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Monday, 29 December 2008

As I Exit 2008...

It wasn’t easy to review 2008, when looking back I realised that it’s been a huge year for me. You don’t even know the half of it!




This was there year where I truly learnt what stress, despair, depression, loneliness and guilt were. I thank God for teaching me those things. I guess they happened so that I was also able to experience and recognise happiness, relaxation, achievement, freedom and LOVE!!



I was able to look at all my friendships/relationships and understand that there are always two people in the boat and that if only one of you is rowing you should stop for a while and see what happens – that taught me a few things.

I ran many 5k races (good for my body) got good at Yoga (good for my sprit), passed some finance exams (good for my mind) and started another business (which will eventually be good for my pocket lol)

I visited Venice, started to express myself through writing and as well as getting some things published I started this blog. I made some new friends, stopped rowing for others, learned to pole dance - for exercise only I promise.

I was lucky in 2008 I won a few things like theatre tickets and dinners and someone who loves me brought me a pink DAB Digital radio where I rediscovered Jazz FM and fell in love with it.


It was a good transitional year where I started off on one journey and ended on a new one. I'm really excited to get it over and done with now though and it ends on Wednesday night at my house where I'm having a joint party with Mr Special!

I'm now in a place with an open heart where I hope to remove any last traces bitterness that I was carrying. I forgive myself for any mistakes I think I made and know that I can’t change anything that I did, I can’t go back I can only go forward, so with that knowledge roll on 2009!!



12 comments:

Robyn said...

HEY READING THROUGH EVERYTHING HAD ME THINKING OF EVERYTHING I WENT THROUGH IN 2008 IT HAS BEEN TIGHT FOR ME BUT IVE HAD A LOT OF NEW BEGINNINGS.HAPPY NEW YEAR ANGEL

CurvyGurl said...

Hey, sweetie pie! Your reflections have given me yet another perspective to lean on when things are going awry. I like the boat analogy, makes total sense. Happy (early) new year :-)! Much love!

Keith said...

You poll dance too! Wow-lollolololol-Wouldn't you know out of everything you wrote, that's what would stand out...(Laughs and Hugz!)

I love this post...Glad that you got to travel and that you ran those marathons..I'm going to do the same next year.

You took a very good introspective journey here...Here's to both of us
continuing our blogging and doing big things in the coming year.

So glad I got to cyber meet you.-lolol.

ShonaVixen said...

Gurl, i also took pole dancing lessons for 2008, and yup also for exercise...for real
2008 also had its lessons for me, I took a good look at myself, loved myself, finished my book and also knew who my true friends were.
And the best decision I made was to start blogging, coz through it I've met fab people like urself!!Here's to our cyber friendships!!
Errr gate crushers welcome to the party??...lmao...

Jimmy said...

I love your perspetive here. Like CurvyGurl said...I like the boat analogy.

I too had a year that showed me many things, and I hope '09 shows me many more.(Hopefully the new year shows me more good things then painful things, '08 raised the bar on painful.)

I hope '09 is also special for you Angel! Happy New Year!!!

eclectik said...

Nice recap!
Well written

Hey...my 2008 was boring LOL!

Gave you a shout out on the blog yesterday :)


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Emeka Amakeze said...

"I can't go back. I can only move forward and so with that knowledge", you would become unstoppable in 2009 and beyond. Love this post and love your blog.

Ran said...

Have wonderful and blessed New Year!!!!

May 2009 be all you wish for and more!!

CHEERS!!!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there,

I just wanted to drop by and bring "Happy New Year!" greetings!

What could be more fitting than some advice and encouragement from God:

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

*Isaiah 43:18-19

Angel said...

Robyn – (holds her glass up) here’s to lots of new beginnings! Happy New Year!

Curvy Gurl – Glad you liked the analogy, Happy New Year!

Keith – LOL!! One day I will have to post a video of my pole dance but be prepared to die laughing, I haven’t quite got all the moves to make it look sexy. Great to ‘meet’ you too! Happy New Year!!

Shona – Hey Honey, Congratulations on finishing your book, tell me more, I would love to read it. Being a fellow Londoner you know Tube journeys stink when you have nothing to read anyway Happy New Year!

Jimmy – Thanks for your comment, Happy New Year!

Eclectik – Thanks for the shout out! That was very sweet of you! Happy New Year!

Emeka – whoooo!! Thank you I cant wait to be unstoppable watch out for me!! Happy New Year

Ran – Thank you – Happy New Year Dear :)

Lisa – What a lovely passage, thank you. Happy New Year!

Amano said...

Sounds like you've had a good review of your year - I need to do some of that too. I've always got things on my mind and haven't really thought about it but i think it's important to stop and take stock of what's happened. I like this post. :)

Angel said...

Amano - thanks good to see you again!