I am very excited about 2008. I think it's going to be one of these years I will look back on in like 2044 and muse to myself, "2008 was a f*cking fantastic year". Yes, I plan to do a LOT of cursing in my old age. Why? Because you can. Who will tell you not to? And, for the record, I plan on grabbing lots of butts.
So anyway, why am I so excited about 2008? Well, for starters, this is the first year for me when a BUNCH of friends are getting married. This is a great excuse to travel, celebrate love and devotion with far away friends and spread good cheer. I just made my hotel reservations for Ashbloem's wedding in Dallas in May and I am already chomping at the bit to get going.
And in addition, have I mentioned lately that I am crazy in love with the man in my life? He is perhaps the most generous and loving person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. It's true, we struggle financially and have the whole "family stuff" to contend with, but I see those as temporary issues. We laugh, we fight, we hug strongly and kiss passionately. I am so thankful to have him by my side. The rest is just static.
It's also a great time to be in the Interravision family, exciting projects, plans and new ventures are underfoot for everyone related to me. My father and step-mom's recent retirement and exciting travel plans; my sister's new career as an acupuncturist and shiny new marriage; my mom's adventures in like, lust and love and finding her new calling; my step-sister's completion of her PhD and starting a new job in a new city; my brother and sister-in-law's booming new company and watching their two gorgeous little girls grow and blossom. Though far away, I hope that my unconditional love and support is tangible for each.
I have to mention work as well. Yes, I made some pretty significant sacrifices to work at this company, mostly being felt in my wallet. But, I love the people I work with and I really enjoy the work I am doing. Being part of a small company, I really do feel that my effort to advance the success of our venture is relevant. That's pretty exciting. Plus, since I do tend to wear many hats here (part sales manager, financier, concierge, HR coordinator, copy writer, semi-graphic designer, meeting planner and gal-Friday extrodinaire), I am definitely never bored.
So, all in all, 2008 is shaping up to be a pretty eventful year and I, for one, can't wait to see it all unfold.