They say to start as you mean to go on, so I thought I’d start 2009 with a post.
2008 was not the best year I’ve ever had, nor was it the worst. So in the spirit of the three Rs (reflection, review and renew), I shall blog about the year that was and the year I hope to have.
2008, The good:
- My family are healthy and happy. That’s pretty good.
- My kids are a constant source of joy. They make me laugh a lot.
- I decided to quit the game of The Eternal Search For Project Funding and change careers. While I love being a botanist and writing sciency blather (technical term), what I have always really wanted to do is teach. I’m doing a grad Dip Ed next year which will qualify me to teach middle school. I can study externally (except for the teaching prac part) so all is looking good.
- I’ve discovered the joy of blogging. I’ve met some wonderful intereterz who feel like friends. You ROCK.
- More super personal good stuff which I’m not sharing 🙂
2008, The bad:
- My 92 year old Nana falling and breaking her arm. She broke her arm at the top of the humerus. It was definitely NOT humorous. She fell whilst in hospital for a stomach virus We thought we were going to lose her, but she managed to recover. We also thought she’d gone completely do-lally, but figured out that it was just the drugs she was on for her arm. She’s now very frail, but she’s OK. She even spent Christmas with Mum and Dad.
- Dad having three bouts of major surgery to remove a bowel tumour wasn’t much of a highlight … but at the same time, we can be thankful that his doc was excellent and that the outcome looks good.
- Losing my part time job wasn’t a highlight … but then again its made me realise that me choice of actively seeking a new career is timely.
2009, I hope:
(I’m not into New Year’s resolutions ‘caus those suckers can be hard to keep. Rather, I hope that 2009 brings a new chapter)
- This time next year I’m proud of my shiny new Dip Ed and am bombarded with offers to teach in local schools.
- My family are healthy and happy and loving life.
- I hope that all my internet friends find the peace and happiness they seek (Greta – may your move bring joy to your life),
- and finally that some medico dude finds a cure for cancer, that we win lotto, and that we are given the ability to shoot glitter out our bums (that one is for you Kelley).