Monday, December 31, 2007

And finally for this year...

I suppose I ought to post something on here to mark the end of 2007 but to be perfectly honest, I'm not entirely sure what or why. Earlier today, I had a scan through this years blog posts seeking inspiration around resolutions kept this year (or otherwise) but didn't come up with a lot.

The one thing clear from this year's posts is that my work/life balance went seriously wrong somewhere and that needs addressing somehow. Sure, it's been fun enjoying the financial fruits of my labours, but there comes a point where you need to offset that against the cost of lost opportunities. One obvious exception to that is the American road trip, an experience which for me remains priceless.

Although I'm still trying to get rid of this blasted cold right now, I've not had a bad year health wise. I lost a little weight but not as much as I'd like and I have managed to get a sensible diet and the infamous running machine into my daily routine. It seems to be a cyclical thing anyway; we spend all week working off excessive weekends or on a bigger scale, spend all year working off excessive Christmas celebrations. The difficult bit is ending up in a better position than the one you started in.

So what for 2008?
Diet - needs to continue. I'm still nowhere near my original weight of 6lbs 2oz.
Work - something needs to change, I want my life back.
Home - I really must start decorating. After 2 years I've hardly personalised the place at all.
Car - Due for a change again next year so maybe I'll drive off in something non-Focus?
Personal life - I've already been threatened with a blind date some time next year, but I fully expect my personal life to remain just that
Travel - I'm due a trip to Toronto in June so there's definitely something to look forward to.

Anyway, enough about me for one year. I hope you've found plenty to keep you interested for 2007 and that 2008 provides me with enough inspiration to keep it going.

If you've chosen to go out and celebrate the change in calendar date tonight, I hope you have a great time (and let's face it, you'll have started by the time I post this). Personally, I'll be grabbing a cuppa as usual then getting some kip before the inevitable firework fest sets in for the night.

However you've chosen to spend this evening, I wish you all the very best for 2008...


Cherrypie said...

Happy 2008, Sean. It's going to be great.

I lost weight, changed my car and got more staff last year. The builders should be finished refurbishing the house by Easter and I've had a few dates although my favourite married one has decided to embrace faithfulness and monogamy as a New Year Resolution. I realy want to getto Canada this year. Fancy a companion?

I'm hungry and have a headache. I might go to the cinema unless I can persuade you to venture down the A180 and meet me for some dinner.

You'll be perfectly safe. Ask Pete.

Seany said...

Wow Cherrypie, so flattering and so early into the New Year

Now it's posted on the internet though, it wouldn't bode well for my resolution to keep my personal life personal!

Cherrypie said...

LOL- you should ask for my number and then delete these messages before anyone sees them then.
Sean, you are hopeless.
Or you could just keep them guessing.
You have no idea how discreet I can be.

Anonymous said...

Too late...we've seen the messages.

Cherrypie said...

And I had to go to the cinema. I Am Legend is the scariest movie ever. I came home to a powercut. It was terrifuckingfying.

It could all have been so different.