people asked me what i wanted as a gift last year and i surprised myself by not really having anything to ask for that i needed.
even when i think that times are hard or stressful, they're not so bad. i have so many things to be thankful for in my life. a year has gone by and i can't say i wasted it.
the things i need are mostly immaterial, they have to do with time - more time with friends, more time with family, more time for my art, more time to read, more time to sleep, and most importantly - more time for myself.
i got to go on an impromptu New Years Eve trip to Niagara Falls this year. i'm glad i made the time to see the fireworks.