The Year That Was… 2016.

Last updated on April 2nd, 2021 at 01:00 am

It’s December 31st, 2016, and while I feel like the same Casey I was 365 days ago, everything’s changed.

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer—The Year That Was... 2016—Casey and Toddler Palmer

There’re now two kids who need me in their lives instead of the toddler flying solo just a year ago. And though I seem to change 9-5s more than some change their underwear (ew), leopards never really change their spots, and the struggle remains real to find the balance I’m desperately seeking, but never seem any closer to finding. It’s not the kind of year where I can pinpoint what I learned—I spent most of it hustling ’til I dropped, and while I saw gains in some places, I’m not convinced the Casey you see today is any different despite all this.

If anything, I guess you could say I’m better prepared. Year after year I’ve looked back, surprised that the year I’d had was somehow busier than the one that came before, but this time it’s different. In 2016, much of that hecticness was by my own hand, and I’m pretty sure that just who I am now. The guy who’d rather turn something in late than create something that conforms.

But that also makes me the guy who’s constantly learning hard lessons from that pressure for perfection. The guy who’s had to part ways with ongoing gigs because they just weren’t doing it for me anymore. I spent more than enough of 2016 feeling like I was doing something wrong, so when things turned around at the year’s end with a post that finally gave me a taste of what success felt like, I tell you—it may have changed my #BloggerLife forever.

Another year down, still no illegitemate children. BEATING THE ODDS!!!

Hello, everyone. Here we are at the end of 2005 and I’m still as stereotypist and racist as ever. People have simply come to accept the fact that I’m a hater. That’s right. Deal with it. Aww yeah. Now for something completely different.

Wow. The end of another year already. Madness. Utter madness.

I guess this year has seen a lot of events come to pass—travelling abroad; becoming more distant with some people and closer with others; changing jobs for the first time in YEARS; becoming more bored and unmotivated with things (which I know, yes, is DEFINITELY a BAD thing)… yeah, you know, it’s been a crazy busy year in some ways, and a total flop in others.

But the changes that have gone down throughout the year and the state of mind that I’m in right now give me some hope for the future to come.

I know my girl Jas will back me up on this—the tabbing feature on FireFox is the shiznit. It makes everything I do a thousand times easier than IE ever would. But I’ve known this for a good while, anyway.


  • I remember back in the day when Life Savers used to package their Holiday Storybooks with an actual book to read. I love how years of cutting costs and remaining competitive have cheapened so many different products and ideas in this world. Maybe I can find the fire within me and bring some magic back in entertainment and consumerism.
  • This is probably one of the best reads I’ve had all year. Seriously.
  • What have we learned from this year? That I’ve exhausted myself quite a bit. With that said, I wouldn’t expect to see me online nearly as much in the year coming. I’m just so drained. Sure, you can text me to come on and chat here and there (if you need my number, feel free to email me), but I’m thinking that 2006 will be the Year of the Reset. Try and get myself back up and running.

So tired, but I’ve got my fingers crossed.

Happy New Year kiddos.

–case p.

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