Now that Facebook has started to post those “Year in Review” videos, does that mean I can start obsessing over my New Year’s Resolutions? Because I watched my FB reel and it was depressing as shit. By the way, and I feel like this shouldn’t have to be said, but unless you’re living life like a Niestat-esque adventurer, or shaking the Prime Minister’s hand in a gay pride parade (Jan), no one wants to watch your Year in Review video. I didn’t even want to watch my own this year – it was just filled with pictures of my kids. Which is fine. Understandable, even, being that they require 24/7 care and I am their mother. They are adorable and they are the light of my life and all that crap. But, seriously? Is this all I am? A shell of a woman whose only worth comes from her 4 and 6 year old children? This is it for me now?
It would be nice if my Year In Review video had, oh I don’t know, some pictures of me in it?! Maybe some friends? That would be nice.
I am being a little unfair to myself. I did some fun things this year. I went to Cuba with my girlfriends, my first time more than 1000km from home. I saw the ocean for the first time since I was a child. I flew to Toronto a couple of times and met up with friends I hadn’t seen in 10 years. I bought a car, and got my license – in that order; related: I got into my first tiny car accident (more of a car incident, really, with a parking garage). I discovered mail art and sent and received a ton of letters from all over the world. I have LIVED. More or less.
And yet… I feel like I could do more. I’m going to make 2017 even better. I’m just not quite sure how I’m going to do that yet.
A picture of me in 2016 – for posterity.
*Yeah, I’m wearing a coat. This is Canada, fer christ sakes!