That summer involved a lot of this:
(fake, anxious smiling)
But, fortunately, also some of this:
Summer ended. School started again.
And then October and November were two of the hardest months of my life.
I did a lot of this:
But my friends made sure I also managed to cut loose and have some fun as 2009 came to a close.
In October there was this:
November included this:
And there was December, with some of this:
January, 2010. A new year, a clean slate. A chance to start fresh.
February, March, April, May, June.
July 26, 2010.
I am twenty-eight today.
It's been a good year.
It's been a good life, so far.