New Year’s Eve has a way of cleaning the slate of regret, misfortune, and mental anguish. It’s a pickup point for life’s garbage trucks to collect all the trash you’ve gathered in the last 365 days. The blow up pool in the living room of your first downtown apartment where you plan to deliver your new self in a home birth. Beautiful, isn’t it? The thought of change and progress happening at the exact same time as everyone else’s change and progress so nobody can judge you for making exuberant life choices.

The romantic evolution of calendars ending to maintain capitalist order gets me hot, no denying that. Thankfully, a few years, a couple milestones, and lots of crippling regret has taught me a few important things that only feel appropriate to share as everyone searches for life’s new meaning in 2018.

  1. Everybody you meet will bring something to the table. You, by no means, are entitled to any of it. Get your own damn shit…or reimburse me for mine.

With New Year’s Eve only a hot minute away, I want to wish you all a speedy recovery from the crippling disappointment and alcohol poisoning. May you kiss someone who didn’t throw up moments before in the 7-Eleven parking lot. Glad tidings and mer for baby’s that will grace our ever declining global garden in a wee nine months. Finally, bless all the souls who are waiting for their ‘new me’ packages to arrive via UPS.

May the good fortune be abundant and the misery be hid under uncomfortable humour and Kat Von D.

Happy New Years!

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