This is the new year and I actually do feel different.

2011 was the first year in quite some time after which I feel better than when it began. I finally got the help I needed. I finished projects that I worked on for a long time. Got a lot of writing done. Strengthened friendships. Found great new people and – most importantly – found a way to feel comfortable with myself.

So I can actually say: I’m looking forward to 2012. Old projects will end in a great way. New projects are on the horizon. I’ll get to do research I actually like doing. Finish my thesis. Possibly get married. 

So here’s to 2012. Hope you feel better than a year ago and will feel even better a year from now. 
Cheers!