I woke up this morning and realized today is the last day of 2008, and not to sound all granny, but “Where has the time gone?” Tomorrow’s a new year, a fresh start, so let’s take a look back at the year that was an interesting one in my life….
1. I marked my two-year anniversary of being a columnist in August. That’s more than 105 columns from Your Truly. I feel like I’ve really discovered my voice and writing style through these columns and have to say, it’s pretty darn awesome.
2. I continued to mold the future journalists of tomorrow as the adviser to a college newspaper. It’s fun to see that sparkle of excitement in their eyes; it gives me strength when I get all those rejections from magazines.
3. I think this year, finally, I made peace with the whole disability/love/romance/lack of a love life thing. I’m going to wait because as they say, “The minute you stop looking, Mr. Right just lands in your lap (OK, Mr. Right, my lap is all ready for you!).
4. Despite my sister’s health problems, my family remained closer than ever. I’m so grateful for them; I honestly don’t know what I would do without them in my life every day.
5. I met a great guy – Facebook Flirt. I know I’ve said it before, but he’s the first guy EVER who hasn’t made me feel completely horrible about myself and my disability. That means so much to me.
6. I want to kill winter already and it’s only December. I’m making a vow to move to Miami like the Golden Girls within in the next couple years. What’s better than shirtless men and lots of sandy beaches?
7. My sister’s health hasn’t been the best this year. I am so grateful she’s still with us. It’s true what they say — you’re sister will always be your best friend, no matter what happens in life.
8. This year marked the fifth anniversary of my father’s death. I miss him every day and often wonder what life would be like if he were still alive.
9. Three words: NO MORE BUSH (or any of his Republican cronies)
10. I had some anxiety lately of the direction my life could/will go; I hate uncertainty!!