A Year in Review: 2009

December 31st, 2009 | Tags: , ,

So much has happened this year that it makes you wonder what might happen in 2010. The sentiment that seems to be the majority amongst friends and family is that 2009 sucked really bad and 2010 has GOT to be better.

Let’s see what 2009 had in store for me.

Good:
I graduated college.
Visited Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, and Vancouver, BC, Canada with my best friend.
I got an Xbox 360 from someone who must really love me.
I got to visit England.
My kitty is healthy and continues to be spoiled.
Continued to be a non-smoker.
The generosity of strangers, friends and family is astounding!

Bads:
My car kept breaking, and my windshield needed to be replaced.
I needed to talk to a counselor to make it through a semester of school.
I had a friend lose her husband.
I spent 8 months looking for a job with no luck.
I got a $0.27 raise for my 4th year of employment.
I spent too much of my time being pissed, angry, and altogether face-stabby.
Spent too much of the year  taking birth control pills that threatened to give me major heart problems before it was detected.
Student loans started to go into repayment when there is no additional money (nor jobs).
California has really poor management skills and pissed all of the tax payer money away. *sigh*

So needless to say, I’m one on board for the Eff Off 2009!! boat.

Everyone has resolutions of some type, even if they don’t call them resolutions. Here is my semi-predictable, and hopefully possible list.

Goals for 2010
Read more books.
Go to the gym regularly.
Eat better, but never deprive myself of my personal food joys (just in moderation).
Eliminate all of my credit card debt (this one I’ve been working on, but I want the only debt I have to be the student loans before the end of the year).
Work on projects that I’ve been thinking about but keep putting them off.
Dye more yarn.

That’s about it. What about you guys? What are your hopes for the new year??


2 Responses to “A Year in Review: 2009”

  1. Kathy on December 31, 2009 2:42 pm

    Hey….the other good thing…..you met me!!

    So, as for me….my only goal at this point is to survive, yet another year raising teenagers.

    Finish the afghan I have started by February…
    Try to have more patience with the people who get under my skin on a daily basis….mainly my kids…
    Lose weight….(yep, that one is on there EVERY year)..

    That is pretty much it for now. I still have plenty of time to thing of more.

    My hope for the new year is that it is better than 2009. I think 2009 sucked for almost everyone. Let the new year begin!!!

  2. Deinera on December 31, 2009 11:56 pm

    Actually Kathy, you’re absolutely right! I allowed myself to open up to new people and have made some pretty awesome friends because of it!

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