I really started out the new year right this time. For the first time ever, I saw the sunrise on new year's day. It was quite magnificent. I have tired to do this many times in the past on new year's day, but the weather was always horrific. I was expecting rain this year, but somehow rain postponed itself that day. Standing out on the apartment staircase alone, fighting cold and sleepiness from the previous night's dance-a-thon, I watched one of the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen. I thought to myself, 2011 is going to be a great year.