Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2008 in review

Okay, folks... Here is my look back at 2008. The SewCraftBlog network led me to Inexpicable Candor and this quiz... I think better when answering questions sometimes, so here we go... You might get pictures where appropriate.

What did you do in 2008 that you have never done before?
I built a set of shelves not from a box.

Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Maybe? I resolved to pray more and live healthier, but it's been a roller-coaster. This year I will be setting goals instead of making resolutions.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
I don't think so... BUT one couple got pregnant, and there were many a December 07 baby...

Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully, no.

What countries did you visit?
Sadly none... But I plan to this year.

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
travel plans, sanity, and quality time with friends, not in meetings.

What dates from 2008 will stay etched on your memory? Why?
April 19, my first date with the boy. July 6, my first sermon.

What was your biggest acheivement?

Your biggest failure?
Overcommitting myself... Not spending enough time with the people I really care about
I procrastinated too, and didn't plan my time well.

Did you suffer injury or illness?
Unfortunately, yes, but less than 2007...

What was the best thing you bought?
my toaster oven, or the iPod to car thingy

Whose behavior merited celebration? the boy's... He made some goals and stuck to them, and I am SO proud of him.
My younger brother also did lots of growing up and is becoming a fine
young man even though I feel really old using that expression...

Whose made you appalled and depressed?
Mine. I didn't live up to my potential, and I spent SO much time doing other things when I could have been with people. I REALLY didn't have my priorities in order, and I didn't behave towards others as I should have.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate last year?
I try very hard not to hate... I am afraid there are people I have pushed away that think I hate them.

What did you get really really excited about?
Lots of things... I have a chance to go to Turkey this year, and a cousin coming next year, and a wonderful family, both through genetics and through friends. My directing made me really happy, and so did my dress, Midnight Swept, being included in the student art show after I wore it to a sorority formal.
Blogging is also pretty high on the list... I LOVE being able to "meet" SO many sewers! And non-sewers! Having readers and realizing I have readers was pretty awesome.

What song will always remind you of 2008?
I have playlists, not songs... I don't know that one stands out.

What do you wish you had done more of?
Spent time with people who I care about. Had an open mind. Kept my temper under control.

What do you wish you'd done less of? Go to meetings. Procrastinate. Make mountains out of molehills.

How did you spend Christmas?
Christmas eve was a candlelight service, and Christmas day was with family in 2 different places.

Did you fall in love in 2008?
I did.

What was your favorite TV program?
Brothers and Sisters

What was the best book you read?
The Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig

What was your greatest musical discovery?
the iPod and having the ability to match music with moods and trade music with friends. The Juno soundtrack was pretty amazing, and so was Across the Universe.

What did you want and get? an iPod, a car, a toaster oven, and new "house" stuff: Bed, bath, and kitchen.

What did you want and not get?
an iPod docking station and finished projects

What did you do on your birthday? How old were you?
I was actually at a wedding rehearsal and bachelorette party... We celebrated my bday a week late.(I won't show you the party, but this is the reception) I turned 20.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A real apartment. Of my own. With a real kitchen and a comfy bed.

How would you describe your fashion concept of 2008? I started to head toward smart casual over jeans-and-tees college grubby stuff with less hoodies and more jackets... more skirts too, and I really began to pay attention to fit of things and lean towards better fit through constructing and altering my own things.

What political issue stirred you the most?
Proposition 8 was big, and so were healthcare and education. I was pretty fortunate to be on a politically inclined, liberal arts campus for a historic time in American history.

What kept you sane?
My boy. My friends. My journal.

Who did you miss? My family, and my friend K while she was abroad.

Who was the best new person you met?
I got to know some first-years pretty well... There is not one person I met this year, outside of the boy and the new babies, who really stands out. I am fortunate to be surrounded by lots of people, and have met SO many people this year, many of whom are in the boy's family and welcomed me with open arms when we started dating.

Tell us a valuble life lesson you learned in 2008.
Don't overcommit, and keep your mind more open than your schedule.

Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? both.
b) thinner or fatter? neither.
c) richer or poorer?umm... both? I have less money but I have a car.

1 comment:

  1. Oh! I forgot to put the entire Juno soundtrack on my quiz. That was my own personal soundtrack for several months! I really like your blog - do you mind if I side-bar you?


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