I bid adieu to 2011 with a huge sigh of relief. Everyone I asked seemed to feel the same way. It’ll take some time before I fully process all the things that got packed into one tiny year, but I already know that I have been changed. There were extreme highs and lows, pushing me to grow immensely as a person and as a creative. Now I want to take what I’ve learned and put it to good use by building and creating things that will make the world a better place. It’s not a resolution, it’s more a philosophy for leading an amazing life. I want to live like I understand what an insane miracle it is to be alive, and I want to honor that gift with my actions. Entering 2012, it feels like I’m a few steps closer to that goal.