Sooooo much has happened in the last 350+ days.
I know that's terribly cliche and very easy to say after every year, but the older I get (I'm officially a quarter-century now. Gross) the easier it is to step-back and see things from a different perspective. One that is less naive and unsophisticated, and more tangible and substantial. The 'bigger picture' that you've been hearing about your entire childhood is slowly becoming real, and the scope of what you once thought was important suddenly isn't. I don't mean that to sound arrogant or to imply I've got anything figured out because I clearly don't, but the humble-pie is a flavor that I've started to grasp with this whole adult-experience thing. Especially now that I can finally rent a car.
Hurricanes. Gay Marriage. Shootings. Riots. Whitney Houston. Olympics. Elections. Kony. Marijuana. Don't Ask Don't Tell. Mars Rovers. Dick Clark. Steroids. Gangnam Style. SOPA.