5 Random Things I Did In 2008 That I Liked-

-Dyed, spun, and generally enjoyed fiber a lot.
-Wrote more, and got a solid idea of where I want to direct my future writing.
-Read a TON more than 2007, both books and fanfic. I didn't keep track of the books. I DID keep track of the fanfic. There were a grand total of three pieces of fanfic that I read that were either so incredibly bad, or just so embarrassing, that I left them off the list. And guys? I bookmarked Three and a Half Men slash. So, you know, I have no shame, and that should tell you something.
-Learned about the person my sister has become, and really, really liked her.
-Saw Panic at the Disco at DAR Constitution Hall, and Cobra Starship at the 9:30 Club. Both entirely awesome, and totally different shows.

5 Random Things That Sucked About 2008-

-Losing my job the week before Christmas, while discovering that my paycheck had bounced, and I probably wasn't going to get paid for about 5 weeks of work.
-Pneumonia. My Claire is never allowed to get sick again. Also, PNEUMONIA. THREE TIMES. WTF, lungs?
-My horrible, no-good, very bad, soul-destroying, karma-pit of an ex-job. Pool company, I'm lookin' at you!
-Depression. Ever and always.
-Money woes, and high anxiety over them.

I'm so, so glad that it took me way longer to come up with a lost of crap than the good stuff.

5 Things That Rocked My Socks in 2008-

-[livejournal.com profile] marigot. Always.
-Fall Out Boy. You guys have been very good about not mocking my fantastically mockable love for this band. (And apparently all its extended family...)
-Barack Obama and/or being able to vote for someone I honestly wanted to WIN, not just against the person I didn't.
-My friends and family, who have loved me and supported me, and put up with me being a terrible correspondent, and my seeming inability to answer a comment within the same decade it was made.

And finally...

5 Things I Will Do in 2009
-Turn 30. Ha. Like I can avoid this one. But I will celebrate in style, somehow!
-This will be The Year Of Using Up. Fiber, yarn, fabric, art supplies, sniffy/soapy stuff, stationary...all of it. I have so much, and it's all wonderful, and frankly, I think this lean time is going to be the start of a whole new way of appreciating the beautiful things I -do- have. I'm looking forward to it. Remind me of this the next time I want to go to Lush. ([livejournal.com profile] marigot, this note does not apply to you. You did not read it. I am in control! You saw nothing!)
-Publish. By 09/19/09, I want to have a contract from a publisher. I really, really want it to be for a novel, but you know, I'm willing to take my life goals in small steps if I have to. (I actually have writing to back this plan up, just in case any of you were wondering if I was going to get a contract just for being cute.)
-See Fall Out Boy in concert. (And masterfully contain my wibbles over Patrick Stump's FACEOMG.)
-Nail more of the goals from my 101 in 1001 list.

So what about you?

December 2015



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