End of 2008 - Time to reflect with a survey!

I'm all about making lists and setting goals for myself. And seeing as there is only a small amount of time until we ring in the new year, I though it would be good for us all to fill out a survey that helps us to see what we have achieved in 2008!

I'll go first:

What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Started and finished a Diploma, became a professional Make Up Artist, found happiness within myself and learned to be optimistic, worked on fashion shoots, got my septum pierced

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't make resolutions. I like to set myself achievable goals with time frames and then work towards them.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
No but LOTS of them got pregnant!

Did anyone close to you die?
No, thankfully

What countries did you visit?
None Happy That will be a goal for 2009 and though Happy

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Higher self-esteem, more passion and drive, ability to go with the flow

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Jan 2nd - the date I figured out what I wanted to do with my life. Turned out that I don't want to do that solely with my life but it changed in so many amazing ways

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Receiving a Diploma!

What was your biggest failure?
Not accepting and loving myself, flaws and all + pushing myself too hard/being too hard on myself

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just the usual

What was the best thing you bought?
My iMac

Where did most of your money go?
Paying for my Diploma

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Everything!!

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
MUCH happier!

ii. thinner or fatter?
About the same I think

iii. richer or poorer?
Probably poorer, but that's okay

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Traveling, creative stuff, seeing friends more frequently, not doubting myself, exercise and healthy eating

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Eating bad food, not exercising, doubting myself

Did you fall in love in 2008?
I was already in love.

What was the best book you read this year?
I didn't really get a chance to read any books this year as I was so busy, but I re-read Valencia by Michelle Tea which is one of my all-time fave books Happy

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having better self-esteem and less self-doubt

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Veering well away from most styles I've had before and opening up to new possibilities. I'm still fine-tuning it though so 2009 will be the year for that

What kept you sane?
Knowing that I'd be meeting all sorts of new people...and I did!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Sometimes it's best to not dwell on the negative and just go with the positive. Everything can be turned into a positive.
OH and the excitement of life mostly happens when you challenge yourself and your comfort zones!

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Hm...pulled an all-nighter

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Haha no...my resolution was to be more organized...FAIL. I think that I'll make one or two.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Umm NO. I'm 13 and so are all my friends, except for one who is 10. So no...

Did anyone close to you die?
Well he wasn't really close to me but someone in my school died on Valentine's Day, and on Dec. 23rd my great grandma died. :

What countries did you visit?
None, sadly. Im 10th grade I'm going to spain though!

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Higher self-esteem, walk the dog more, be more social

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I dunno, prolly the first time I went to see the Dark Knight cuz I met my dad's new girlfriend then.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Oh my gosh I don't know. I got a nw boyfriend! But...not much really.

What was your biggest failure?
Not accepting myself for who I am, no matter what I look like.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just the usual

What was the best thing you bought?
My mirror. I haven't bought much this year except for music, and that mirror. It's a full-length easel mirror with a black finish on the wood, really nice. But I don't buy much.

Where did most of your money go?
Books and music

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Everything!

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
MUCH happier!

ii. thinner or fatter?
Thinner, YAY

iii. richer or poorer?
Probably poorer, but that's the economy's fault!

What do you wish you'd done more of?
creative stuff, seeing friends more frequently, not doubting myself, exercise and healthy eating, writing

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Eating bad food, not exercising, doubting myself

Did you fall in love in 2008?
Well I'm only 13 so you can't call it love but I really like this guy I'm dating.

What was the best book you read this year?
Too many to choose from.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having better self-esteem and less self-doubt

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
It's my style and nobody else's!!!

What kept you sane?
Sane? Who said anything about sane?

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Having more self-esteem makes others like you more.

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Started to learn Icelandic, attended a mosaic course over 4 weeks, which both add up to a big accomplishment for me, which was getting out on my own and mingling!

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't make resolutions either, they are too gimmicky and you rarely stick to them.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
A close internet friend did Happy

Did anyone close to you die?
SCRATCH THAT my grand aunt died yesterday(30.12), we weren't close and she was pretty old, so I am alright

What countries did you visit?
None, lots of places within Iceland but none outside

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A stable economy, no price hikes

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
21st March ten years with my guy "D

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Attending my Icelandic course on my own, without my usual back up

What was your biggest failure?


