Well, with no need to put it to a fine point, 2018 has been a very formative year for me. For a start, the year started with the aftermath of events in late 2017. I was halfway through my first year in secondary school, and the furry fandom still felt very new to me. I also genuinely fully discovered myself in early 2018. I had a period where I was particularly hormonal (that's what I blame it on.); Even my mom started commenting on how I would just snap at times. Like if I got overly mad, I wouldn't shut up and sometimes got physically aggressive with other men. That didn't last that
long. I mean, the anger thing is still there, but I've learned to control it. I quickly learned aggression never got anything done, so that stopped as well. Online was a great place to take a break. I don't know what I would've done without the internet. During the summer, I'll admit, I was dependent. I had to have an internet connection. Actually, because of the instability of the internet here, I nearly panicked once. Mom was confused, since I haven't told her anything I do online. Only part of this was anxiety related to a community I was helping run. (That happened in March, when I ended up running a Discord server that stabilized really quickly [well...depending on who you ask]; I had overreacted.) Toward the end of the summer I started writing a lot of poetry again, intending to join the poetry club at my school again, but, my luck and all, poetry club was not available this year. So instead, I started posting a lot of poetry especially since I had joined a poetry group here on DA, of which my membership is still quite precious to me. So, probably at least semi-related to my emotional cool-down, I got my emotional out in poetry, as my DA indicates. I also started exploring drawing again, but I rarely showed anyone that. Anywho, as time went by, I grew very close to the online friends that I had already had. Some things I said, some things I did, some things others did, a lot of crying, and things I don't want to go into, and bam, the holidays happened. It's been an exciting time. It's sort of fun to juggle spending time online and spending time with family. Managing holiday events for an online community is fun as well. In the end, looking back on 2018, it was a nice year. In addition, I met lovely new friends, found lovely new music, and learned lovely new things.
10/10 Would live again. XD
Thank you guys; I know a lot of y'all will see this. You know who you are. Thank you for an amazing year. I hope we have many many more.
And, a little extra thanks, to the webforum of FurryTeens. Although I had nothing to do with FT through 2018, that forum is majorly responsible for making a large part of my 2018 possible.