This year has been particularly busy for me, but I wanted to make sure to write at least something for my annual end-of-the-year post.

The year has been particularly difficult, with a lot of losses, and the cosmos apparently tried to warn me at the beginning. But there were a few positive things this year:

  • After trying many different things for years, I finally buckled down and got myself a personal trainer to help me lose weight and get into better shape. The results have been great, though I’ve been quite lax since Thanksgiving and need to buckle down again.
  • Pokemon GO was released this past summer and was immensely popular and quite fun to play. It definitely gave my brother and I some more quality time together and allowed me to publish my second app (even though it no longer sees as many installs due to the service being a lot more stable than it was at launch and people are flocking away from the game because of the less-than-fun changes to the game that the publisher has been putting out lately).
  • We helped Ashley’s best friend on her happiest day and had a blast.
  • We rescued a cat in very poor health and helped us renew our faith in humanity while giving the cat a few more days of life and a warm bed and loving family to help her on her way to the rainbow bridge.

Overall, the year has been a little bittersweet, and this tweet accurately defines the year. I just hope 2017 is better, not just for myself, but for all of us.