I’d be a bit of liar if I told you that I liked you, 2010. In reality, you pretty much sucked!
Overall, you were a rough year for the entire Graham clan! From unemployment to broken hearts, you brought it all. For me, you’ve been a bit of a train wreck, starting with the abrupt move from my apartment to being diagnosed with diabetes and the all the drama before, after, and in between. Many assholes (internal organs included) contributed to the shit show of this past year. Honestly, 2010, I’m glad to see you go!
However, I’d be remiss (and a bit of an asshole myself) if I did not take a moment to recognize what you did bring to my life this year. Though it’s been rough and I often wallowed in the “Why me’s” of many situations, it was made clear to me that I was not alone, that I had more good people then I could ever imagine out there supporting me, waiting to pick me up when I fell down. And I fell down often.
With parents who were ever concerned and always supportive. With a sister whose presence I can not live without. With a friend who, on a moment’s notice, changed her life with me (and for me). With an old friend who I can always rely no matter how many months go by. With a new friend who I feel I have known forever. With a pseudo-therapist who counseled and coached me whenever I was about to break apart. With the many friends who checked in on me to ensure I was still alive. And, finally, with a wonderful boyfriend who, despite all my insanity, makes me feel less broken every day.
These are the people of 2010 that made you a tolerable year. These are the people who I am infinitely thankful to because without them, I don’t know if I would have made it through. If only there was a way I could let them know that I am eternally in their debt and forever grateful for their presence in my life. :)
So, 2010, you weren’t all bad. Plus, I learned how to make my own peanut butter, which is awesome! But for now…get the hell out of here before I drop-kick you in the nuts!