I think it'll be great :) Scratch that, I *know* it'll be great. We'll eat popcorn and drink sparkling grape juice and play games and watch the ball drop in Times Square. We'll be with each other.
Life is about living, loving, laughing and learning. In 2011, I plan to remember and do those things to 100% of my ability, and then I *know* the year will be great.
Who's with me? Let's live, love, laugh and learn together. Let's Carep Diem, y'all :)