I have an FTW tattoo on my wrist which no longer reconciles with how I feel. After the amazing year I’ve had it’s more like Thank The World than Fuck The World.

This year:

I started meditating, which is hard to verbalize, but it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.

I quit smoking, about 9 months ago, and I’m motivated by coughing up charcoal. Growing new lungs, no big deal.

I got sober. Reality is way more interesting than I’d ever considered.

I made some new friends and got the chance to spend a lot of time with old friends because of a new found freedom and not having to make abrupt departures.

Got published and got regular freelance writing gig. I’m doing what I’ve always wanted to do. Having seen a dream realized, I can dream bigger and have some faith that anything’s possible.

I figured out this is not a test. This not a dress rehersal. The clock is ticking and I’m gonna live.

So closing this year out, I just wanted to acknowledge the blessings in my life, to say THANK YOU to my family and my friends and to wish everyone all the health and happiness in the new year.

May the force be with you!