2018: A Year Not To Review

Happy New Year, Year in Review, humor, Modern PhilosopherNew Year’s Day is just around the corner, Modern Philosophers, so I thought I’d do one of those Year in Review posts to sum up the year that was 2018.

But then I quickly realized that 2018 wasn’t exactly a stellar year at The House on the Hill, so this will probably be a pretty short post.

Let’s sum up 2018:

Still no girlfriend.

Still no writing career.

No movies in production.

No job offers of any sort in the writing field.

Since that would be a post of a mere 75 words, and because the annoying interns refused to let me publish something so negative, I am now going to test my creative writing skills and try to make 2018 sound better.

Or at least not a complete waste of 365 days.

Happy New Year, Year in Review, humor, Modern PhilosopherWithout a doubt, the best event of this otherwise forgetful year occurred in July.  That was when I adopted Cleopatra and Cassiopeia, two kitties who desperately needed a home.

I was hesitant about opening my home and heart again after Luna’s passing, but I’m so glad I decided to bring those little monsters to The House on the Hill.

Sure, it’s been a bit of a headache as Cleo is a real handful and doesn’t get along well with Cali, but we are making it work.  As I’m typing this, Cleo is doing wind sprints up and down the staircase, Cassie is curled up next to me on the couch, and Cali is sleeping peacefully on my bed.

The extra excitement is welcome as I lead a pretty boring life, and all three of them really seem to like me.

I’ve managed to maintain my five day a week running schedule, and even though I don’t seem to be losing weight anymore, I’m no longer a fat, out of shape lump.

I also won two Wellness competitions on the Virgin Pulse app, beating out at least two hundred competitors each time.

While I’m extremely frustrated that I don’t seem to be making any progress with my writing career, I am excited that I’ve written three episodes of a TV series based upon my time at college.  This is a project that definitely has major potential, and I’m not going to be discouraged simply because I can’t get anyone in the biz to read it at this point.

My blog got its one millionth hit this summer, so that’s something memorable.

I did go on a couple of dates this year, and the interns insist that is progress.  I see it as a continued failure on my part to find that special someone, but if I keep arguing with the interns, they will never drop the subject.

Happy New Year, Year in Review, humor, Modern PhilosopherSo I think you can see why 2018 will never make my list of Top 10 Years of My Life, but I suppose it wasn’t as horrible as I’d believed when I sat down to write this post.

The one good thing about a crappy year, is that it increases the odds of the new year being better.  Silver linings!

2019 better be better because I want to write a much more positive post a year from now.

Happy New Year!  Hope your 2018 was better than mine!

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About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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21 Responses to 2018: A Year Not To Review

  1. It’s a year to build on perhaps?

  2. ksbeth says:

    it can only get better, keep heading in a positive direction and you’ll get there )

  3. JT Twissel says:

    2018 won’t make it into my top ten either… Hope next year is better for you!

  4. Just did mine too. Happy healthy New Year to you.

  5. lydiaschoch says:

    Happy New Year! My fingers are crossed that 2019 will be the year when all sorts of wonderful things happen to you.

  6. jilldennison says:

    Congratulations on rescuing the two kitties and giving them a loving home! You did more to make the world a better place with that one, simple act, than many did. Here’s to the coming year 🥂 and to seeing next year’s post where you never have time to sleep, for so many are demanding your writing talent!

  7. SD Gates says:

    I million hits on your blog?! That seems pretty impressive to me! Well, if it makes you feel any better – I probably did over 1000 loads of laundry this year, picked up at least 5,000 half-empty water bottles and fed my dogs over 700 times, and went through about 150 boxes of dog snacks. Other than that I have done nothing to write about.

  8. AAristizabal says:

    Progress comes from within. You first needed to feel progress inside you (with the running, the writing and the cats), and focus on what has potential -like the TV show- to reveal it to others. Is normal. I agree with your interns: those two dates are progress; and I am pretty sure you will nail it this year! 2019 is your year!

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