As I look back on 2008, I am happy with a lot of things that have happened. I graduated! I've gotten a lot of experience in my field, which should make it more likely that I'll be accepted into my grad program this year. I've dated several very good guys, and although things didn't work out with any of them I loved the experiences that I had with them. I've accomplished a lot of my goals. And I've set several goals.
Now you probably expect me to talk about my new goals for the New Year. But I'm actually not going to set any new goals. I was already planning not to when I read my friend Jo-Pete's explanation for not setting new goals, which perfectly coincides with mine. I think that you can't depend on a set time of year to give you the motivation to achieve. You have to develop that motivation and adapt your goals as your motivation and needs change. So I've decided that this year I'm going to take a good look at the several goals that I'm currently working on, and I'm going to revamp them if they need it. And then I'm going to keep on with them. I may add one new goal. That would be exercising regularly. This may seem funny to you because I talk about not setting new goals at New Year's because it won't give me added motivation to accomplish them and then I consider adding the typical New Year's resolution. But I've been considering this for a long time. I set up a running chart for myself months ago, and I've talked to a friend of mine about running with her. I've also been very busy with school and so not willing to spend time exercising. So, for all of these reasons, I feel like this has been a goal of mine already that I'm just getting around to starting. And I think it will work. So I'm excited for 2009!