2019 in Review:
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So many shenanigans were avoided this year, due to the craters that were left from the last. And damn there were HUGE craters. I mean, there were craters this year, but not as bad as those tunneling down towards the ninth circle of Hell. This year, I actually knew how to fill most of them. Over the past 10 years, I've learned how to maintain some sort of a damage control. Taking 15-19 hours a semester, while listening to NPR about how unstable our government is, while getting at least 5 hours of sleep does a guy good. So how I cope with the stress?

Venti cold brews at the Bookmark, 240 hours on Pokémon Sword, sprinting, RuPaul's Drag Race, and lots and lots of Tylenol.

But to be honest, this year was pretty great. This year, I felt so free and open to many different opportunities and events, which each having a domino effect that leads to the unknown. For example, finally figuring out that there's a dedicated ensemble of Pokémon Go-ers in Norman, shaving 5 minutes off my commute, and fighting for my throne in Catlett's parking garage that I fucking paid my dumbass permit for. The people who are in charge of where commuters get to park on this pigeonhole of a campus need a reality check and get their heads out of their asses. Like saving our AOI.

There were so many awesome moments I had this year. The arrival of Kingdom Hearts III after 13 years of hiatus. The road trips that I took to Stilly. My fantastic journey in Puebla, Mexico. My first A in a math class in 3 years. And a semester done for senior year (okay, that one is up to debate).

I've learned so many lessons during this year. Learning how to say "NO" more. Taking more chances, despite the risks. Getting out of my comfort zone, and trying new things. Interacting with complete strangers. Finding new hobbies and how to amplify the fun from them. Exploring different worlds. And most importantly, learning how to let go of the people and things that hold me back.

2020 is going to be a fresh start for me. I can't wait to see what's next in store for me. It's going to be incredible. But I do know what will come very soon.

Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind, trips to the bars, and graduation from senior-hood to (unemployment/grad school/?).

Happy New Decade. ;)

-Matt

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