One of the folks I follow on Twitter suggested that everyone should have themes for the upcoming year. Thereupon, I decided that my three themes will be: audacity, reinvention, and self-image. Those three words pretty much cover my hopes for 2009. I am looking forward to having 2008 behind me, that's for sure. In retrospect, the theme for 2008 was sadness.
Of course, this is probably a popular theme I would think, based upon our president-elect's use of it in his book. I realize it takes a certain amount of audacity to use audacity--so what a great start to the year. I like the connotations behind it--take no prisoners, surprise!, getting out of a rut, in your face,....the list goes on.
Since I am out of a job, I certainly have to figure out a new way to make a living. And since my last job was at a company that did a product for the automotive business, I sure don't want to keep working in that area. Even with the bailout, I am not interested. I foresee a continually shrinking market as people have come to the conclusion that belt-tightening is healthy and they don't need a new car every two years. That being said, it adds up to a new job, career, career path, or something along those lines. The great news is, it looks like David and I will work on a venture together--and I am really excited! I have always wanted us to do something together, with a creative bent to it. It's a secret right now, but there will be more to come from it in 2009.
Losing a job is always rough on one's self-image. I have fought that during December, but vowed that I am done with it now. Yay! I will work on this aspect of my life every month next year.
So, there you have it. In my last post for 2008, my themes for 2009.