Okay, so this published before I had a chance to actually write anything.
So it wasn't a good year. Economists predict this year will be even worse, financially speaking, than last year. But I say "Feedle-dee-dee!" or whatever it was Scarlett said. "I shall think about that tomorrow!" Things were bad both financially and on a personal level—from huge, seemingly insurmountable family problems and not being able to find a job to a good friend's brother unexpectedly dying (which marked a bitter end to 2008).
School truly was the bright spot in all of that (plus an unexpected good ending to at least some of the family problems). I'm meeting new people, which has been a real salve on a sore soul. Plus, writing music again has been rewarding (hard, but rewarding).
1. Get in shape, baby.
2. See at least one opera at the Lyric.
3. Finish my symphony.
4. Get over my crush on Gary Oldman. (Yesterday I watched The Dark Knight again. Can you tell?) Although, I gotta say Christian Bale was hotter than hot as Batman/Bruce Wayne.
EDIT: To all those who offered encouragement or comfort, thank you. Here's toasting to a brighter year! Music stuff to be up soon. Promise!