The 2017 100 Wrap-Up: 31 Successes.

Last updated on April 30th, 2021 at 04:56 pm

Several weeks, a few dozen photos and four thousand words later, we’ve finally made it—the Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad 2017 wrap-up, filled with stories aplenty of 365 days spent in my not-so-orthodox life.

After wrapping the year up on a quiet note (because two sick children under five will do that to you), I still felt it necessary to do this. These year-to-year changeovers offer a lot of perspective for me—with so much happening all the time, I often forget what I had for breakfast, so I write everything down. And if the height of the pile on my desk is any sign, 2017 was quite the year. But it’s also the time where I’m the most transparent, looking back objectively at everything I’ve done and celebrating successes, owning up to failures, hoping all the while that I’m somehow growing from the process.

But yeah—let’s do this as we did in 2016: look at the year in excruciating detail, figuring out what’s worth taking with me into 2018 versus what doesn’t feel part of my world anymore.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me present—the 31 things I did well in 2017! Let’s get it!

A quickie, y’all.

Alright, so it’s my last night in Paris, and I’ve FINALLY found use for changing the keyboard style with damn Windows XP. The catch is that I can’t really look at the keyboard, or it’ll mess me up. That’s okay. I’m used to typing without looking, anyway.

So yeah, here I am in Paris. I’ve already been in London, hanging out with linkinparkyay and coolfreshair (more details on all of that later), and in Amsterdam, where I did stuff that I never thought I would. Hell, same goes for France.

The trip’s had its ups and downs. You should always choose who you travel with care, lest the entire trip go out with a flush. But I’m enjoying myself in most respects, which is always good. I got to talk to my mom for the first time on this trip today—it’s the first time that I’ve heard her that happy in a while.

I’ll be home in under a week, and I’ll have to use my Monday off to catch up on bloody EVERYTHING—but that’s okay—I miss my computer and my CD player HORRIBLY. It’ll be good to be back.

It is what it is, and I’ll let you know what went down when I’m back home.

Until then, I be chillin’.

See y’all when I look at you,

–case p., at a SHADY-ASS Internet cafe by his hotel in Paris

P.S. Parisian working hours are MESSED. Everything’s open at different times and stuff.