I felt like its been a shit year. 2011 was really hard work. It felt so so long and for most of it I just wanted it to be over. I’ve often thought that I will look back on it as a really rough patch in my life. But as is the way this time of year, you start to reflect. And do you know what, I think with the benefit of hindsight, I’ll look back at 2011 as one of the best, most rewarding of my life. But why if it was so tough, could it turn out to be so good? Well let me tell you!
I made some phenomenal new friends. This time last year I didn’t know McCraigyDimples, Murdochsj, Edenland, StylingYou – now I can’t imagine life without them. I just met so many cool fabulous people in 2011 it was goddamn ridiculous – SimieBoy, _Adam_Williams, TheFlack, etc. I love you guys.
Speaking of Woog, this time last year Mrs Woog was still trying to explain to me what blogging was, which she was just learning for herself. I started on Jan 12 and, as you know, I am now obsessed. This page has come to be my diary, my place to vent, my place to politicise. Best part is that its made my head less cluttered and that can only be a good thing.
The blogging community. I literally did not know such a thing existed. Now I’m very proud to be a part of it.
Twitter. Twitter is my new boyfriend. I tell him everything. We flirt, we argue, we tease. We spend most nights together. He gets me off!
Man Pit became my home. While it is a great apartment which I’ve taken great care in decorating, its what it represents that is important. It makes me feel smart, successful and independent. And a little bit sexy.
Two brilliant holidays, we had a ridiculously successful year at work, and I got to travel heaps. WOW!
Little Sammy has been with me every step of the way in 2011.
And I’m actually really proud of how I handled Aschapelle’s and my break-up, some could even say maturely. After 6+ years it was much harder and longer than I could have ever predicted. But we did real good.
See, in actual fact, it was a fucking good year!
And thats just the new stuff. So much good came with me into 2011. My family and Inner Circle were unbelievably patient and supportive with me this year – propping me up when I needed it and letting me cut loose cause I needed too. And their honesty. Their honesty is something I will always treasure. Lucky Paulie and Miss Cal are my other two Muskateers.
Jeez, now I’m just becoming all sentimental and shit. I don’t want to do that, its not what I started to write today. My point was going to be quite simple… For most of 2011 I felt like I was having a rough time but hoped with the benefit of hindsight I’d see it as a really positive year.
But what my actual conclusion is…
IT WAS A FUCKING GREAT YEAR!
Thank you so so much, so sincerely and from the bottom of my heart and loins, for being a part of it.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!
Lots of love, xoxoxoxoxo