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January 1st, 2006

(no subject) [Jan. 1st, 2006|03:34 pm]
John Taylor
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[music |Rent - Seasons of Love]

Dear 2005,

A year in passing. Three hundred and sixty five days have passed since last New Year's Eve. This time last year I was at a party at Rob's house with Wes, Steph, Tess and the others. I was halfway through my first semester of college and home for the holidays.

There have been countless sad moments, heartbreaks, and feelings of bitterness since then. There was the crushing failure with Jessie, the friendships torn apart with Steph and Pam, the gradual distance that grew between me and all of my high school friends, the hurt and loneliness, the pain of seeing people fall and hurt themselves, or watching them turn down dark paths. I did many things that I regret and many things that I never apologized for. I'm sorry for each and every one.

There have been countless moments of fun and joy as well. Thanks to you I now have a beautiful girlfriend whom I love dearly. I've stuck by my best friend and made some new ones too. I started living in a house with four other guys and met their friends as well. We started a tradition of going up the mountain, of going to IHOP. We suffered the agony of frying chicken, wild parties and road trips, Halloween raves, deep conversations, video gaming, and so much more.

I started doing martial arts, I changed majors, I raised my GPA, I worked as a camp counselor, I worked at Sonic, I started a business, I learned the general direction I want my life to take, I started a LiveJournal. I saw countless movies this year and added some of them to my favorites list. Even on this final day before you disappear, I've been having new experiences. I found my first four-leaf clover and went to an oyster roast. You've taught me so much and I hope that I can use the wisdom I gathered from you. I miss you already. I hope you come back to visit me again someday. Goodbye.

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