‘Twas the night before Christmas when I started to write
What would I jot down? Many nails did I bite.
And then it hit me, so I began to type
Hurriedly, quickly, the ideas were still ripe.
Here, let me tell you of my adventure so far
The start of the year was less than sub par.
For I was broken, but not of bone mind you
My heart was in pieces, blackened and blue.
I was hurt but not lost; I trudged on ahead.
I was down but not out, I was far from dead.
Over few months time, I could smile once more.
May opened up my first happiness door.
Hosting RT Vegas was a dream of mine
Rooster Teeth Vegas fans, ‘twas our time to shine.
Thank you Dane, Daniel, Dustin, Michael and Nick
You guys are so awesome, my very top pick!
And extending my thanks to the very group
that threw our party for such a huge loop!
What group you ask? Why it’s the B Team!
It took much willpower not to fangirl and scream
But my thanks for Rooster Teeth ends not in May.
July 5th is marked as such a special day.
I’m an RTX Guardian, hip hip, hooray!
My happiness level is more than I can say!
I was a noob but paired with a great crew.
Surrounded by friends some old and some new
Thank you so much to our leading lady
We couldn’t have done it without you, Caiti!
A fantastic con, my words are at a loss
Demarais, my fav Hobbit, you’re such a cool boss!
Such great memories I will cherish forever
My love for these people will never be severed.
Parts of 2013 had also brought tears.
Two friends were taken, too early in their years
Always remembered, their legacies live on
Through those they are still here, never truly gone.
What to learn from this, answers there are many
I say cherish loved ones, more than dimes and pennies.
Mike and Knuckles you are thought of every day
You both are missed, so much more than I can say
And then in August, my dad became dog sitter
For I was off to DragonCon thanks to friends from Twitter.
A weekend full of panels, drinking and more
So many cosplays I saw were seriously hardcore!
I could not believe how happy I felt.
I met new friends, they made my heart melt.
Dauna, Emma, Kelly, Eric, Kathleen,
DA2 cosplay group, best cosplays I’ve seen
Karissa, Liz, Miranda and Scott,
Best roomies ever for the con ticket I bought.
Tymber, Adriaan, Amanda, Eric, Susanne…
HUGS ALL THE FACES, as many as I can
Aaryn, Aidan, Dave, Bioware men I adore
Team Fangirls sends kisses, hugs and more! (as in love ya pervs =P)
I drank with Steve Jaros and Chris Avellone
Leading men in the industry, mind = blown
And to my leather making friends Misty and Lance
Heart your faces for giving cosplay a chance.
Dragon Age Tallis debuted at this con.
Be proud you guys, many hearts it has won.
And as it does annually, my birthday was here
This one was special, the best in many years.
So grateful for all who came to celebrate
Shots, bull riding, beer pong… God it was late!
Looking back on everything, I couldn’t believe
How I started the year in sadness and grief.
But how that has changed because of family and friends,
I want to hug all your faces, my lovely godsends.
Shortly after I found myself in a pinch!
Surely this would make me a Grinch!
I lost my job, but I held my head high.
Company merge be damned, I refused to cry.
I feel liberated so it’s a blessing in disguise.
Seriously, don’t feel bad for me guys.
I’m keeping busy, finally raising life’s bar
A writing project called Fallout Lonestar!
Many doors will fly open, at least… I hope.
Writing is medicinal for it is how I cope.
But life is a mystery, destination unseen
You continue being better than you have ever been.
And now here we are on Christmas Day
I want to tell you one more thing, if I may.
My dad has worked for the last twenty plus years
Through this day but now we’ve switched gears!
He has the day off and now we can spend
The holiday as a whole family again!
So comes an end of my twenty thirteen tale.
It was full of win and of some fail.
How you spend today, I wish you this
May your holiday season be full of joy and bliss,
So to you my loves, I raise my beer
I say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I know it’s not beer… work with me here…