2008 was definitely a testing year for me. I was tested in ways that I've never faced before in my life. But I think I grew more than I had planned. Thankfully, I didn't have to say a final goodbye to any friends or family members. Unfortunately, many of my goodbyes were as a result of bad choices (some chemically induced).
January had me saying goodbye to 2504; it was a beautiful place and one of my larger regrets.
In February, I said goodbye to a lot of my belongings after moving out of a dangerous living situation. My ex roommate stole a lot from me and I reeled from that for almost the entire year.
March, I said goodbye to a dream of moving to Chicago (finally). I love that place but decided it's better to visit.
April I said goodbye to the marine that I love. He was physically leaving me to only go home but later went to Iraq.
In May, I said goodbye (temporarily) to my driver side window and car stereo. Very luckily, the thief (thieves) didn't take my car (keys in the console), my iPod, art, or a check that had been written to me that very day.
June, I said goodbye to a lot of money to fix my old car. A couple of thousand dollars would probably have better gone to a down payment on a new car.
July had me saying goodbye to one of my oldest companions. Little dog was just over 17 years old when she passed; and she gave us a wonderful long lifetime's worth of memories.
In August, I thankfully said goodbye to new girl at work. She had been a thorn in my side (and subsequently to the entire company) and it was a pleasant ending for me.
September had me saying goodbye to a summer fling.
In October, I said goodbye to living with my parents and moved into a new place (138).
November had us all saying goodbye to that fucker gwb. He royally fucked us over for 8 years and I can't wait to see what he gets (we can all pray for lots of jailtime); unfortunately, his entourage is moving to Dallas so I'll be boycotting that town for the next 4 years or so...(too many secret service agents).
December had me saying goodbye to my old TV. I got a new one for Christmas and have watched way too much of it since I've been on vacation since.
It was a good year, but I'm glad for it to be over. Here's to a fabulous 2009.