As the year wraps up, most people start thinking about what they accomplished or failed to accomplish in the course of the last year.
In 2008, I ran my first 5K. I watched both of my sons grow another year older at two fabulous parties. I wrote the GREATEST POST EVER. as we mourned one of our dear family members. Mr. 1969 and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary and we wrapped up the year with a wonderful Holiday season.
I watched my NY Football Giants surpass insurmountable odds to beat the undefeated Patriots and win the Superbowl. One of the greatest moments in sports I have ever witnessed. I watched and was a part of my beloved sorority celebrating it’s 100th Birthday, another milestone I am so proud to have witnessed. After six years, I watched my favorite singer return triumphantly to Radio City Music Hall and got to see him in concert with my Best Friend. I also watched a black man successfully win the Presidency of the United States of America and was able to share that historical event with my sons. One of the single greatest moments of my life.
As I start 2009, I will also be starting a new job. While admittedly not my dream job, I am so thankful for A JOB period. I am so thankful that I am not taking a hit in my salary. I am looking forward to making the most of this opportunity no matter what. I am certain that big things are in store for me on the work front in the upcoming year.
On a personal note, I turn 40 in 2009. I still wake up thinking I am 16 every single day so imagine my disbelief and shock that 40 is actually here. I plan on bringing in this milestone in great health, in shape and mentally and spirituallystrong.
I have made so many lifestyle changes to get me to this year. Eating healthier, exercising….it’s all been a part of a renewed committment to myself. A promise to take care of me. After taking care of a family and countless other people in my daily life…..I plan on doing just that. I am about to knock that number40 on it’s azz with the best 1969 anyone has ever seen!
Reflect on 2008 and then close the door. What’s done is done. All you can do is learn, grow, celebrate and get ready for the next big thing.
2009 is on it’s way.
Be safe tonight! Cheers to new beginnings.