What an incredible year 2011 was. When I look back at it I keep thinking of amazing things that happened. I’ve nodded my head in disbelief so many times today.
I was living in Japan at the beginning of the year, which was amazing in itself. Writing a travel book, making friends and musical contacts, learning and taking lots of photos. Then, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. I made it through Japan’s largest earthquake on record in March. I moved back to USA right after, relieved family waiting.
Carissa and I went on a fantastic European vacation after that, covering Paris, Amsterdam and everything in between. I’ll never forget it. Then, I saw the world traveling for Destructoid all year, as I have for the past half decade. I know I’m very lucky to have this gig. I actually hit 100,000 airline miles for the year in November, making it my fifth year to pass 90,000 miles. I saw so many places, walked so many streets, and ate so much great food.
Then, in the fall, I took over as Destructoid’s Editor-in-Chief. My dream job of dream jobs. I still feel like I’m dreaming. How could one person be this lucky?
And that was just one year. Maybe with this you can understand why I’m so excited for 2012. I can’t wait.
Happy New Year!