I know that it is an odd time of year for this type of post but what ever. It has been a very strange year. I was looking for a single word to fully describe the complexities of this year, but I failed. This year I grew closer to many people, and drifted away from others. I also was around relationships as they started and as they ended. I learned a lot in class and out of class. I learned how charged particles interact with the world, and how emotions can control people. I have traveled the world, yet felt lost in my own bed. To say the least, this was a very complex year.
As I have told people the past does not matter, other than how it influences the present and the future. So in reviewing the last year I should ask how it has shaped who I am. Well that might fill up a book, and I doubt I would be able to write it (ask Cait if you want to know more). What I do know is last summer was a major turning point. I left as a young man and returned having learned a little, but mostly learning how much I do not know. This continued into the school year. They learned so much yet every exam showed how little I knew.
So I am off to continue exploring and learning. I hope that this learning involves learning about people’s stories.