I think I figured out why this time of the year makes me feel the way I do.
Around this time of the year, I commemorate the beginning of this site. Four years ago, I signed up for a Blogger account and starting typing away. I don't know the exact reason why I decided to sign up. I know one of my reasons was to document my summer and the beginning of that school year. I distinctly remember that period of my life. I spent that summer in San Diego where I wasted my time "working" and chasing a girl. I came back to Irvine to begin the new school year and spent the next 3 months trying to find a permanent place to live and trying to fix what I ruined when I left for the summer. It was around this time of the year that everything started to fall back into place. I found a place to live. Even though I ended up moving one more time, I didn't have to live out of boxes anymore. I was also able to "win back" what I foolishly took for granted. After fall of 2001, everything fell into place and I was happy, I couldn't complain, and life was good.
The colder weather is here and now that Thanksgiving has come and gone I can't help but think back to that period of my life. As always, I'm thankful for what I have and where I am today. And here's to this website and many more posts.