Did you suffer illness or injury?
I think I was ok this year after last winters flu shot. Just period migraines

What was the best thing you bought?
my hama beads, something so small has given me so much pleasure and fun!

Where did most of your money go?
On xmas food/alcohol and gifts

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Dark Knight, Buffy comics, the surprise of my mother and sis visiting in March!!!

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
probably the same

ii. thinner or fatter?
thinner in places

iii. richer or poorer?
much much poorer

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Gone outside more, saved money

What do you wish you'd done less of?
surfing the internet!

Did you fall in love in 2008?
I was already, but I do love him more

What was the best book you read this year?
The Road or Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
The Icelandic economy not crashing would have been GREAT!

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Make do with what you have and re-do the old.

What kept you sane?
Knowing I had time off after xmas!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Compared to others I have it great. And.. Politicians are liars, but sure we all knew that one!

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
I went kayaking (on a lake...not a river)...which was kind of cool...never did that before...ummm...and rode in a car that did a 180 on ice and almost into a ditch...not sure what else I did in 2008 that I never did before...

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn't really have a resolution...I just told myself it was going to be a better year...since I believed that 2007 ended so badly...and it was a better year

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not that I know of....

Did anyone close to you die?
No, thankfully

What countries did you visit?
I've never been outside of the U.S.

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A JOB...some stronger skills

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
January 21st...the day I met my boyfriend...it changed me...

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
GRADUATING!

What was your biggest failure?
Not finding a job...Sad

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Maybe colds, but that's about it

What was the best thing you bought?
I'm not sure I really bought much during 2008...I spent a lot of time trying to save money and not buy things...which was hard...

Where did most of your money go?
My internship...or gas

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I think the most exciting thing was six flags...just because I got to leave camp for like 4 days and relax

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
Happier :-D

ii. thinner or fatter?
About the same I think

iii. richer or poorer?
Probably poorer...Sad

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Exercising, talking to my friends, being with my family...finding a job...

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Sitting on my butt infront of the computer

Did you fall in love in 2008?
Yeah....we will see how that turns out

What was the best book you read this year?
I haven't finished one really...but I've started Marley and Me and it's already had me crying and I've only made it to like page 50

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I would have to say just the fact that when 2008 started, I told myself it was going to be a good year and I wasn't going to let anything change that...and I had a wonderful boyfriend through the year...all but 20 days haha...since we met on the 21st of january

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Meh...trying to get more business attire so I actually look like an adult...although I love my t's and jeans.

What kept you sane?
My boyfriend

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Things can go good, as long as you want them to..it's all in how you see life.

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
I went to my first ever Renaissance Faire - and it was amazing! Happy

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I kept most of them - some of them aren't yet possible - but yes, I will definately make more!

Did anyone close to you give birth?
I don't think so.... but lots of people got pregnant.

Did anyone close to you die?
No, thank goodness.

What countries did you visit?
I've never been outside of the U.S.

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
My own place.

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Actually - there isn't a date that stands out for me.... >.<

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
getting my drivers license!

What was your biggest failure?
losing my job - but it wasn't really my fault. I was fired because my parents opened a shop....

Did you suffer illness or injury?
I'm sure I did - but nothing serious.

What was the best thing you bought?
Hmmm.... a new camera! ... an ocarina.... pikachu pajamas... ^.^

Where did most of your money go?
Probably towards gas and food.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
!. the Renaissance Faire 2. Seeing Colby 3.Getting tickets for Celtic Woman for Christmas and 4. finding out that my friend Adam is flying over from England... in less than two weeks! EEEEE!!!

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
I don't really know. I don't remember my mindframe.

ii. thinner or fatter?
About the same I think

iii. richer or poorer?
richer!

What do you wish you'd done more of?
camping... dancing...

What do you wish you'd done less of?
being a couch/computer potato.

Did you fall in love in 2008?
Yes - but that's an interesting situation.

What was the best book you read this year?
Probably Breaking Dawn.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
having my own place!

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
same as always = very eclectic!

What kept you sane?
my three closest friends and crafting, of course!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Life is what you make it!

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Had my first full time job.

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
No, but mine for the next year are just to read more, which I got a head start on and it's going well.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
my neighbor. Happy

Did anyone close to you die?
no *knock on wood*

What countries did you visit?
none =/

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
a job. I need one really bad.

