Many people believe that what you do on New Year's Day sets the tone for your entire year. How did you spend the first day of 2009? Do you think it will influence the rest of the year?
I sure hope yesterday doesn't set the tone for 2009. I woke up to my cell phone alarm at 6:30, since I had fallen asleep on the couch. I went to the bathroom and hacked up a lung for a couple minutes (this is the first real non-false-alarm cold I've had in like 2 years), then went upstairs and crawled into bed until 1 pm.
I spent most of the day playing Runescape and Subeta, instead of doing productive things I need to do now that my house is warm again and I'm back from vacation. Then Laura came and dragged me to Walmart to go grocery shopping (Giant Eagle betrayed us and closed their stores), which I kind of needed, and I hope I didn't give her the plague.
So I hope I won't spend the next year being sick and lazy. Well... I probably won't be sick most of the time, but the laziness is kind of inevitable.
I feel like I should reflect on last year and stuff, but I won't. I bought my first house and got some kittens, and those were the biggest highlights of the year. It was a pretty bipolar year, all things considered. Some awesome stuff happened, but some really bad things happened too. But instead of dwelling on them, I have moved on, because that's what I always do, and that's all I really can do.
What do I hope 2009 will bring? Well, for one thing, I hope the economy gets better. I hope my friends who are job-hunting find awesome jobs. I hope I learn from the past, make better decisions, and stop making the same mistakes. I hope Obama will be a strong, benevolent leader and help Americans make this country a better place. I hope I can forgive others, and I hope others can forgive me. And I hope next month's heating bill won't be $300 again, because being broke is no fun.
So thanks to those of you who were awesome, sorry to anyone I've hurt, and a big wet raspberry to whoever gave me this cold.