To me, 2011 was a year full of ups and downs. Pretty much “same shit, different year,” but we got through it.
First off, I want to thank the Almighty God for another year of life. I want to thank him for blessing me with the wonderful people that I call my family. I thank him for my amazing parents who have cared for me ever since I came out the womb. I thank him for my older brothers Jay and Chris. They always give me the confidence to be myself and just enjoy life. And my younger siblings, Leo and Valerie from my dads side, I thank God for them because I get the chance to teach them about life and have them prepared for the future. I thank God for the rest of my family here in New York, in Florida, and in Mexico. I love them all.
Onto my friends, the people that I call “The Crew.” These friends of mine are like family to me. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for making this year a beautiful thing and a joyous occasion. Without them, I don’t know how in the hell my high school years would have ended up. That’s the impact they had on my life.
In 2011, I was able to take another large step forward in life. I graduated high school with honors. At the same time, my younger siblings took steps forward as well. My little brother graduated Kindergarten and my little step-sister graduated elementary school. They have grown up so fast. I am blessed to be able to witness their growth through my own eyes. It’s incredible.
Of course, right after graduating high school, one must go to college. So this year, I took another step forward. My first semester of college was pretty good. Got to meet new people and bond with them. There is a select few of them that I really care about, but that’s a whole other story. I did a pretty good job for my first semester. So far, I have a 3.7 GPA, not too shabby at all.
Overall, I can say that I have had a blast throughout this eventful 2011. There were a lot of moments that I can cherish for a long time. Though 2011 was a blast, we have lost some great people this year. So I hope that despite losing these great individuals, we will go into 2012 with their spirits in our hearts. Rest in Peace to those that we have lost, especially a great middle school classmate of mine, Kenneth. We miss you buddy.
For 2012, I feel like the most important thing to do in order to have a great year is to just be yourself. Also, to do whatever you want without any regrets. But that doesn’t mean you can just go out and do some outlandish shit…lol. Don’t get into trouble!! Just have fun!! Live life to the damn fullest!! We only live once…and no, Drake didn’t inspire me with that YOLO shit, I inspired him. Haha. But seriously, enjoy life ladies and gentlemen, however you do so!
Anyways, I do hope that everyone that gets the opportunity to read this has a great night this evening. Stay safe! Drink responsibly! I’m not trying to sound like a fucking liquor commercial, but you know what I’m getting at!! Enjoy yourself, just safely. Everyone have a great night and an awesome 2012. God bless!!
-Lucio aka Lou aka alifestyle57