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Probably my girlfriend's birthday when went to a drag show. so awesome <3

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finding my great passion in life; crafting! Happy

What was your biggest failure?
getting fired Happy

Did you suffer illness or injury?
nope, just a cold and food posioning

What was the best thing you bought?
probably my Mickey purse

Where did most of your money go?
on stuff I really didnt need.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
my birthday!

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
I'm content I suppose

ii. thinner or fatter?
I'm still the same

iii. richer or poorer?
poorer T_T

What do you wish you'd done more of?
hung out with friends

What do you wish you'd done less of?
sinking into depression

Did you fall in love in 2008?
I was already in love <3

What was the best book you read this year?
well I started reading Kingdom Keepers. so awesome!

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
if I woulda had a job.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
I got more girly for sure

What kept you sane?
crafting and my girlfriend.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
I learned a lot really..not really lessons, but well, everything does happen for a reason.

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
finished my graphic design course

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't make resolutions.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
yes

Did anyone close to you die?
no

What countries did you visit?
sadly none

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
better controll of my mental illness

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
July the first, canada day, the day I met Chad

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Receiving a Diploma!

What was your biggest failure?
not getting a design job out of the gate

Did you suffer illness or injury?
both

What was the best thing you bought?
my new purple purse- sad huh. amnd my new lil camera

Where did most of your money go?
Paying for my Diploma

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
ummmmmm, my 6 month anniversity with the bf

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
meh. found out I as bi polar

ii. thinner or fatter?
About the same I think

iii. richer or poorer?
same.

What do you wish you'd done more of?
really nothing..it was a good year.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
getting sick and inguried

Did you fall in love in 2008?
yes.

What was the best book you read this year?
oh gosh many. Twillight series, Pirate queen

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
more travel

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
became more casual.

What kept you sane?
my bf and friends

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
believe in yourself, anything is possible, and always wear a seat belt.

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
I began my singing, joined Cut-out-and-keep! and completed a couple of my GCSE's

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I did make some - but I've forgotten what they are.....maybe I should write this year's down!

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes! I now have a baby cousin called Phoebe!

Did anyone close to you die?
That would be last year...

What countries did you visit?
Not this year but we have plans!

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Greater confidence - I'm singing in front of a LOT of people in a concert next year. If that doesn't boost it - I don't know what will!

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
11th March Happy Phoebe's day!

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Passing my grade 5 theory and violin exam! (I know it's 2 but still...)

What was your biggest failure?
Being weak when I needed to be strong

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Does walking into doors count?

What was the best thing you bought?
My violin! - Expensive though!

Where did most of your money go?
In the bank

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Lots of stuff this year!

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
Happier

ii. thinner or fatter?
A bit fatter

iii. richer or poorer?
Richer - new job Happy

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Work - I have to much coursework to do now!

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Eating bad food and crying

Did you fall in love in 2008?
Nope - a whole year now Happy

What was the best book you read this year?
Twilight series XD

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having all of my family with me

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Broader in style - and a much better wardrobe

What kept you sane?
Kept me sane? I am insane!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Your friends and family will ALWAYS be with you as you are with them and that.....

'Everything will be ok in the end...If it's not Ok then it's not the end!'

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Got to eight and a half months in a relationship
Drunk a White Russian
NOT fallen out with someone I spent New Years with!
Various other things, I'm sure =P

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't make them I'm afraid!

Did anyone close to you give birth?
No =(

Did anyone close to you die?
No, thank god

What countries did you visit?
None =(

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
I'd like to have more real friends and more of my beautiful boyfriend

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April 9th - the day I started going out with Tim

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting into the university I wanted

What was your biggest failure?
I don't think I failed at anything this year (without sounding too big-headed)

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Couple of migraines and horrible flus, but nothing really bad

What was the best thing you bought?
Ooh! I don't know. Maybe my bright pink jumper

Where did most of your money go?
...Clothes

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
When stoned? EVERYTHING. When sober? Clothes

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
Happier

ii. thinner or fatter?
Probably the same

iii. richer or poorer?
Umm slightly richer, but I did JUST get money

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Healthy stuff

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Crying, pouting, worrying

Did you fall in love in 2008?
Yes =)

What was the best book you read this year?
Umm probably Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk, but I think Invisible Monsters might beat it

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More confidence

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Granny punk, more-or-less constantly. Towards the beginning of the year it was light summery dresses with leather jackets and now it's cardigans with short skirts and big boots

What kept you sane?
My boyfriend

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
You know all that Disney fairytale lovey dovey shit? It's possible. I couldn't have predicted it, but it's actually true.

