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Changing Years

I like the celebration of the new year as a point of reflection.  It’s a milestone, like a birthday, but one that we all share.  It’s a time to consider what has past.  So, reflect I will.  2008 was a busy year.

  • I went to Tokyo.
  • I became an uncle.
  • I quit my old job, and started a new one.
  • I managed to visit a number of friends that I hadn’t seen in ages, Doug, Darienne, Amy, and Glen to name a few.
  • I bought a house.

There were also a couple of changes in my personal life.  I’m not quite ready to make them a part of my blog, but feel free to ask, and I’ll tell you. 

I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions.  If there’s something in my life that needs changing, the time to start is when I’m ready (the sooner the better).  Waiting for a new year seems silly.  I don’t like the idea that a new year means a new outlook on life.  My outlook is always as up-to-date as I can make it, thank you very much.

I  have one thought for 2009 that comes perilously close to a resolution.  I lost 15 pounds in 2006, ending the year at 249.  2007 and 2008 both ended with the same number (thanks only to a 5 pound loss in December!).  I’d like to make some more progress in 2009 – let’s call it another 15 pounds.

Happy New Year!


Comment from Eric
Time: January 5, 2009, 10:31 am

This has been an interesting year for reflection for sure. You’ve accomplished quite a bit this year so make sure to take a breather. Cheers!