Monday, December 29, 2008

Almost Time to Say Goodbye 2008

Can you believe it's almost 2009? I am amazed at how quickly the year has flown past, it seems each year passes faster than the last. It's been a year of ups and downs for me, some awful things, some amazing things. From a relationship breakup, a beloved friend being diagnosed with cancer, and a lot of other stresses to a promotion at work, the tail end of my awesome trip through the US, meeting new friends and getting to see old ones after a long time, and generally just growing more comfortable in who I am.

I have some goals for 2009. I don't like the idea of resolutions because if they don't happen, there is this sense of failure that I don't feel is healthy. But I'm setting some goals to work towards. Let me see:
  • Get more creative. More writing, more photography. I've already bought myself a two year subscription to FlickrPro, (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_sleepydumpling/ for my photostream) in the hope that I will keep adding photos as I go. I want to purchase a good quality digital SLR camera before too much longer. I've got my eye on a Canon one.
  • Spend more time on me. I love my job and am passionate about it, but I would like to focus some more on my own life outside of work.
  • Find a church that suits me. That's probably the hardest one!
  • Read some of my mammoth TBR pile (To Be Read) before I add to it.
  • Not date any jerks ('nuff said).
  • Generally just read more than I did in 2008. I lost my reading mojo a bit this past year.
  • Buy a bicycle.
  • Go to Perth for Christmas

I'm sure there are lots of other things I'd like to have happen over the next 12 months, but these are the ones that pop into my head at the moment.

What would you say are your goals for 2009? Post a blog to tell me about it.

3 comments:

Robin said...

I wish you great things for 2009. :)

Library Nerd said...

I love New Year's Resolutions. I think yours sound very good.

The one about jerks... I think it's a good one. (You might find some solice in reading a Wendy Harmer novel. She has jerks downpat). There really are some jerks out there but at least you can trash them in your blog if you meet them and I will provide "HA HA, GOOD ONE!" comments on your blog in response.

I am aiming to be more organized and less scatty in 2009 - not sure if it's a personality flaw or just a skill that I need to learn.

Kath aka Sleepydumpling said...

I get scatty. It's the ADD brain in my case. I'm getting better at being conscious of it and recognising it.

I don't need solace anymore, I've moved on from the jerkdom arena.