Monday, December 28, 2009

2009- It Hasn't All Been Bad

2009 is wrapping up and everywhere I look there is an article or recap about how sucktastic this past year has been.  Truthfully, there has been a lot of sadness, worry, woe and hard times for so many.  The media, left and right, loves to report on all of it every milisecond too.  It is hard to see or remember the good that has happened.

- In January we were all about hope and change. We elected our first African-American President.  A truly historic moment that revitalized the nation.  We need to remember that feeling, regardless of who you voted for, you cannot deny the air did feel electrifying and full of possibilities. 

- Data and news in the fine print shows that the Dow is up, real estate sales are climbing, the economy is coming back and unemployment is down.  We are coming back. Slowly, but we are coming back. We dug ourselves in real deep and it will take a while to come back, but we are getting there.  Have patience. Be strong and keep up the good work.  Good things are happening. 

- We are learning to save again. 

-Lady Gaga had a break out year.  Enough said.

- Bloggers accomplished great things this year too.  The Shredheads proved that losing weight is fun and easier when done in a group.  Jillian Michaels approves and we accomplished goals we never thought possible.  Kristen from Motherhood Uncensored published her first book, The MominatrixBlog with Integrity was created.  Blogher 2009 was HUGE.  Confessions of a Pioneer Woman made Time's 'Best Blogs of 2009' list.

-Social media went beserk with Twitter actually accomplishing more than us letting the "world" know what our cat is doing right. this. very. minute. 

-This guy's had a particularly good year.  He played Jacob on Lost, had roles in The Mentalist, Supernatural and CSI too. He's like the Jude Law of small part actors. He's everywhere.

-The Comedian turned one.  She's practically running now and saying her first word, "Uh-oh."  Seeing milestones like those or TD learning to write her name makes 2009 all the better.

2010 is just around the corner.  We're all on pins and needles and full of hope that it will be better than '09.  "It has to be!" I keep hearing and all the while I am thinking, "Well, a large part of that is on us as individuals  now isn't it?"  It's a new decade.  Let's attack it like we do a bag of chips!  Heh.


  1. Anonymous7:53 PM

    I love end-of-the-year synopsis - especially the upbeat positive ones like yours!

    Merry After-Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

  2. Thanks for reminding me 2009 wasn't all bad. B/c lately it has felt like it. And hey, I met you!


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