this will be our year

January 4, 2009

I think it’s safe to say that I did not have a very good 2008. I’m not really alone in that; 2008 was challenging for a lot of people. Several weeks ago, I saw the year winding down and I realized that on balance it was going to turn out as a bad year, with little time to redeem itself. And that’s about when I decided 2009 would be my year no matter what. I have to confess I cheated a little; I got started on it a few weeks early. I started spending time with some new people, I told some people at work how I really feel, I took a little road trip, I drank, I ate, I danced, I sang some killer karaoke, I hung out with my family, and now I’m ready to go.

This year is mine. It belongs to me, and I hold it in my hands, and I can make it my bitch or my baby. I can make the little changes I want; I can make the big changes I need. I can leave my job this year, or I can stay and make it work for me. I can fall in love this year, but I don’t have to. I can do the things that are right for me.

This year, I’m going to travel. I’m going rock climbing. I might go skydiving. I might get a tattoo. I might get a puppy. I will go outside more. I will be open to new experiences. I will be positive. I am going to read dozens of books. I am going to talk to dozens of people. I am going to put good things out into the world, and trust that good things will be returned to me. I am going to write more, because I am going to have stories to tell, and you’re going to want to hear them.

The best thing about this year is that it’s your year too, if you want it to be. Grab it in your hands and go.

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6 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Jamie  |  January 5, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Took a long time to commmme

  • 2. Sandy  |  January 5, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I’m IN.

  • 3. Sunshine  |  January 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Go 4 it. Make life your bitching baby in your hands and hold it tenderly while rock climbing. At the top of the mountain is a karaoke bar for the few and the finest. We will share our stories over a fine hangover preventing wine set to popular music and our throats will never go hoarse. Never. We can make babies, therefore we can make life. Make your life rock! And then climb on those rocks because you, ma’am, rock!

  • 4. Nick  |  January 7, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I will look forward to reading about your awesome 2009, because we all know that I live my life through others and from this little bit I can tell I am gonna be one edge.

    I am nervous about one part, and I think you know which one, but I understand and know that whatever happens it will be what is right for you..

    I am all about making this year an awesome year but not sure if I have the guts to do it, I need some help in that department…

  • 5. anonymous  |  January 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Wow! What an excellent post.

  • 6. will  |  February 3, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    I’m going rock climbing. I might go skydiving. I might get a tattoo. I might get a puppy. I will go outside more.

    “No matter where you go, there you are.” Confucious

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