Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Looking Back at 2008

2008 has been an awesome year for me. I feel I've learned a lot and moved my life in the right direction. I'm coming out of 2008 as a happy person on the right track.

2008 was the year when I finally started working on my thesis. Okay, so I should have started in January and it wasn't until late August I finally got around to it. But I learned a lot from that experience. Now my thesis work is coming along great and I look forward to being done.

Economically, 2008 has not been the best year. I've worked as a TA but the whole owning my own apartment is a bit expensive. I could have taken another job but I chose to focus entirely on my thesis. This is something I hope to fix in 2009. It is stressing me a bit but hopefully I'll have a job around March or April and everything will work out great.

Personally, 2008 is the first year since 2001 where I've been single the majority of the year. I liked that. It was a good experience where I learned a lot about myself. Now I have an awesome boyfriend which is even better. Not because I have a boyfriend but because I have this particular boyfriend. And it feels great to know that I am with him because I choose to be* -- not because I feel I have to or out of habit or because I can't function on my own.

So all in all 2008 worked out pretty great. I have a plan and everything is going right so far. What more can one ask for?


*And also, he wants to be with me.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Cool and casual


The nephew is looking super after I dressed him. :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Progress


This is sure not what this area looked like when I played there as a kid!

Christmas tree


Still a bit naked.

Monday, December 22, 2008

New pillows


Thanks, awesome boyfriend!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Winning


I'm beating Anne in "poker kabale".