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Drive a car. Have a relationship that lasted longer than 2 months (lol). Went on a longish trip without any "adult supervision"

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I think I did last year but I forgot lol. I've made quite a few for this year though, which I'm going to try my best to stick to!

Did anyone close to you give birth?
No, but a friend thinks she had a miscarriage Happy

Did anyone close to you die?
No (y)

What countries did you visit?
None other than good ol' England. I didn't even leave the UK. Bah.

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
More self confidence and self esteem. Decent grades at college. Moneyyyy.

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
1st of May, because that's the sort of unofficial day when I started going out with Chris.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting 2 A's in my AS's I think.

What was your biggest failure?
Chemistry lol. And stressing too much about everything.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
I went deaf in one ear for a week, but other than that my health was okay.

What was the best thing you bought?
Dunno really. Probably my jewellery inspirations book because it's full of beautiful pictures. Or my soldering iron, after trying to get it for so long! haha.

Where did most of your money go?
Train fare to college and food probably.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to Brighton with Chris, seeing Bullet For My Valentine, my birthday, Christmas.

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
Much much happier Happy

ii. thinner or fatter?
People say I look like I've lost weight, but I can't see it lol. I'm definitely a lot less chubby than I was about a year and a half ago

iii. richer or poorer?
Ermm richer I think, but that's only because I just got paid and I got money for Christmas. But I think over the whole year I've been poorer Tongue

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Fundraising for Honduras.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Getting involved with the wrong people and giving things up too easily.

Did you fall in love in 2008?
I did indeed Happy

What was the best book you read this year?
Ahh I can't remember, I've read loads!

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Being more positive instead of more negative.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
I wore more than just jeans and t-shirts constantly! haha. I wore skirts for the first time in yearsss, and I wore clothes tha make me look more adult rather than about 13.

What kept you sane?
Knowing there are people who love me.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Not everything stays bad forever, things can and will get better. And nothing is ever as bad as I think it's going to be.

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Got my degree. Yay.

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't usually make them.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
No.

Did anyone close to you die?
It was a few years ago, but it still feels like yesterday.

What countries did you visit?
*giggles* Right...

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Follow Through.

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Is it sad I don't remember anything from this last year?

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Two jobs and a degree. I also finished nanowrimo.

What was your biggest failure?
Not finishing that damn painting.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just major depression.

What was the best thing you bought?
Acer Netbook. Or my crystal ball. Or the three hundred and forty three books.

Where did most of your money go?
Frivolous crap. And books.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
A trip to see a friend... that didn't happen.

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
Sadder

ii. thinner or fatter?
Thinner

iii. richer or poorer?
Richer, I guess. Though I've been buying more stuff, so poorer in money, richer in crap.

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Painting

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Working

Did you fall in love in 2008?
I don't know.

What was the best book you read this year?
Dear God, way too many to count. The Art Spirit is turning out fabulous, but I just got it. I suppose I remember the graveyard book best.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Doing something entirely crazy, so not me, that would have completely incensed my parents, confused the hell out of my friends, and zapped me out of this.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Sexy receptionist.

What kept you sane?
Sane? Right...

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
The happier your parents are about your life track, the more miserable you are. And sometimes your brother isn't as big a jerk as he acts like.

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
worked a proper job

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't remember what it was!! yes I will make more

Did anyone close to you give birth?
yes! my only female cousin on that side of the family was born and I am 19 years older then her!

Did anyone close to you die?
yes Happy

What countries did you visit?
Italy!

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
a qualification in dog grooming! I have to wait till 2010 for that though!

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I'd say april time, like Lola I decided what i would do with the rest of my life career wise...at least for now

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
getting a job

What was your biggest failure?
still being all paranoid and anxious

Did you suffer illness or injury?
bad cough/cold

What was the best thing you bought?
ummm lush thiiings!

Where did most of your money go?
you know I really don't know!

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
starting an apprenticeship, that didn't work out, starting a job, that I'm leaving next week ( I hope), and a job interview coming up!

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
happier

ii. thinner or fatter?
same

iii. richer or poorer?
richer!

