The downside has been my back and neck problem, the unstable economic situation, lack of affordable housing and the grave illness of a relative.
The thing that was lacking for me in 2008 was stability. I never felt that anything in my life was for sure. I wish I had spent more time playing and laughing and less time worrying. Life happens no matter how much you worry about it or try to manage it. No matter where I end up next year it will be where I am supposed to be that I am sure. The end of this year has seen me sadder, poorer and fatter, but it has also made me wiser.
I never make new year resolutions as I always believe that they just set you up for failure. However, I intend to eat more healthy and get more exercise. I also plan on enjoying life more and worrying less. To do that I want to spend more time doing what I love - hiking with Miss Lucy and taking photos.
I am grateful for all the new people who have passed through my life this year and all those that have stayed with me over the years. I am also grateful for my blogging friends. Many days your encouragement and cheerful comments left on my blog brought a smile to my face and gave me hope that someone in the world cared. Thank you so much for that. I hope that everyone of you have a healthy, happy new year.