It is now New Years Eve. 2009 is in its final few hours. A look back at the year:
- I paid off my Jeep
- Returned to St. Catharines Minor Baseball and cleared issues with NDBA
- Renewed an old friendship that means a lot to me
- Returned to Support Services at work
- Finances are almost in order
- Life is good !!!
- End of my relationship with the Canadian Thunderbirds
- Broke up with my girlfriend and likely lost her as a friend as well unfortunately
- Sister in trouble in Toronto
- Family health issues
All in all, 2009 sorta sucked as far as years go. The year flew by, they are all flying by now, as I get older. Speaking of getting older, a good friend of mine turns 40 in a few weeks. We will have to do something for his birthday. Something special.
I think that anyone who is alive think upon the past year at this time of year. I am sure if I really thought about it, the list of highlights and lowlights would be much larger than it currently is. Perhaps I will add some items as I think about them.
On to 2010. I am hopeful that the next decade will be a good one.
In the short term:
I am really looking forward to coaching in St. Catharines again and helping the Board get the program back to what it used to be. I will enjoy organizing the tournaments and games, making contacts with other coaches, voicing my opinion in SCMBA, NDBA and the OBA. I look forward to that elusive OBA Title that I have always wanted – I’ve come close, close enough to taste it but it eludes me to this day. I am looking forward to possibly coaching in the Ontario Summer Games again. I have a bronze medal in my collection, a silver or better yet a gold would be awesome. I am looking forward to doing some traveling. Going to new and exciting places. I am looking forward to going to different restaurants and trying new food. I want to get back into shape – or at least better shape than I am in now. I am going to stop smoking. I am going to eat better. I am going to try to be a better friend to those who are close to me and perhaps open the door to let others in as well.
In the long term:
I would love to purchase a house. Somewhere that can truly be mine – not a place that is someone elses that I have rent, somewhere that is home. I want to get out of debt and repair my credit rating – this will help with the first idea. I would like to get a promotion at work. Maybe I need to work a little harder than I do now. I want to do a lot of things, nothing too big though – I don’t have big plans, not yet anyway.
I hope that the world becomes a better place for everyone. That is my wish for 2010 and beyond. I think we can make it happen, if we want to.
I hope that if you are reading this that you have a great 2010 and beyond and that you get what you hope for and if you can’t get that, that you get what you need.
Happy New Year to one and all.
10:57AM, Thursday, December 31, 2009