This was a pretty big year for me, so I decided to reflect a little. For the new year I like to make resolutions that are important, but obtainable. Last year, my resolution was to stop texting and reading while driving. I have almost completely cut this out. I admit that I have made some mistakes, but overall they are rare. I do still read at stoplights sometimes, but that’s it. So I’m going to call that one a success.
2008 was also the year of Huge Life Events. See for yourself:
- February 9 – I got engaged. That was pretty cool.
- May 9- I was pinned and graduated from nursing school. Huge relief.
- June 2 – I started working at The Methodist Hospital as a graduate nurse.
- June 11 – I took and passed the NCLEX exam and became a Registered Nurse. Another huge relief.
- October 3 – I got married. Best day of my life so far.
- December 9 – We bought our first house.
Also, I gave up sugar for Lent this year. Makes me realize that I really need to cut back on my current intake. This was the year that we lost our dog Molly, and David’s Aunt Sue. Singing at her funeral was one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. My brother-in-law and his wife announced that they are pregnant. Today we found out they’re having a boy. We saw Coldplay live – and I found out that I’m too old for arena concerts. Besides my own, I was in two dear friends’ weddings. I survived a hurricane at the hospital, and worked 30 hours straight. I became obsessed with the Twilight series, and then quickly got over it once everyone started getting annoying about it.
This year, I resolve to use the expensive road bike I bought a few years ago. I will ride it, and at least once this year I will enter a bike race. I’ve already started by taking it in for repairs, where I got completely chewed out for not taking care of it. But I’m turning over a new leaf.
This year I also hope to furnish and decorate my house. I hope to become a mentor to a new nurse at work. I hope to be a really great aunt to my future nephew. I hope to complete a Bible study. And I hope to love better all the time.
Happy new year, everyone!