Wednesday, December 31, 2008

so long, OLD year!

As far as years go, I have to say that 2008 hasn't ranked very high on my list. If you want to consider those non-material things like learning life's lessons and that sort, then it's probably right up there for me, but if you look at overall happiness and contentment I'd have to say it's right near the bottom. Of course, it ranks highly in the "stress" ratings, too. And forced humility.

Anyways, it suffices to say that I'm not sad to close the door on this year. I don't know what the new year has in store, but I'm hopeful and determined to do what I can to make it a good one. I'm not exactly sure how to approach my resolutions for the year, either. Last year I did monthly ones, which I really liked until life kind of took a nosedive in May and I lost momentum. I do know that I want to continue to build my photography business, continue to improve our homeschooling, and also get back into "running condition" this spring and summer after the baby is born. My biggest wish for the year is a job for David that he will enjoy, that will make good use of his talents and skills and that will provide enough for us to stay in this home comfortably. Though if we can find a job that meets the first two criteria, I'd be willing to relocate and find a new place to call home. As much as I love this house, the trials this year have taught me that it wouldn't be the end of the world to have to leave.

So, here's to a new year! May we all start it on the right foot!


Tune said...

Agreed on all accounts! 2008 was not my favorite by any means, but I look to 2009 with hi hopes. I love you Mindyloo!

Native Minnow said...

Well, Bush leaves office in a matter of days, so that right there automatically makes 2009 better than 2008.