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Looking Back at 2008

January 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

This post comes a day or two late but it’s been stewing in my head for the last few days, I just couldn’t post it because I was either working or sleeping. But here I am.

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2008 is over, hard to believe. As we say in my native Kamba… we are aging even as we remain in denial (you didn’t really think I was going to write it out in Kamba, did you?) I was looking at the post I wrote at the end of 2007 (Thinking about 2007), and thinking about how far I had come, what expectations I had back then that were met, and what I hoped for the new year. I’m still thinking about my expectations for the new year, but I can say that even though I didn’t meet all my goals for 2008, it was still an interesting year for me.

Things I will remember fondly, things that made me happy:

- Mary and I made it through another year. It started out a little rough but we grew and thrived through it
- I passed my boards and got licensed to practice in NJ and PA.
- Got a job working as an ER nurse and joined the most amazing group of dedicated and brilliant night staff at the Lourdes ED.
- Bought a sweet bike
- Two of my favorite people got hitched to each other
- Made some new friends
- Mary indulged ralphie and got us a new toy
- Bought myself a sweet new tricked out computer, that I really haven’t had much time to play with unfortunately
- Got majorly into Drupal and built some new websites
- Got into programming with Python… sweet language
- I reduced my debt significantly
- We got a ton of work done to the house… looks awesome

And of course, my number one thing that made me happy?

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What else?

Things that made me sad:

- Missing my family
- The post election violence in Kenya
- Mary was sick… a lot
- Mary’s grandma (a wonderful lady) passed on
- I got older (ofcourse)

All in all, it’s been a good year, and I have much to be grateful for.

And 2009 will be even better… I believe.

Tags: In real life · My Life · Thoughts and Reflections

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Donna // Jan 6, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Happiness, sorrow, sense of accomplishment are all real and valid and are proven by the ability to love and be loved!! You did and you were in 2008 and will be still in 2009. May the blessings of 2009 help you to surpass the goals that you set for yourself and keep you happy accomplished and most of all loving and loved!!!

    Happy New Year!! with Love!!

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