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The Year That Was January 1, 2017

Posted by jkahane in life, personal.
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A new year. A time for reflection. A time for memories.

Up until a couple of years ago, I always did a Year in Review entry about things in a lot of detail. Two years ago, I changed it up and didn’t do that, only something along the lines of a year’s perspective. I’ve come to realise that the year is done. Life has wound its course for 2016, and there’s no point dwelling on it too much. That’s not to say that I won’t remember 2016. I am, I do, and I will. But I can’t live in the past, though I can certainly learn from what happened last year.

For me personally, the year was epitomised by the various deaths in both the entertainment and music industries, notably of individuals my own age; this has brought home my own mortality, in some respects, but has just been saddening in others. I can’t say that my health drastically improved over the course of 2016, but I did lose a bit of weight, though my blood sugars aren’t totally under control. I guess, when it comes down to it, I still have a lot to learn about my insulin therapy.

I can’t honestly say there were a lot of 2016 highlights and lowlights that I’ll look back on with any real fondness or annoyance, but there were a few of both during the course of the year. I like to think that I’m a bit of a better person for what happened in 2016, but there’s room for improvement, and I hope to be a better person yet again in 2017.

That’s really all I have to say about 2016.

Now? It’s time to look forward. And all the good/great stuff that’s going to happen this year.

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