2016: My Year – life+running

2016: My Year

2016 May Not Have Been Your Year, but It Was Mine.

There’s no denying that 2016 brought terrible things. Quasi-immortals David Bowie and Prince died (along with a slew of other influential people I loved — now Carrie Fisher?!). Donald Fucking Trump got elected President of the United States. Racism and sexism (still) run rampant. Violence is (still) everywhere. People are (still) suffering for a lot of stupid reasons.

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2016 sucked, except … a lot of great things happened to me.

I didn’t realize how great of a year 2016 was for me, until Mark pointed it out. I was bitching about all of the horrible stuff  that happened in 2016, and he reminded me that I accomplished a lot this year. He did too. I guess that’s what we can keep doing: accomplishing good things on a personal level, even if those things can’t counteract all the bad shit happening around us.

I killed it in 2016.

These are huge accomplishments. Although, marriage isn’t really an accomplishment per say because it’s not like you can put it on a checklist and get it done. It is an accomplishment to me because Mark and I had been together for so long and it’s nice to finally be “official” even though not much has changed (beyond my last name — which is still weird — and some legal documents).

How can I top this in 2017?  I want to continue learning, making, and growing, even though I’m not in school. I don’t want to stagnate. I want to remain relevant and produce great work. I’m continuing my monthly creative challenges, which should help, and am taking advantage of my job to learn some new things.

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Do me a favor and answer me this: Despite all the crap 2016 brought, what great thing happened to you this year?

2 Comment

  1. Started designing for a magazine with a circulation of 1.5 million, learned I’m moving to New York and spent more time with my mom than any other year 🙂 to name a few

    1. Calee says: Reply

      Way cool! Glad to hear it. Sorry I just saw your comment. 🙂

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