I usually write these blog posts as a kind of note to myself. I don’t really write them for other people. How does one sum up a year in your life in a single blog post, anyway?

Last year I wrote a two-part post on my experience in the Naughties. It was immensely cathartic and one of those things a person has to do to move forward sometimes. Since then, I’ve rarely blogged at all. Last year, I just couldn’t find the time to do it or the passion creatively for it. I don’t know if that’s going to change, but I still plan on keeping this blog. I like having it around as a digital record of my life.

So, 2010? How’d we do?

It was definitely an intense year. A lot happened personally. First, the good:

* My job was busy as can be and featured numerous major milestones. The Vancouver Games, the World Cup, everything: The last year has been a great one professionally.

* I started my part-time degree at U of T — it’s been fantastic to get that intellectual stimulation back, met some great new people and am part of an environment that will lead to amazing career development down the road. A Queen’s, University of King’s College and University of Toronto academic pedigree? Hell yes.

* I’ve been working out like mad now. I’m enjoying it a lot, too. I never thought it would be as easy as it is to get up and do it. I guess it’s probably because I’m happy with myself in a lot of different ways now.

Now… the bad…

* I miss you Dave. Losing you was the biggest shock of 2010 for me. I think about you often and hope, wherever you are, you’re okay.

* I lost a few people along the way, not just with them passing away.

* I had my appendix taken out in July. It was pretty scary for a few days, but you get through it.

Anyway, I don’t want to turn this into a self-indulgence fest. As I said last year, turn the page and move forward. In any event, 2010 was a pretty crazy year. It was a mostly good one, too. Hopefully this decade will be a great one.

Best wishes for 2011, folks.