Looking Back on 2014
By Graham "GSM" Matthews
In a nutshell, 2014 was a roller coaster. I first said it right after the passing of one of my biggest inspirations The Ultimate Warrior back in April and I've been saying ever since. Of course, every year will have its ups and downs, but I don't think any other year in recent memory had as highest of highs and lowest of lows as 2014 did, hence why it will go down as one of the most memorable years in the last decade for better or for worse. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a bad year, but I wouldn't consider it a great year, either. For lack of a better term, it was historic. I think we can all agree on that.
It feels like just yesterday I was highly anticipating the arrival of 2014. I may have been in the minority, I had high hopes for it. It's safe to say those lofty expectations weren't met. Again, this year wasn't all terrible. It had its moments, both personally, professionally and even from a wrestling standpoint. I hate calling any year a "bad year" because truth be told, it's only as bad as you perceive it to be. For example, if I think 2015 is going to suck, then it will. That's my mindset, anyway. And I'm not the kind of person that has high expectations for things. I set goals for myself, sure, but as optimistic as I am, I'm more of a realist than I am a pessimist. I don't get my hopes up for something that likely won't happen in risk of being disappointed.