This post is addressed to you - whoever is reading this.
Two years ago I said this -
"I wondered to myself if 2015 has been the best year of my life. I guess in a way it has, since it's tied with every other year for worst."
I think 2017 coulda ended up just that - the worst, fuck it wasn't far off being the last - but I'm leaving it better off. You are to blame as much as I am for that, I've made it my mission to value connections that were not so far off being severed.
Friends are class - Groucho Marx said "I don't care to join any club that would have me as a member", but I'm glad to have you. Sure you're sleazy lunatic for choosing to keep me in your life but you've enriched my life, you've kept me going. Please, give yourselves a pat on the back from me, or ask someone else to. You did it, and you're right here with me, good luck.
Perspective, is something I possess, new perspective - but I don't have much in the way of advice really, nothing that you couldn't glean from my other posts. Just keep it in mind - you have a blank slate, "do what thou wilt" with it. Even choosing to treat January 1st as if it were any other day is a fine way to kick it off.
I'll tie it off here with a few things -
I'm a lucky cunt to have ya, whoever you are, old friend or new.
2018 will be your year, trust me.
It's also the year of the dog.