Lots of people have been writing 2008 recaps but I thought I’d avoid that. After all, if you want to know what I did last year, you’d read through my archives! But then I got to thinking – what did I do last year?
These were my goals I wrote at the beginning of the year:
Yah, I totally bought a new bed. I also got a new shiny laptop. I kinda, sorta sorted out my storage space (will have to more of that shortly to fit more in). I’ve resolved my writing issues and written 20,000 of a new novelly thing in the past month or so. Dental work – done. Procrastination, mmm I’ll get back to you on that one…lolz.
Lose 20 kgs – well I reckon if you added it up, I’d have lost 20 kgs except I lost like 2 kgs, gained 2 kgs, repeat. Maybe in 2009 my goal should be to lose it without regain it! I thought I’d put on a shitload of weight this year but reading back through my old posts, I discovered I was the same weight around last Christmas.
The really amazing thing is that I did things in 2008 I never dreamed I’d do. I just reread one of my blog entries from March where I was at a bar talking to a guy about travelling to Japan and how it was my dream. He told me it was much cheaper nowadays (ha ha pre-financial crisis). That really sparked something in me. Then getting super cheap flights… and now I’m prolly moving there this year! I’m reluctant to take the move as a reality until it actually happens but, barring disaster, I’ll be there.
Which leads me to another thing I did last year that I hadn’t even dreamed of: learning Japanese. Not that I’m fluent or anything, but I learnt enough not just to get around but to have some halfway decent conversations with people (esp cute boys).
I broke my 8 km in under 50 min running goal in January. I broke my Run for the Kids running goal in April (btw I’m so excited about being in Melbs to do the zoo run now too – R4tK and the zoo run are my faves). I piked out on the GOR half marathon but did the 14 run, not easily but I did it (and had a fun weekend to boot).
I said goodbye to my best friends. Many times. I thought they’d never leave this country!
Even though I spent most of the year not writing, I still had 3-4 stories published.
I went to the Big Day Out and V Festival (had totally forgotten about those, plus got my BDO ticket for this year… yah.. had to borrow money from my son though – loz at role reversal).
I moved to Canberra, I was in the filming of a video clip, I had lots of shits and giggles. 2008, not all suckage.