I have been looking back at the personal progress and professional difficulties that have made 2008 such an interesting year. What I do know is that I have acheived most of my personal goals — lost the weight, regained my confidence and social life, and even found a boyfriend (though my only goal was to recover from the breakup). My professional goals — more money, more control — seem within my grasp with the new venture my business partner BP and I are launching in a couple of weeks. We are both very excited about the new business. He has been focused on it and he believes it will cashflow well for us quickly.
To acheive my goals in 2008, I had to be extremely me-centric, which brought me to a whole new level to my normal egocentric navel-gazing. I preferred to prepare my own meals, at home. Being broke helped keep me from happy hours. I had to practice talking to men. I had to do a lot to rebuild my confidence and adjust to my body image (and I am still not 100% there). Again, it was all “me me me.”
For 2009, my goal is to be a better person than I have been in 2008.