I have officially decided that 2008 was a good year. Woo hoo!
Over the past few weeks I kept saying it wasn't so bad. Then I realized duh, if it wasn't so bad doesn't that mean it was good??
My 2008 resolution was to "work hard at being hot, debt free, and eventually, a creative professional." Even though I'll still wear shorts over my bathing suit, have credit card debt, and need my analytical day job I don't feel like I failed. This is one of my great successes of 2008: I'm learning how to stop beating myself up over everything.
Instead of thinking about all the things I should have done, I am pleasantly satisfied with all of the things I accomplished. I got a job, took writing and art classes, stopped using my credit card, dated a few people, and started volunteering. I found out I have values (who knew?) and am consciously making the effort to live by them. I feel mentally and emotionally stronger despite the occasional battles with Me and Myself. And last but certainly not least, I am learning to be more grateful, especially for all of the good friends in my life. That means YOU!
So yes, 2008 was a good year for me, mostly in an internal way. Now I'm ready to set some concrete/external goals for 2009. I'm still outlining them right now; basically the overall theme is to be proactive and productive. I like feeling and thinking about things, but now I want results.
One resolution I can share now is to reconnect with Thighs again. I promise to post more often. I know some of you were sick of seeing "My Dick" for the past few weeks (Jules!). Hey, it's better than pics of "My Vagina" though, right?