Hello dear reader(s)!
Given the time difference, I think for my friends in the UK it is already pretty late on Boxing Day. If not Boxing Night now. We don’t really have that here in the US, so I have decided that today, the day after Christmas, shall be known as Boxers Day.
Why Boxers Day?
Because I ate too much last night and do not feel like putting on pants. Therefore, I will sit around in my boxers all day. Boxers Day. Simple.
So now with the Yule/Christmas/December holidays pretty much out of the way, it is time to focus on New Year’s. By the calendar most of us use, the year changes in a little bit of time. Since we keep track by those numbers, I guess it is rather significant.
Let’s look back on 2015, shall we?
Let’s not and say we did.
2015, was, and likely always will be, the worst year of my life.
However, as near as I can tell, it was also the end of the era of horrible years. It is hard to get worse than what happened in July. I mean, I’m not trying to tempt the fates, but I don’t know if a zombie apocalypse would be as devastating. So this year, seems in a way to have been a cap on all of the awful. Rock bottom, which means things should be going up.
And while I know I was in the hospital again fairly recently, I see that as more of a fluke than a sign that I am not better. I still have the things I need to watch out for, I still have some growth I need in my bone marrow before I can live a life anything close to what some would call “normal”, but I feel 2015 was the beginning of the end.
I met a couple of people who are really important to me. I moved from the high desert yuckiness that I detest. I have traveled alone to Alaska. I spent more time outside of the hospital than in it by a huge margin. That hasn’t hasn’t happened for literal years.
2015 was the year that my old life almost completely vanished and now I have to figure out how to restart. I imagine 2016 will be a bit bumpy, but I am determined to do it. Already trying hard to make new friends, and I am seeing some success in that area, but it is tough without work or school as a basis. So I’ve had to be a little creative. I am hoping that soon I will know whether or not my B-cell line has come in. With vaccines and a bit more immunity, if I am careful, maybe, just maybe, I can get working again at some point this year. I certainly hope so, anyway.
All in all, I am hopeful for 2016. I think the hope is realistic too. Yes, I was hopeful for 2015, but I still had so much to lose. And I did. This year will start almost like a blank slate. New town, improving health (hopefully), new friends and methods for making more, and less to lose. Granted, there are still people and things that I could lose that would be devastating, but I really don’t know if anything could touch what was lost in 2015.
To summarize, goodbye 2015, don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.
Eventually I suppose I will need to put on some pants and try to work off all of the goodies I had last night. But for now, I am content to celebrate Boxers Day. I’d post a pic, but this isn’t that type of blog-type-thing. Besides, I am sure a lot of you are already flooded with inappropriate pictures.
Do you have any plans for New Year’s? Any resolutions? Are you going to party it up or make it low-key? Will you be awake when the clock strikes and the calendar flips? Would love to hear from you all about it.
Drawing courtesy “Boxer shorts” by Svgdraw – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boxer_shorts.svg#/media/File:Boxer_shorts.svg