Penultimate Day 2008

Penultimate Day is when I look at the year that’s about to draw to a close and attempt to put it in perspective — the triumphs, the disappointments, the gains, the losses, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

A lot happened this year and a lot didn’t happen. For the most part, 2008 was a continuation of the crap from 2007. Sorry to be so negative. I’m hoping 2009 will be better.

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  1. That wasn’t the post I wanted to write, far from it. I had intended to talk about the events of the year, how I felt about them, how i dealt with them (or didn’t), and what I intended to do differently next year. I even had a couple of paragraphs written beforehand. I wasn’t hit by a sudden case writter’s block. I had a pretty good idea what I wanted to write though I wasn’t sure how I wanted to write it. I had a lot of things to say about what I experienced in 2008 and I probably need to talk about some of them. At the midnight hour I decided that this blog may not be the appropriate place for it.

    As I reviewed all that’s happened in my world since Penultimated Day 2007, I began to feel a bit overwhelmed by it all. It wasn’t just 2008. The shit has been building up for years and shows no sign of receding. I guess I’ll have to learn to swim.

    Much of the shit is my own doing — dumbass errors in judgement or self-destructive behaviors. It’s one thing to recognize the cycle, quite another to break out of it.

    It’s not all gloomy. There are rays of sunshine breaking through the clouds and I’m grateful for the blessings in my life. I’ll survive.

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