Man, this has been . . . a year. I had really high hopes for 2017 at this time last year, both globally and personally. But it was just kind of a shit-show overall. I mean, remember when we thought 2016 was the worst year ever? 2017 was so bad that I can’t even remember what we were bitching about in 2016.
Though the world certainly seems to be falling apart, I cannot ignore the fact that my personal life is not in shambles. I suffered no major personal losses and I can still afford to live the same lifestyle I always have. And for those things I will always be thankful. Though it was not always the easiest, 2017 taught me a lot of lessons that I will carry with me forever. Without further ado, here they are: