End of the Year Check-in 2008

I love the transition from one year to the other because it’s the best time for reflection. 2008 has been an amazing year, and part of me is sad to see it go. I recapped with Karla about some of the greatest things that happened in 2008:

  • Applying for my citizenship!
  • Getting my DAD, mom and brother to come to my SFGMC concert!!! Huge step.
  • Becoming site director at BUILD.
  • Rap directing with BFF Karla at USC and then the spiritual events at UNC Asheville with Zenia.
  • Witnessing my first (and not last, damnit) gay wedding, along with 4 other regular ol’ straight weddings.
  • Miami! And the liberation that ensued.
  • Mmm… savoring my birthday bacon brownie cake surrounded with love…
  • And so much more…

Here’s my annual update on New Years Goals from 2008

  • Save enough money to have 3 months worth of emergency funds by June 2008Yes, with extra to boot during this economically challenging time period.
  • Hold a full-length conversation in Spanish, in a Spanish-speaking countryYes, sort of. I get a B for holding minor conversations with a few folks in Mexico.
  • Be in a quality relationship for longer than 5 weeks, if the opportunity arisesYes, sort of. Again, I get a B in this.
  • Continue spending quality time with my familyYes, but I could have done a better job.
  • Invest in and build deeper friendships (with special emphasis with friends in the Bay area)Yes! I think I built a really supportive network of new friends here in the Bay Area, and it seems to be getting stronger each day.
  • Visit another countryYes. I went to Cancun for Shanif’s wedding.
  • Get more sleepNo. Big fail. Although, I sleep a lot when I’m not working… =P
  • Do a handstandYes, sort of! With an assist!
  • Get a new job at an organization that I am passionate aboutYes! Yes! Yes! This was my secret goal, which I didn’t want to post at the beginning of the year, but I did move into my new site director role at BUILD, which are both an organization and position that I am passionate about.

Out of the nine goals, I accomplished eight of them, which is a far cry from my eleven out of twenty last year. It really helped to focus my goals and really send out my intentions to achieve them.

Again, 2008 was truly a blessed year, and I cannot wait for the challenges and gifts in store in 2009.

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