2011 in Review
by Eli Hodapp
With some great plans I’m really looking forward to tonight totally squared away, I figured I’d take some time to look back at 2011 as a whole before heading out. Overall, I wish I’d have spent less time in the Chicago area. Living in Paris was great, I’m glad I actually got to experience the white trash paradise that is Myrtle Beach, and I basically don’t have reason to go back to Los Angeles ever again except for conventions. There were other stops in between, but they hardly seem that noteworthy anymore.
Even though I came back home to stay with my parents before eventually moving in with some friends nearby on some initially unfortunate circumstances, things really couldn’t have turned out better. I’ve mentioned it in previous posts, but I can’t remember the last time I was this happy with myself. My career couldn’t be progressing better, and I absolutely love the guys I work with on a daily basis. Getting back in shape has given me levels of confidence I’m not sure I ever had before, and I’ve been taking care of myself better than I ever have. I bought the car I always wanted, and am doing all these other awesome things that I’ve always wanted to do.
I’ve really analyzed what I want out of my life, and it just feels incredible to put together the foundations of that plan and execute on it. I found the ambition I lost in getting comfortable in life, and I’m never giving that up again. In fact, the things I’ve put together to do in early 2012 are making the first quarter of the year feel like running a marathon.
I’m not even sure if I can pull it all off, but I’m going to try.
Anyway, I’ve got to get ready for tonight.
I’m so excited. About everything. Finally.