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Blue Skies

Blue Skies

I hope you guys like horses.  And baby horses.

Moonful Morning

Birds of a Feather

Resting Farmlands

Resting Farmlands

It Barked At Me

It Barked At Me

Horse eTiny

Fishy Fishy

Fishy Fishy

Autumnal Journey

Autumnal Journey

Colors

Colors

2012 has not been an easy year for me.  It has been one of positive aspects as well as negative ones; an entirely mixed bag, really.  Depression struck me down as many times as vainglorious delusions of grandeur sent me back up, hot gas filling a fragile balloon.  Most balloons pop or deflate, and I certainly saw my share of missteps and failures. 

This has not been an awful year to me, however.  Plans were made, plans were executed, and there was success.  A lot of it was meager and fleeting in the face of my life, but it was enough to keep me going. 

I regained lost ground in my academic career.  I lost thirty pounds.  I managed some social contact.  I finally met my girlfriend of four years.  I met her again.  The year’s been painful, extremely so in many cases.  But the victories have also carried me along.  Have they been worth it?  I don’t know.  I still suffer under the pain of past choices and life experiences. 

But I’ve survived this year.  And nineteen more before it.  I can survive another.

New Year’s Resolutions are such a strange bag, for me in particular.  Last year I wanted to pass my high school grade level and lose some weight.  I retroactively added “get good at art” to the list.  All of those more or less panned out.  Now it’s time to build off of that.

I need to get a job.  Get some cash flow in my life.  I need to build meaningful relationships beyond the ones I have.  I could stand to lose the weight around my stomach area.  Exercise more, basically. 

And I still need to get good at art.

This gallery’s a gloss over of various pictures of myself (how vain) over the course of the year.  Maybe I’ll do another in 365 days.

Here’s to 2013.

—Mike

Land’s Dog

Land’s Dog

Dog’s Land

Two Minutes Out

Two Minutes Out

My Front Yard

My Front Yard