Alternate title: WTFF Was THAT?!
So, this here blog is still on. Fancy that. There was a time when erasing it from the face of the interwebs (inasmuch as that’s possible) looked like a certainty. But in retrospect, I’m not sure I ever could have carried that out.
2012 has, overall, been the most difficult in recent memory. Many painful and frustrating events later, I’m still standing. Perhaps a bit battered, but standing.
Rather than recount in gory detail the good, the bad, and the irrevocably broken things, I’ll list the “high” points and move on:
- The stalker that forced me to shut up shop here
- Fairly severe illnesses plaguing me through the year
- The new job I started in February was a colossal bust
- The IRS is using me for target practice thanks to the continued inequality for gays at the Fed level
- And a host of other crap
Some of the above has been resolved, some of it not. Through it all we survived and haven’t lost our minds in the process, though there have been days where sanity was absent.
2012 did bring a few good things- gay marriage legalized in Washington and Maine, for one. We had the pleasure of watching some dear friends -together 28yes- legally tie the knot December 15th. It remains hard to fully express how lovely it was; their faces conveyed joy unlike anything I think I’ve ever seen.
2013 will bring its own challenges, I’m sure, but I’m hopeful that there will also be rewards, enjoyment, and accomplishment.
Happy New Year to you!