2006 was a great year for me. It started off rather uneventful. I was working a lot and sleeping late, I spent a good amount of time editing my scripts and longing for nicer weather. At the time I was working three jobs. Working four nights a week at the hotel was providing me with endless hours of self contemplation. I soon realized I was suffering a serious bout of cabin fever and was nostalgic for London. I was in a phase where all I wanted to do was get out of Watertown and explore. Sometime at the beginning of March I booked a ticket and plotted out a holiday. I had the money and the desire, it just seemed natural to go. Returning to London gave me the peace of mind. It made me realize that the time I spent there in 2005 wasn’t just a one time thing, that I could go back anytime and experience the same things, walk the same streets, eat in the same kebab shops and watch the same sunsets. It was in London that I was able to gather my bearings, get away from the monotony of everyday life and reset myself. I returned to the States with a renewed vigor and an itching desire to finish some business. That business was Potsdam. My first attempt at college was a stellar disaster. I’d like to just throw an excuse out there- I wasn’t ready, but I was, things just didn’t go the way they were supposed to. I felt like a new man now. So after a lengthy re-enrollment and interview process I was re-accepted. Summer was going to be a time of celebration before I buckled down and prepared for a semester of studying. I enjoyed every day of summer. I explored a new part of myself, met a lot of new people and was happy to wake up every morning. And then before I knew it summer was over, the nights were getting cool and fall was just around the corner. I was sad to see summer go, but I had so much to look forward to in Potsdam. I made a fantastic new group of friends there and had a lot of crazy times but I also worked, and studied, and proved myself. Sixteen weeks of hell later and I emerged the victor. The remaining days in December I relaxed and reveled. It has been one hell of a year and there is no way this short journal entry could ever hope to do it the justice that 2006 did me, but its a start. 2006 was an amazing year and I can only hope that 2007 is full of exciting new things. I’m going to charge into with the same tenactiy that drove me in 06 and make the absolute best out of it.
Have a fantastic New Year everyone!