1 a.m. January 1, 2016 New Year’s Day Some years you want to pause at the end and reflect. Some years you want to remember the things you learned, the people you met, the love you felt, the places you visited, the things you accomplished. Some years you are sad to say farewell. Some years you run headlong into the next year with high hopes, declaring that you can’t wait to see what it has in store for you. Some years you want to light the year on fire and walk away while it burns. This year is the second kind.
I started putting this website together almost a year ago. I thought about putting it together for at least a year before that. My official excuse for taking so long to do anything with this space: graduate school. Specifically, comprehensive exams. My real reason: perfectionism and the fear of failure. I have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to choose colours, figure out what the best layout is, come up with an awesome posting schedule, figure out whether this was primarily a blog or a portfolio, and write an amazing first post that would lay out all of the fabulous things that are going to happen in this space. Essentially,…