Monday, January 4, 2010

2009 Reflections and Hopes for 2010

Hello There My Little Blueberry Waffles,

So below is a copy and paste from my blog entry from January 2009 where I reflected on 2008. Always interesting to look back and see what I was going through. And I will be adding a little commentary in color.

To sum up 2008, here are some of the things that I did, or consider to be memorable in no particular order....... And I will add what happened in 2009.

1.) I broke up with my boyfriend at the time. I completely cut him out of my life in 2009 after he told me he got engaged. No such thing as "just friends" and no such thing as me talking to a married dude.

2.) I paid off all my credit cards. I paid off my car in 2009. I am knocking on wood as I type this because I hope it continues to run well.

3.) I lost the weight I gained while I dated said boyfriend. I maintained it in 2009.

4.) I got back into bellydance and actually performed again. I danced in two festivals in 2009 and met some wonderful ladies.

5.) I got an internship with the Office of the Public Defender. I finished that internship in 2009 and continue to volunteer elsewhere.

6.) I moved into a new place. My roommate lost his job shortly after, his visa in the country expired, and he had to fly back home, and I moved in with a friend.

7.) I danced with my bellydance idol Tito at his workshop. I haven't been able to find him in 2009, and flying to Egypt for his workshop is just way to expensive.

8.) I had some family drama, but we managed to come to an agreement, and our relationship is better. The drama has been over, and 2009 was peaceful.

Here are my hopes for 2009 in no particular order.............

1.) Graduate and get my certificate I got my AA degree in Paralegal studies and had some great interviews in 2009. Unfortunately I am still a little inexperienced compared to the competition.

2.) Get a new job and settle into my career. I certainly put myself out there in 2009 and had plenty of interviews.

3.) Get braces. In 2009, I found out that I didn't really need braces. I actually got diagnosed with TMJ and require a lot more care.

4.) Start putting money into my 401K again. Hahahahahahaha, sorry, nothing at all happened in this department in 2009.

5.) Get back to the weight I was in college. Hahahahahaha ! I wasn't a lard ass, but it isn't what it once was. And that is my ass I am referring to.

Dating and finding love is not on the list, even though it is one of my biggest hopes in life. First of all, I won't really be happy until the above goals are accomplished and I feel established. This was very true for me in 2009. I went out on one coffee date that resulted in nothing after Valentines Day. After that, no dates or action whatsoever. I was completely closed off in 2009. Whatever happens in 2010 happens.

Second, I still need time to reflect on what I really want out of life, and I think it's important for me to be single for a while. I don't know how long that will be. Sometimes I think I am meant to be this way forever. But for now it works.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring. I am more ready for a relationship this year, than I was last year, and that is all I can say. And I learned a lot about myself and about what I want out of life.
So that is all for now, I already posted my goals for 2010 in my private journal.
Besitos !


mac said...

I wouldn't worry about finding someone if I were you.

You should prepare to fend off the hord of admirers that are surely seeking you as I write this !

And, gosh. You seem like you have a swell ass to me ;-)

Anonymous said...

You learned what you want and now you will be able to get it. Most fortunate! Make it a safe adventure.


MindyMom said...

It's always a good thing to look back and see how far we've come. And don't worry, you have plenty of time to accomplish your goals and are well on your way.

Danielle said...

Looks like you held true to most.
Good for you!

Bathwater said...

I think I am going to have to start setting goals!

dadshouse said...

I'm like you in that dating and finding love is not on my list, but it's definitely a big want in my life. I've looked and looked, and maybe it's time to stop looking and let it sneak up and surprise me.

Paul Nichols said...

We're proud of you for getting out of debt. You'll find as you go through the next sumpny-dumpin years that it is one of the great decisions of your life. You've got a headstart on almost everyone in your age bracket. Stay outta debt!

We finally got outta debt this year after way too many years riding that plastic card. We have only one card now, which we use for car rentals when we go outta town. Pay it off as soon as we get the bill.

I mailed your book this morning about 10:00 am. Enjoy. Someday you can lemme know how you like it.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Good luck to you in 2010!

It sounds like you've made a lot of great decisions for yourself already, and that's a characteristic that will help you to succeed at anything! Kudos!

* Ashleigh * said...

2010 will bring you a lot more than 2009. You're determined bff and you'll get to where you want to be :D