If you'd asked me six months ago, I would have told you that 2010 was the best year of my life. I had bunches of adventures, tried new things, discovered new music, new movies, new places - and really had a lot of fun.
If you'd asked me three months ago, I'd have told you that 2010 was the worst, because I felt like I lost everything - again. Which seemed unfair, since it wasn't that long ago that I actually did lose everything, and had to start all over.
But then a funny thing happened. I started to uncover all the good that actually came from all that bad. Have you ever done that? It's like dusting off an old piece of furniture, and then shining it up; what seemed dull and tarnished is actually full of beauty.
The truth is - a lot changed for me in 2010. The biggest change? Don't you dare judge... twitter. Why? The people I've met. I've found more true, honest friendship and support through that social circle than any other - ever. I've met people who are unbelievably special and important to me - friendships and relationships that are as real as it gets. Twitter also helped me find blogging, which has made a huge difference in my life. Not only has it given me an enormous creative outlet, but it helped me sort through some very difficult feelings. What's more - it may eventually lead me to a much better place career-wise - which is a change I desperately need to make.
With all these new friends, and new interests and hobbies - and honestly, all the wonderful experiences - it's impossible to look back on 2010 with anything other than a smile. (Okay, maybe a small tear - but mostly smiles!)
Bring it, 2011. I'm ready.