I’ve written my “end of the year” post a couple of times now, but was unhappy with it each time.

That frustration has been a thread through my year. Don’t get me wrong, the year actually went pretty well, but I just have a hard time with a lot of things these days.

In March, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. I’m making progress in my life, and taking care of myself for the first time since Josiah was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, but I’m learning this battle is very often a few steps forward, then a few steps back.

The people in my life — both in the “meatspace” world and the online one — have been incredible this year. Without my wife, kids and friends, I don’t want to think about what would happen.

That’s where you lovely people come in, too. Thanks for reading my stuff. It’s always flattering when I see numbers grow month after month. Your time means a lot to me.

I don’t know what 2012 has in store. I suspect it will be much like 2011, just hopefully not as dark.

I’ll see you then, nerds.