It's not an 'end of the world' kind of thing. It's an 'end of 2011' and 'end of my 20s' kind of thing. The last decade was ten years of much learning about myself, the world, what I'm capable of. My 20s have felt like an extended version of my teen years, and now that I approach 30 it's time to be a grown up and hope that one day I'll be taken seriously.
So yes, another year quickly coming to a rapid close. Where did all the time go? It was this time last year I began working on the "We Are Modern" series, a body of work I continue to be proud of and has pushed my talents and ideas into another level. It felt great taking time to really dissect and decipher the work, shuttering any kind of pressure to deliver according to someone else's standards, as I constantly feel tremendous pressure to 'do this' or 'create that' in the midst of such a social media-ridden world.
There are many things I want to do in 2012 (if the world doesn't end before then.) I've already started working on those goals, but you never know what will happen in life. All you can do to be prepared is to be willing to accept what gets thrown your way, good or bad. As John Lennon said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." I should get that saying tattooed somewhere. It's become a mantra. Anyhow, no matter what happens I'm thankful for what I've accomplished so far, thankful for those who have come before me, and for those who have brought me to the point of where I am right now. All I can do is be grateful. And be hopeful. Thank you 2011. You've been a great year, so far.