On the year..
on the bad..
This belated look back is similar to that of the reflection in a murky puddle of mud. I normally do my year in review (year end review*) at, well, the end of the year; but as I have mentioned earlier, that never happened. I figure with the rape-aversary date rapidly approaching, now would be as good of time as any to kick it off.
2012 was one of those years you'll look back on much later in life and say, "man, that year brought me down to my lowest point..but I overcame and made it to here" and you'd point to whatever place you were standing as some sort of vague implication on what you were actually talking about. But as those wounds are still pussing, it's a little more difficult to do anything but laugh at just how fucked up last year really was.
If I recall correctly, I started off the New Year by airing my grievances, all at the mispleasure of bringing about the 2008 jangus. Later that month a girl came back into my life for the umteenth time, and like Rihanna to Chris Brown, I supported it. This would prove to again be a series of ups and downs, back and forth like a see-saw we found ourselves finding each other, yet "needing" to separate ourselves as well.
As the new month arrived that relationship kicked into overdrive and (I thought) things were moving in the right direction. Time spent over the Valentine's holiday was doubly meaningful as it was to be my last days before going over to Korea for a month. And things started off great until day two, when that relationship, much like my presence in the states, went away.
Just shy of a month spent in Korea, despite the sadness I was facing, was quite a good experience for me. In short, it was existential and I enjoyed it - I also got a lot of writing accomplished as well, not just blogging, but a note everyday to the one who ran away.
My trip was cut just short of a month and I found myself in the states for St Patrick's day..and what was to come was, and still is, unthinkable. I won't, and probably can't, go into too much detail about what happened - that matter was actually a full blog that I started to write then erased because it angered me so much. But what happened was, said previous girl and I got back together as we both longed for one-another...she spent the night..I thought that would be the turning point in our relationship, little did I know it would be, just not in the direction I was aiming for..she, and I quote, had never been more comfortable in her life than laying next to me in my bed, end quote...the next day would be the last time I saw her again.
Fast forward to the weekend of my birthday, hear back from girl - it has been two weeks now - and there's a "pregnancy scare", I quote that because actually it was a device used to try and entrap me on grounds of..rape.
I'll give you a moment..
So I spent time being interrogated by detectives, and having to explain to my chain of command just what in the eff was going on. That same week I do my first interview with Big Brothers Big Sisters..two weeks pass and another love of mine finds a way to break me, again. This time it was on the basketball court, and the break was actually the ligaments in my ankle. The lack of professional medical help provided by the military only made things worse. Pain killers coupled with my world crashing in around me proved to be a horrible combination..and in fear of doing something stupid, I fought through the pain and flushed the meds down the drain.
The next months I spent recovering, which put a hold on moving my stuff out here from Indy. I went to a lot of rehab, and pushed myself to workout and keep on top of things, striving to get back to where I was before. I really don't recall the summer months all that well; Gary made an appearance during the fourth of july-causing me to skip my traditional chicago plans and stay in SoCal. Another friend came out a month later, causing such a drunken ruckus it caused my PS3 controller to split into many pieces...and that's the fun version of that story.
August came around and I found myself moving into a new place, closer to work and right on the beach. Which was also the time I made a trip back out to the midwest to pack it all up and turn my back on that place, for the final time. The trip was a nice vacation away from everything, work and so forth - even if I did do 28 of the 30 hours of straight driving through. But that week proved to be a very interesting week.
I'm not even sure if you could call it an old flame, but sparks definitely did ignite with a missed connection of sorts; which naturally complicated things for both of us. And shortly after that, another past lover decided to make a big, marching band required, appearance into my life as well. In fact, most of the drive back I spent texting and talking to said person. This too proved to be complicated with the nature of conversations and pictures sent.
But like all good things, these too would come to an end..first with the former lover calling it quits on both her boyfriend at the time, and me. Then after my two week 'hiatus' for Fleet Week in SF, the missed connection solidified as to why it wasn't to be either.
With being shat on enough in 2012, I made the bold statement to the oncoming month of November to "do your worst", feeling as if I had endured enough, there was nothing November could do that I could not overcome...I now have a regret in life.
With everything now in my possession, under one roof, I was getting settled in. One item in particular I was excited about was my external harddrive. Finally, I thought, the constant worry in the back of my mind about backing up my data will be relieved! Oh how horribly fallacious I was to provoke November. In the very process of backing up my data, everything went wrong. The laptop's hd had a mechanical failure...and the external hd had a data corruption. Everything was lost...even to this very day, after sending it to place after place to attempt to salvage the data. No such luck.
That was the nail in the coffin, that was the final straw, that, was the death of me.
Everything after that point was, and is, a blur. Things happened...things continue to happen. Michigan ended up losing to OSU, I ruined something because of my stubbornness, I ruined something else because of my vacuousness, and I'm fighting more battles than I need to be right now.
Still no results from my DNA sample, so the accusations are still on the table...all my pictures up to November of last year are gone, my ankle has gotten better, but still isn't 100%, and there always seems to be that one person on my mind.
just the quick recap of the worst year of my life, that is all.
"i have nothing to say i haven't already said"