Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Two Thousand and Eight

It is now February, and 2008 is 1/12 over. Thus far, 2008 has remained a pretty sedate year with no travel outside the greater Washington D.C. and greater Baltimore Area. This will change very soon.

I have never been surfing, yet I have seen it in movies. You paddle out into deep water and wait for the wave. Soon, the wave comes and there is a heady rush of surfing that wave, trying to balance all of the complex variables, and suddenly you have either reached the shore or fallen in the water. The first 5 weeks of 2008 were like paddling out into that rough water, getting ready to surf those waves. Pretty soon, those waves are going to crest. Whether I want to or not, I am going to be swept towards the shore. Before I know it, 2008 will be 2009.

So what is in store for 2008? Of course I can't predict anything, I can make a forecast. (Just don't ask me to give you a percent accuracy.)
  • 3 trips to Europe (at a minimum)
  • Several trips around the US (at least 7 states + DC)
  • Speaking at 2-3 science fiction conventions (2 confirmed)
  • Attending space conventions
  • Taekwondo (if I can find a place that will work with aforementioned travel)
  • Interesting developments at work
  • Lots of both animated and boring talk about the next president of the USA
I have been looking forward to 2008 more than any year in recent memory. While I am sure things will get overwhelming soon, it is going to be interesting and fun. Part of why I started this blog, was as a commitment to myself to live life to the fullest. Take the experiences life gives you and make the best of them. Here is to 2008, may the Earth be a better place at the end than the beginning, and may I have some role in making it so.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I get tired just reading about your schedule! Sounds like it will be an exciting year for you.

Cmaaarrr!!! said...

Looking at it on a list like that... wow, that's impressive!

Striking the balance to do those things, the unlisted sundries, and stay relaxed/happy/sane is going to be a challenge. But we'll make it work. :)