On Summing It All Up

I’ve avoided writing this post. Procrastinated on it. Beyond belief. How to sum up 365 days (one year is not that much time at all really, is it?) in one post – something that seemed impossible. How does one wrap up so much possibility, so much angst, so much love and so many dumbass-bad-luck-dumb-blonde moments into a couple paragraphs?

How does one choose between all the photos taken over the months as the perfect picture to sum it all up, to sum up 2011 poignantly and eloquently? How does one pick between which arguments and which battles were the most memorable, and which victories were meaningful? How can we even hope to distill the funny, fleeting moments with the small people we have created, when they pass so seamlessly, one into the other?

Days blur into weeks of routine and comfort and doing what feels good and before you know it, the year is done.

And honestly, I’m pretty fucking relieved it’s done. It’s been long and complicated, and quite frankly I’d sooner be done with it. I’m quite willing to let this year go un-recorded in some sort of traditional highs/lows/turning points kind of retrospective. Why? Because attempting to explain the kind of year I’ve had? You probably wouldn’t believe me.

And I know I’ve basically implied I wouldn’t be discussing any turning points or the like, so I won’t. Suffice it to say there have been many, and I’m looking forward to a slightly calmer, more-room-to-breathe kinda year. Lots to decide on, important official things to tick off the list.

And that, gentle readers, shall have to serve as an obituary of sorts for this last year. A handful of oblique sentences, and no, unfortunately there’s no photo, either.

As for summing it up: 2011? Get thee behind me, bitch.

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4 Responses to On Summing It All Up

  1. SheBee says:

    Well done, it took you six paragraphs of not saying anything to tell us nothing about your 2011 year.

    But I agree – get thee behind me!

    SheBee´s last blog post ..2011 in review…

  2. Angel says:

    Get thee the fork behind me 2011, you tart!
    Angel´s last blog post ..The Ford Focus Sport Hatch

  3. Maxeen says:

    One often sums up the year by its last few weeks, ie should something bad happen, your likely to classify it as a bad year or vice verse. Generally though and statistically people always tend to focus on the bad points. well then again how good would the good times be if not for the bad times.

    that said ive had enough bad times bring on the good 2012

  4. Pretty much sums up my feelings for 2011
    cat@juggling act´s last blog post ..First day of big school

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