What is it about December that makes people go, "Oh, my god, it's already Christmas again!" I mean, honestly, it can be February 21, just shy of two months past Christmas, and Valentine's Day has come and gone, and someone will say, "I can't believe it's already the end of February...it's almost Christmas again."
All right, that may be a bit of a stretch, but no matter what time of year it is, it always seems that December is right around the corner. The only logical answer I can conjure up is that with Christmas and the month of December comes the end. The end of a 12-month, 365-day, 8,760-hour, 525,600-minute cycle (talk about a mouthful) that we commonly refer to as a year. Another cycle is nothing but thoughts, photos, and words in the past. While the end of the year provokes sadness for some, others rejoice in the fact that with the turn of the calendar comes a new year, and more importantly a clean new slate. No matter what the case is, it's always an amazing thought to realize that another year has slipped away right from underneath us.
It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, and what's even harder to believe is that I've been here at CCT for more than a year! I mean, seriously, it feels like it was yesterday when I signed on, and now we're transitioning into 2008. The world is a crazy place. The good news, though, is I can honestly say this past year has been something to remember. Between the experiences, people, and moments I have had this year, they all add up to a success. And yes, I really don't care how clich and corny that sounds, because I have no other way to put it than that-so for now, that's how things are goin' down.
Now the question is, what will 2008 bring? Will things transpire like they did in '07, or will things flounder? I guess it's just a roll of the dice away, and that's what makes things so exciting. Granted, changes are going to be made in some sort of shape, regardless of what, but still, it's mystifying to think what the future holds. As for now, I guess I'll concentrate on the things I know are coming down the pipe, which unfortunately includes Christmas shopping (I hate commerce during the holiday season-it's like a jammed freeway on a Friday night hopped up on Red Bull and crack!), and the rest will just have to unfold. As for now, I leave you with another played-out clich-see you in '08.-Dakota Wentz