As the year winds down to the final hours, I just want to take the time and reflect on what 2011 brought for me. The year started off pretty slow the first few days, before making a road trip down to Regina for a special Ukrainian Christmas. Well, it was not the traditional one with the kasha and such, but it ended up with presents. I ended up getting a new computer out of it, which was needed since I had to go four months having to share one with the people I was living with. Around February, things at the house were starting to go down and I was slowly getting tired of the environment there and around that time, I found out an old buddy of mine was looking for another roommate and since I was looking at trying to find a place on the east side, it was a golden opportunity, especially since most of my buddies all live within the same vicinity so it all worked out for the better. Just when everything was slowly beginning to come together, I was delivered a crushing blow when I found out my grandfather who I was pretty close to passed away. I was a whole shell of mixed emotions as I wasn't too sure how to handle things and it was a rough go. Luckily, my big morale booster was seeing the Vancouver Canucks make a charge to the Stanley Cup Finals. During the Nashville series, I began talking to a girl on POF and everything was going good and by the start of the San Jose series, we were starting to get to know each other in person. During this time period, I got to meet one of my good friends now, and we were casual acquaintances and shortly after my grandpa died, we started hanging out a lot and we somehow managed to stay out until 6 in the morning. Near the end of the May long weekend was a day where I could say that I scored myself a hat trick. I had the day off work and I was watching the Canucks play the Sharks in what would have been the clinching game and the girl I was kinda seeing at the time decided she would come and watch the second overtime with me and sure enough, we watched Kevin Bieksa slap the puck in the back of the net and sent the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Finals. Our relationship was awesome to say the least. We did so much together in such a short period of time, such as she came to my parents house to celebrate my birthday, I went to her parents 30th wedding anniversary, we went out for drinks with each other's friends and celebrated our one month together at Red Lobster. As the old saying goes however, some things don't last forever and after a month and a half together, it was over. The heartbreak really was just beginning when there was rumors going around about me getting some other girl pregnant, which turned out to be entirely false....thank God!!!. Around this time too, my one friend decided to fill the void and in the beginning, it wasn't too bad but as time progressed, it was becoming painstakingly clear she had an agenda to try and trap me into a relationship and a marriage I didn't ever want to be a part of. I walked away from that situation before it got to become reality. Afterwards I spent the last few months of the year trying to slowly piece together and I am still trying to do that. It was definately a trying year on my part, but I'm just hoping for good things to happen in 2012. New Year's is like the clinching championship game as the final bell sounds, the players gather in the middle of the stadium to celebrate, while the coach heads back to the locker room to quietly reflect on the past year. That is me right now.