Today is the first day of the last month of 2008. This means a lot of things. First, that there are 31 days of this year left to finish anything you set out to do this year.
Second, that Christmas is coming and regardless whether or not you celebrate this holiday, so many people the world over do, that it’s bound to disrupt your life as well. Family time and holidays bring joy as well as stress.
Yesterday the hubby, the boy and me spent several hours at my sister’s house for a belated Thanksgiving dinner. I could see the stress in her face and see her expressions that told me she was overwhelmed. I think a lot of that has to do with personality, but also trying to be prepared for the whole family to be there stressed her out. I’m confident she was exhausted by the time everyone left.
Finally, this first day of the last month of 2008 also brings our attention to the fact that there’s a new year coming. Full of new resolutions, new objectives and new memories.
I certainly have a lot of plans for the coming year, primarily going back to school, hoping to accomplish something. I also will be staring down 30, on April 5th I will approach a new dawn in my life, a new decade. Unlike most women, I don’t think turning 30 will bother me at all. I’m finally at a place in my life where I’m happy, I believe I’ve found my one and only, my son is a good kid and growing up and I’m at peace with myself in a lot of ways that I wasn’t when I turned 20. So this next year holds a lot of promise for me I think.
This last month of the year I intend to get busy making plans, solidifying plans that have been made and charting my path to success in 2009. I don’t have a five year plan, but I’ve definitely got a plan for 2009. Take a walk with me down the memory lane of 2008, what you’ve experienced, what you’ve seen – who you’ve met and who you’ve parted ways with.
What’s in store for you in 2009? What happened in 2008 that was most notable that you’ll always remember?