Monday Madness: 2008 in review

With Christmas behind us, its time to start thinking about the New Year. 2008 was a very weird year for me and I feel glad that it whizzed by as quickly as it did. And as with any Monday, its time for another edition of Monday Madness!1 I got this meme from Fumbling Towards Geekdom, and like her I deleted any questions that I didn’t think were relevant.

  1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
    • Held a job that wasn’t related to the service industry.
    • Survived a long distance relationship2.
    • Hosted my own dinner party3.
    • Spent more time with girlfriends than guyfriends.
    • Helped my Mum around the house a little bit.
    • Went rock climbing!!
  2. Did you keep your 2008 new year’s resolutions?
    • I kept half of one, out of two.
  3. Will you make more for next year?
    • Yes.
  4. Did anyone close to you give birth?
    • Lots! Four of them4!
  5. Did anyone close to you die??
    • A friend’s dad5.
  6. What countries did you visit??
    • Dubai, U.S.A., and Dublin.
  7. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
    • For us to be in the same city.
  8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    • Starting6 lasting friendships.
  9. What was your biggest failure?
    • Not clearing my debt.
  10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
    • Nothing major ((touch wood)) .
  11. What was the best thing you bought?
    •  My starbucks double-walled coffee mug.
  12. Where did most of your money go?
    • Clothing, shoes & accessories 🙁
  13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    • When he said he would move here next year!
  14. Compared to this time last year, are you:?
    • a) happier or sadder? Happier.
    • b) thinner or fatter? Thinner.
    • c) richer or poorer? Poorer.
  15. What do you wish you’d done more of?
    • Save money.
  16. What do you wish you’d done less of?
    • Shopping.
  17. What was the best book you read??
    • So you want to start your own Event Planning Business.
  18. What kept you sane?
    • More like who, you guys rock!
  19. Who did you miss?
    • Him, and Linda7.
  20. What are you looking forward to in 2009?
    • Living with him in our own apartment
  21. What are your resolutions for 2009?
    • Make a dent in my debt8.
    • Lose another 5lbs.
    • Get a job that is an actual stepping stone to a career or at least get an education that will help me get said job.

No tags for this meme, if you’d like to play along – consider yourself tagged!

Footnotes:
  1. Top visitor Monday Madness will be up on Mon, Jan 5[]
  2. its over soon, right sweety? I’m using the word “survived”, lightly[]
  3. it used to be my Mum would host it for me[]
  4. keeping in mind they’re close to my heart, but very far from me physically[]
  5. bless his soul, he was too young[]
  6. what I hope to be[]
  7. name has been changed to protect the innocent[]
  8. I have an actual plan this year though, unlike last year; dent = 50% cleared by the end of 2009[]

responses to “Monday Madness: 2008 in review” 6

  1. @trench: Indoor climbing, I’ve only been twice so I’m not brave enough to do any outdoor stuff yet (plus the fact that its fairly cold in Toronto right now so outdoor climbing would be very risky for a beginner). My Christmas was great! How was yours??

    @AmeriGlide: I’m quite excited to see how well you get on with your article directory. And yes, I suppose it is quite the same but it seems to help with achieving it if its not looked at as a ‘resolution’ you know?

    @Ayprel: *sigh* decreasing expenditures is going to be a hardest part of it all. And its strange because I *know* I have a lot of stuff but I can’t seem to stop the thinking that ‘I need more’.

    @MikeC: I’m so very ready for 2009. I feel like its going be a great year. Have you actually tried stripping or are you just assuming you’re a bad dancer? LOL

    @Penny: Thanks 🙂 please do steal it. I’ll be happy to know more about you!

  2. Great post to help me learn more about you 🙂 It has been a pretty exicitng year, though I understand why you are looking forward to 2009. I am too (- and I am stealing this for a post later on!)

    Pennys latest..My Christmas

  3. Are you ready to get rolling with 2009? My goal is to kill my debt somehow. Not stripping I know that much. Im not a good dancer anyway.

    MikeCs latest..Happy Holidays!

  4. You and I are so similar with the debt situation. I feel you girl. Hold on tight! Have faith in yourself and you will survive. I have a decent job, but I need to reduce my expenditures big time. I’m there with ya woman. Don’t you know it! 😉

  5. I am always amazed at how fast the year goes by. I have never been too big on making resolutions, but I do usually have some goals I am working on. I guess in many ways that is the same, but I tend to reevaluate my goals a few times every year.

    One goal that I am working on now is building an article directory. There are a few free ones you can just use, but I kind of enjoy coding and it will be a good learning experience.

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