For the last few years, mostly what I hear around the December 30s is “fuck 20xx” from people who didn’t have good years. I heard that again this year, and certainly 2014 had its share of tragedies and terrible news, from Gamergate to Ferguson to Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, from ISIS to missing airliners to domestic violence stories. Personally, I had a pretty good year, with lots of travel and book releases and a Patreon launch, and I’m looking forward to 2015 as a year of opportunities to continue having a good year.
I hope that we’ll continue to talk about the problems our society is growing through; I’m encouraged by the fact that there IS a dialogue around them, even if the language is sharp on both sides. I hope that all of you reading this will achieve some personal goals and make some lovely memories in 2015 and that in 360 days I won’t be hearing so much “fuck 2015.”