What do you wish you'd done more of?
being happy

What do you wish you'd done less of?
smoking, not worrying

Did you fall in love in 2008?
already in love Happy

What was the best book you read this year?
harry potter lol

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
erm not worrying and being sad

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
bit plain these days

What kept you sane?
knowing I would get somewhere eventually

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
sometimes it's best to just up and leave if something is making you really unhappy and no matter what, something good will come eventually

p.s I want to read Marley & Me!

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Had sex. haha.

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didnt have one, and I kinda made one to lose a couple pounds.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
My best friend had the most beautiful baby I have ever seen.

Did anyone close to you die?
Yes, an old close friend.

What countries did you visit?
None. But I did visit IL, CA, and OR

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Happiness

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I dont know.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting a job.

What was your biggest failure?
Trying to get myself together.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Not really.

What was the best thing you bought?
Not sure. I bought a fancy ring today from my work.

Where did most of your money go?
Clothes, and shopping.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Working

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
Somewhat happier

ii. thinner or fatter?
Fatter

iii. richer or poorer?
about the same. broke as hell.

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Traveled more. Kept in touch with old friends.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Gaining weight. Being lazy.

Did you fall in love in 2008?
Kinda.

What was the best book you read this year?
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Sex....

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Preppy.

What kept you sane?
Paxil

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
To keep in touch. You never know what will happen.

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
got my ged

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
haha yes to both. i lost 10 lbs and i plan to lose another 15

Did anyone close to you give birth?
nope.

Did anyone close to you die?
yes...

What countries did you visit?
none but i went to hawaii. that was cool.

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
friends. haha jk. a job.

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
too personal... not good

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
getting my ged at 16

What was your biggest failure?
losing a friend

Did you suffer illness or injury?
mental ilness. haha

What was the best thing you bought?
the umbrella acadamey

Where did most of your money go?
clothes, black hair dye, other crap

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
going to hawaii

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
sadder.

ii. thinner or fatter?
thinner

iii. richer or poorer?
about the same

What do you wish you'd done more of?
keeping in touch with friends

What do you wish you'd done less of?
crying

Did you fall in love in 2008?
yes

What was the best book you read this year?
twilight

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
not sure

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
dark. a good mix between emo, goth and cosplayer.

What kept you sane?
my music

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
just because you were friends with them for 11 years, doesnt mean they wont drop you for someone whos slept with four of their friends.


im going to make 2009 so much better

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What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Started my own business, Funct' Up Designs (landscape and interior design), Started practicing buddhism, Started meditating and doing colour therapies and reiki.

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't generally make resolutions.....more with Lola Noir on the whole setting goals and steps to achieve them.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
...too many to count...scary

Did anyone close to you die?
My grandfather Happy Same day as my dads passing, only four years later.

What countries did you visit?
Switzerland, France, Germany and the USA

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
The ability to believe in myself and what I do. Also, better self esteem and less pride.

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April 2nd, That was the day my grandfather passed, and the four year anniversary of my dads passing.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Standing up to my loser friend and roommate.

What was your biggest failure?
Being waaay to focused on school, and not focused enough on myself. Driving myself way to hard.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
A bout of depression, thankfully sans 1 friend and plus 2 other great friends, Im well past that phase already.

What was the best thing you bought?
My Toshiba Qosmio

Where did most of your money go?
Tuition and Rent and Printing for my program....

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Moving in with my two new roomies, they have been my saviours this year!

Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?
Sooo much happier!

ii. thinner or fatter?
Thinner...4 sizes in fact Happy

iii. richer or poorer?
umm....about the same...poor all around...

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Going out with friends, rugby, biking, relaxing, just being alone with myself to reflect.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Doubting myself and my work, worrying about my roommate and her control over me.

Did you fall in love in 2008?
I fall in love everytime I get to see him again (stupid ldr)

What was the best book you read this year?
Brisingr

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not living in my crappy two bedroom apartment with the roommate from hell.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
There was no fashion, I was at the school from 8am to 3am everyday....hoodies and dirty jeans ruled my life.

What kept you sane?
Knowing that I was going back home at the end of the semester and that my family and boyfriend were waiting for me. My new friend Rosa, she was a bright light in a dark time

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
That sometimes you need to look after yourself and your needs before others. How people see you is their own perception, you cant change their perception. Everyone has their own path to enlightenment, and that all paths are different.

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