Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008: A Snapshot

So here we are, all standing on the back of the boat looking at 2008 dissolving in the wake. While I occasionally, and by occasionally I mean always, really buck forced compliance and status quo, I do think there are times when the value of the effort outweighs the commonality of the function. I hope that made sense.

One of my personal struggles is routinely looking toward the future and failing to recognize the present. I miss the"little things" that make life great, and the more I do this the more I suffer.

So, with that in mind, here's my 2008 recap and 2009 outline.

2008
  • Acquired an amazing horse (who I can't seem to find time to ride but love anyway).
  • Went to Europe with my besties. Most awesome trip ever, even though I lost my camera the first night we were in Spain. I leapt over a major hurdle somewhere between Naples and Mykonos and yes, I got my groove back.
  • Earned my STOTT PILATES certification for matwork/reformer; continued training and moving toward CCB certification. In the beginning, this was my secret pipeline dream but I lacked confidence and felt it wasn't something I was worthy of pursuing. I've never been happier to have been wrong.
  • Spent lots of quality time with my friends and family and was reminded on the last day of the year that relationships - even the ones you depend on the most or rank as the most infallible - require constant attention and mutual respect, and if you cannot get the blinders off of your own harness race long enough to recognize that, you might need to go back to the training ring. (Ooh, good horsey metaphor!)
  • Wrote more in my book, and had a haunting interlude with a source I hope will add to it.
  • Perched my toes on the edge of a fun writing venture with some people I love and appreciate. It's going to be great.
2009

  • Robby Of The Month: I have vowed to go to Mobile once each month to spend time with my family. We're going to do a specific thing each month and work ahead so that Christmas isn't such a barracuda. I've put my parents on a pilates program (yay!) and as I have no big trips planned, am taking advantage of the semi-staycation.
  • 20 Years Old: My class reunion is in July and I'm having fun planning it with a committee of great people. Here's to a splendid event.
  • CCB: Finishing the Chair and Barrel training and earning my STOTT PILATES certification there.
  • Draft 1 of my book - even if it's 3rd grade - by July 1.
  • Making more time for people and things that matter.
Happy New Year!

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