It’s been a while, huh? Having returned a couple of days ago to my first Omaha visit off the back of 5 nights in Boulder, CO for the New Year found me full of mucus and lacking energy. It’s nice to be home.
The New Year brought amazing gifts, like meeting my good friends’ child, who just may be the Little Buddha. I’m not kidding. I have never met a more happy, bouncy, smart, calm, fun, loving, joyous, rhythmic kid in my life. In the land of beautiful people with beautiful kids (Boulder, CO), this sweet one-year old stops people in their tracks and creates lines in the airports baggage claim area so that admiring passengers can meet her. No joke. Kinda crazy, really. Look:
Although I am about nine days late on a New Years mantra, I have been thinking about this next year a bunch. 2008 will be an incredibly significant year for me. I will get married. I will hopefully find meaningful work where I can apply my knowledge of sustainable building practices. I will likely relocate in order to do so. (and to keep my sanity). I will see my friends more often, and gather them all together for a grand celebration of love in September by Mt. Rainier National Park. I will make my health a huge priority, hopefully exercising more, eating better, and meditating often. I will use my time more wisely. I will work on staying more positive. I’ll dance more, and create more with my hands. And if the stars are aligned and I track down the courage I lost, I will have the strength to follow my bliss.
2008 will also be the year that we have some much needed change politically in this country, and let us all work towards it being the right change.
Happy 2008, ya’ll!
Good for you! I like your plans for the 08. And that baby, ADORABLE!
happy 2008! hope to see you this year!
Sounds like an awesome year, Darbs. Congrats on getting married, I wish you and David nothing but health, wealth and wisdom. Whose kid is that–Kelly’s maybe??
Great list Darby. Looking forward to hearing all about your 2008 adventures. Cheers!
Mark Buban says
“Get busy living or get busy dying!” You’ll find that courage! How do I know, you ask? Well, our drummer looks like the Cowardly Lion, what more do you need?
Mag Leahy says
Darby dear, I can’t imagine you losing your courage. I know life can wear you down and it’s been almost a decade since we’ve been in touch. I wish you all the luck in the world finding it again.
Your goals are all spot on! Happy 2008!