2009 hasn't been one of my better years. My finances have become increasingly tighter this year -- I'm nearly as broke now as I was in college -- and I remain underemployed in a state with a high unemployment rate. I've spent much of the year robbing Peter to pay Paul just to barely make minimum payments on my bills. My son also lost a good job this year, and he has yet to find permanent employment.
I ended an important relationship this year out of necessity, yet I still miss her to this day. Intellectually, I know it was for the best, but my body tells me differently.
I also lost one of my cats this year and I likewise mourn his loss.
On the plus side, I remain healthy, and no one has died in my family or among my friends this year. That's always something to celebrate.
I finally paid off my car loan, so that should help to ease my finances a bit in the new year.
Plus, my "social life" is still as active as ever which is, again, always a reason to celebrate.But I can safely say I'll be glad to bid 2009 good riddance and I look forward to see what 2010 will have to offer. I offer no resolutions, as it's not in my nature to do so, except to say that I will be alert to whatever opportunities present themselves in the new year.