Sunday, January 04, 2009

Goodbye 2008

Yesterday, before I even posted my Project 365 photos, I sat down and prepared to write an ode to 2008, a thank you post really, just like the one I did for 2007. I don't know why, but nothing came out. I'm sure it isn't because there's nothing to be thankful for the past year. Really, there are so many things I can't even begin to count them...

I had the grandest time in Bohol in September. This was only the second time that Alfred and I had been away on our own. It was a super fun and a real vacation. We almost wished it not to end. 

At work, I was thankful for the chance to move back to my email support family in March and it was the smoothest transition ever. I had the most relaxing eight months of my work life! Truth be told, being there was bliss. I thought it would never end. But it did.

Moving to the console family in November, I had mixed emotions. Mostly, it's been marked by unwarranted stress. Partly because I wasn't sure what I was getting into, and also because I had no proficiency of the support to boast of. I knew it would be an uphill climb - it still is.  It is challenging but I am hanging on. Thank you for the challenge.

My family is well and healthy, no one has had any serious illness. One of my cousins had an operation to remove cysts from her ovary, but all's been cleared. I am especially thankful that my grandpa is still going strong. My nieces and nephews common kids sickness throughout the year, but they've all mostly been well too. Everyone's still in school, and that will always be considered a blessing. 

This year, my dad has decided to finally put our rusty treadmill to regular use. In fact, they had even bought a stationary bike and a Nautilus machine to round off their daily fitness regimen. Cheers to health and fitness for the entire family!

I had purchased a domain and a hosting package and things were going smoothly until this recent glitch. Still, I am thankful for the venue to express myself, and earn a little more money on the side. I also want to thank everyone I've met through my blogs. And the many personalities I've met through their blogs.

There are so many more things to be thankful for the past year, and I can only look forward to what 2009 is sure to bring. To everyone who comes through here, I wish you a prosperous new year!



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