Of all the years to actually write a “best of” this will probably be of the least troublesome. 2010 was a pretty solid year for Mr. Matthew Gyure. This post is mostly going to be gushing about all the new people I met this year. Its strange that something as simple as meeting a new group of people is enough to change your whole outlook on the places around you. I was pretty burnt out on the area around me. Things were getting that samey feeling and nothing of particular merit was happening. This changed when my friend, Katie, introduced me to my now girlfriend, Lauren. She was in an improv group called The Crazy Monkeys. Little did I know back then, but this would lead to some of the best friendships I have made in recent memory. I was incredibly intimated by them a first. They pretty much live exclusively on a diet of inside jokes and affection for one another, and I was privy to neither. They all did a great job of welcoming me into their lives though. Slowly, over time, I went from “Lauren’s boyfriend” to just “friend.” Spring 2010 was one of the most fun, and memorable semesters I had at Purdue. I feel not only did I make a bunch of new friends, but I had a personal transformation. I went from not really being comfortable with my adult(ish) self to knowing exactly who I am. The journey for self-realization is never ending in my opinion, but 2010 helped me make great strides in the discovery of Matthew Gyure. In a project managerial sense 2010 was a milestone year. It’s not if I did nothing. Most of these realizations were made by myself as they always are when it comes to personal philosophy, but I owe a huge thanks to my new best friends, The Crazy Monkeys (old and new), Lauren, and Katie for starting this whole thing.
Oh, my friends and I started an improv group, too. Thanks so much to them as well. It is so far unbelievably fun and I am so happy we followed through with it.
Sorry, this is so disjointed. I am not fully in “blog mode” yet and my thoughts are all swimming around. These will get better.