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A Jerry Curl review of 2012

[Editor’s note] Reflecting on past experiences is always a tricky business. Trying to figure out why you did the things you did is never easy and learning something from those things is always not a little painful. But that’s the point of self-reflection: to avoid repeating the pitfalls of the past.

My 2012 was better than most. I graduated from college, got a new job and the new iPhone. I met Patti Smith and Chaz Bono. I saw Lenny Kravitz, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Neil Diamond, and Madonna in concert. Unfortunately, I never wrote about some of those concerts... My Vinylmation collection swelled to number in the triple digits. And I met a boy that I feel both privileged and lucky to know and love.

Still, I suppose the overarching theme for my 2012 was that of inaction. I didn’t do anything productive this year. That's to say, productive in the ways that adults typically consider important like traveling or moving out or saving money. I spent the last twelve months living day to da…