I have to admit, 2016 was a crazy year for me. I did so much, went so many place and even started PewPewCat back in May. In ways, 2016 was good and in ways 2016 could have been better. Yet, this is my way of saying Goodbye 2016.
Let’s face it, we lost many talented people this year. Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman and Carrie Fisher were the toughest ones for me. Faces, voices, talents that I grew up with and admired. It makes me face the cruel reality, that I am getting older and that life is short. They’re unfortunately not immortal. I thank them all for the memories and will remember them for the rest of my life.
On top of that, there were some things that I didn’t really want to have ended, but it had to happen. Some of them ended on not the best of terms, some on better terms. Yet, it helped me grow as a person. Which is all I can ask for.
2016 was a year where I experienced so many new things. I traveled to so many new places. Washington D.C., New York City, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Palm Springs… I was able to eat so many tasty new foods and broaden my horizons. Places I never thought I would be able to go yet there I was, eating sea urchin in New York City. So tasty. Plus, cheering for Peanut at the semi finals at Worlds for League of Legends was a total highlight.
On top of that, I started PewPewCat. I really didn’t know where to go with this at first, I just knew I wanted to share my love for video games and random bits of pop culture. Never did I think that I would be able to play so many wonderful indie games and be able to explore this genre as much as I have. Undertale is still an obsession of mine. I love playing them and can’t wait for all the new games to come out this next year.
Also, building my own computer. Pretty much the most awesome thing ever. It’s so strange, being able to understand a thing that was so intimidating to me at first is just a confidence booster. Mind you, I think anyone can build a computer now, but how many people will take that opportunity to learn? Now I use my beautiful desktop I’ve named Jarvis, every day. I love it so much.
There are so many other wonderful things that happened this year. I moved, my brother got married and my other brother is now in high school. My other half gave a TEDx talk and was featured on Extra Credits. It was quite the fantastic year for me. Mind you, I dealt with my fair share of depression and anxiety, yet I’m working on changing my perspective on life and valuing the good things far much more than the bad.
So goodbye 2016, thank you for all your life’s lessons. I’m off to becoming a stronger and better person for it. Alright 2017, let’s do this. From Agent Carter and me, here at PewPewCat, we wish you a happy New Year!