It is so easy to just tell 2016 to fuck the fucking fuck off and not look back. We lost way too many good people, and elected a president worse than George W. Bush. I don't want to dwell on that right now. Instead, I want to challenge myself and look back at the good things that happened in 2016 and share some links (Plus I only got to use this image once back in January....)
I quit Pulp Sushi and created Ink & Coffee! I was not sad to let Pulp Sushi go, it was actually pretty cathartic. It was especially nice to not have any pressure to make sales during the holidays. Good thing!
Still working for Typepad and A Little Beacon Blog. I was working for Rogue Social for a bit, which was awesome, but I had to let that gig go as things with ALBB have become super busy. Still a happy ending.
Still going strong with Mike! We celebrated 15 years together back in August, it was a challenging year but I think we're better for it now.
Got to experience The Doughnut Project for the first time and now I'm completely hooked! I want one now!
My family is still with me and doing well. Also my cousin got engaged!
I had a great Birthday/Holiday party this month! We are getting pretty good at hosting holiday parties. Hoping that next year our party will be in a new home with more room to spread out, drink, eat, and lots and lots of Christmas decorations! It's gonna be bigger, better, and bad-ass..er.
Thanks to the election, I became more involved in politics, current events, social activism, and blogging again! I really missed writing.
We all survived the big Instagram changes of 2016.
In other good news...
Army blocks drilling of Dakota oil access pipeline - ok this did not effect me directly but it was nice to see a positive resolution come out of an issue that was mostly ignored by the mainstream media.
The Chicago Cubs win their first World Series since 1908! As a Baseball fan, I loved this story and was cheering them on (because both New York teams weren't in the picture).
Okay! So I don't really have resolutions for 2017, I have no idea what to expect but I refuse to be complacent.
More work, more reading, more educating, more writing, more friends, more tattoos, more cake, more coffee.
I hope to make the most of each day, enjoy the little things, pamper myself, spend more time with friends, and not let negative thoughts take up too much space in my brain. This does not mean I will stop following what's going on with our government, if anything, I'll be following it MORE, we all should.