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Ending 2018

First Published: 2018 December 31

Draft 2

As I finish this post in the early hours of the morning, 2018 is officially over. And, as of the end of this post, this blog has 125 posts, which is a surprisingly nice and round number for being completely unplanned.1 So, I thought I’d use this to look back at 2018.

2018 was a really fun year for me. Due to it being late, and my having been up for a while, I don’t remember most of it. However, looking back, five big positive events for me this year were: medaling at the Conference Swim and Dive meet, joining the Track and Field team, beginning the bagpipes, going to London,2 and finally having a trimmed beard.

Of these, I think the final will prove to be the most impactful on my life in 2019.3 Since I reflected on five big changes in 2018, I feel like I should also list five things that excite me about 2019, which are:4 learning the accordion, figuring out what I’m going to do after college, being a senior, watching my little brother’s final high school memories being made, continuing to grow at the instruments I’m already taking.

Of course, three5 of the items that were most memorable to me about 2018 as I was writing this post weren’t things that I knew would be happening at the beginning of the year.6 So, more than anything, I’m excited to find out what new and wonderful events will change my life in 2019. In the7 words of the immortal Caesar, venio, video, vivo. In English, that would be:sayI come, I see, I live. If I can’t fail to be pretentious on New Year’s Eve, then when? Anyways, best of luck to anyone reading this, and a happy end of the Christmas Season.

Draft 1

Today marks the end of 2018. As of the end of this post, I’ve posted 125 posts, which is a surprisingly nice and round number.8 2018 was a really fun year for me.

Looking back, some big changes include: medaling at the Conference Swim and Dive meet, joining the Track and Field team, beginning the bagpipes, going to London,9 and finally having a trimmed beard.

Of these, I think the final will prove to be the most impactful on my life in 2019. Since I reflected on five big changes in 2018, I feel like I should list five things that excite me about 2019: learning the accordion, figuring out what I’m going to do after college, being a senior, watching my little brother’s final high school memories being made, continuing to grow at the instruments I’m already taking.

Of course, three10 of the items that were most memorable to me about 2018 as I was writing this post weren’t things that I knew would be happening at the beginning of the year. So, more than anything, I’m excited to know that I don’t know what new and wonderful things will happen to me in 2019.


  1. just three more to a nice one in base 2

  2. obviously

  3. who knows how serious I’m being? Not me!

  4. again as they come to me

  5. ish

  6. bonus points to anyone who knows which three!

  7. modified

  8. just three more to a nice one in base 2

  9. obviously

  10. ish