And So This is 2014, And What Have We Done?

One year.

365 days.

345 sleepless nights.

5 blood tests.

3 MRIs.

2 Surgeries.

And a stray cat in a fir tree. ♫~♪~♫~♪~♫~♪~

(Oh go on and sing it, because you know you want to.)

Uh huh. Well.

It was a year ago today that I made my last entry–(365 days…345 sleepless nights—Do shut up, Kat!) and as I had mentioned then, I had made a major decision and decided that it was necessary to take a different road on the path which I had been currently journeying.

Um, I mean, I didn’t change the path, just that the road I had been using to reach the path to the goal had been a bit altered because, after all, a path and road aren’t necessarily the same but they can both lead to a goal upon said road reached by a path and/or other road which…and…and…and…

Yeah. So… So, there’s that.

Anyway, I think what I’ve been trying to say is that the thing about being a “writer” is that it’s this odd balance of experiencing a fucked-up world and all of its completely mental-shit crazy situations that will be thrown at your poor unsuspecting ass, and yet being alone enough of the time to hear the quiet and process them.

So am I saying that my absence was because I needed more experience with the fucked up world in 2014, or that I needed more time alone to process it all? Neither. I did not set out to purposely experience the world like some fucking high school graduate taking a sabbatical through Europe to find his asshole self before he starting college, and I certainly did not need more time to listen to the quiet in my head–mostly because there is never any quiet in there–but because everyone, even someone who pretends to be a writer, sometimes just has to do what they have to do. And in the end, if you’re lucky, you will take something from that time and it will make you a better person, and in turn a better writer.

So, on this last night before the last day of the year, I could muddle through a month by month list of the previous year’s events as I had done in the past, but I don’t feel that they would give anything to you, my dear reader, because I have selfishly kept them to myself for the past twelve months. 2014 was, as someone who shares her musings on a “blog”, would call a “cornucopia”. Not only is a cornucopia appropriate for the holiday season, but I truly do feel that it embodies this past year for me: a bit of sour, a bit of sweet, but all nourishing, and–if I want to be a bit megalomanical, which I totally am not above being–providing strength and ability of a Greek pantheonic level.



*continues snickering*

2014, 2015

From a wise friend ♥

“A very Merry Christmas,
And a happy New Year.
Let’s hope it’s a good one,
Without any fear.”

Happy 2015, peeps. ♥


15 thoughts on “And So This is 2014, And What Have We Done?

  1. Oh what a year, I hope 2015 is a bloody awesome year for you and yours, we all should start a year with high hopes, well I can tell you I do then as they year progress and my hopes end up like a tree being cut down with each blow I stumble and fight to stay upright if I am lucky by the end of the year a branch will fall and hit the axeman on the head so he stops trying to cut me down and I can start the next year standing tall with high hopes

    • Jo-Anne, you have truly illustrated how I often feel at the end of the year, ever since 2007. The good news though is that we keep hoping, and never give up that this is the year that the axeman retires. I hope that you have a spectacularly brilliant 2015, my friend. 🙂

  2. It sounds like a year of growth, and, in the end, if that’s what any of us gets then I would count us to be lucky. It’s always nice to hear from you and thank you for sharing. Megalomania is nothing to be kept to one’s self, though exercising dominance over one’s self is probably something taken for granted except by those of us who often fail at it 😉

    Here’s to a Happy New Year in 2015 and more opportunities to grow, learn, and (hopefully) share experiences with others through our blogs!

    • I was definitely a year of growth, though I will freely admit that it wasn’t in the manner that I would have chose for myself. =P Yet again, I guess it’s not necessarily the journey (which was rather fucking sucky) but the end, and the end can only ever be brilliant. 🙂 (So says Kat, being a ray of obnoxious sunshine.)

  3. So good to ‘see’ you! I honestly can’t believe it’s been a whole year, though, since you posted! But a whole year goes by a lot faster for me now that I’m old, ha ha 😉

    I hope and pray that the coming year is amazing for you! My nephew is in a little boy band and, proud aunt that I am, I bought their tshirt. I posted a pic of it today on Facebook today, though, because it seemed like a very fitting message: “There’s nothing to fear, this is gonna be our year”

    Let’s hope so!!

    • Yes I must say that the older I get, the faster the years fly by. 😉 And why haven’t I seen this spectacular picture of you in a brilliant shirt? And also? You completely owe me a visit to Philly. 🙂 Kira wants to meet her boyfriend’s mumma–just ignore the Seamus, overprotective (jealous) brother. <3

  4. Kat! It’s good to see a new post from you!

    I really like how you compared the year to a cornucopia of experiences. Taking the sweet with the sour and calling it all “nourishing.” Very, very nice. I hope that 2015 brings you all of the things that you’re looking for, and that we see more posts from you soon. (Because I’m greedy, and I’ve missed your writing!)

    Happy New Year to you! 🙂

    • If you can call that greedy then I am definitely greedy too since I’ve truly missed reading about you, and some other special peeps too, that I have come to know and think of as friend–even if we have never met–thanks to this shared journey of writing and revealing the lives that colour our creativity and words. 🙂

  5. Kat,

    It’s been a while since we spoke. I want to wish you a very Happy New Year, and remind you that I think you’re absolutely brilliant. I’ve been thinking about you quite a lot recently, though i have no explanation as to why. Perhaps it doesn’t need one, anyway.

    I hope this next year is grand for you.

  6. I had been wondering where you had run off to. Glad to see you posting again. Here’s to a new year – hopefully full of happiness and good health. 🙂

  7. I’m totally ready for 2015 to throw everything that it’s got in my general direction – I’ve got all the practice from 2014 to meet it head on. May this year be better for you than the last

  8. So good to be here! I have often thought about you while wondering around blog-land.
    My favorite part of what I just read?…no excuses. No apologies. No rationalizing. And by avoiding all of those common pitfalls, have made perfect sense. A rare thing indeed.

  9. Thank goodness I don’t have to wait for a blog post to keep track of you or get my fix of Kat. I love you, dearling (did I just make up a word?) and sometimes life gets in the way of writing but writers will always write. We all knew you’d be back and you are worth waiting for.

  10. Like Julie said, you are worth waiting for. We did have out random tweets to each other in 2014, but I did miss your writing. You always have to do what’s best for you. Having said this! I wish you a fabulous 2015 and I hope it’s filled lots of things that make you smile and happy. You deserve that. 2014 was such an off year for a lot of people that I know. I’m just glad we all survived it and that we can kick some ass (figuratively or…for real hehe) in 2015. Welcome back and big hugs to you. <3

  11. Seeing your name on my G+ notification this morning brought a smile to my face. Always so good to hear from you. I figured things were being dealt with in your world so I wasn’t worried…too much! This thing about MRIs and blood tests and surgery though have me concerned. Are YOU OK? I certainly hope so. You can always find me on FB chat my friend! ANYTIME!

    I too have had an incredibly bumpy road this past 2014. Lots of changes both in one door closing and later on a new door opening up. So I think rather than following paths from now on, I’m going to ride a magic carpet. The bumpy roads kill my backside! LOL

    Happy New Year to you and may it bring you nothing but the best and good health. Hugs XX

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