2008 Handing Over To 2009, May It Be A Great Year For All!
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This is the last day of 2008, in less than 24 hours (for me anyway) it will be next year, 2009.
Why is it that we always associate New Year’s eve and New Year’s Day with a new beginning?
When a year has been not so good, many of us seem to breathe a sigh of relief at the stroke of midnight on the 31st December and start to look forward to better times.
When we are going through a bad trot, you know we could pick a day, any day and do the stroke of midnight thing, breathe the sigh of relief and start a new period in our lives. It’s all in our state of mind, fresh beginnings can happen, we just need to make them happen with our ‘new start’.
I have much to give thanks for, my life in 2008 has been good, sure like everyone, some rough patches but all in all I am fortunate, I live in a great country, Australia, in a beautiful part, South East Queensland, have a wonderful family and friends, I do have so much to be thankful for.
Online I am fortunate too.
The biggest curve in existence is the learning curve on the Internet. All the tools, resources, the how to’s, what is the latest gizmo, gadget, the trends, what’s in, what’s out, what’s coming, what’s gone. It all helps keep the brain active, sometimes too active.
This year I’ve found what I really enjoy doing online and I have been learning as much as I can about that.
I admit I’m a bit of a tool junkie. Pity we can’t have ‘garage sales’ on the Net . Sure you can if you have purchased something with the resale rights but many of the other tools, you can’t.
(not sure what you call them in your country, but you advertise in the paper and have everything set out in your ‘garage’ with the price on little yellow stickers and people start turning up at 5.30am to get the best of the worst, I’ve never had one but my sister did, had one that is and never again).
As the state of the Net changes, so do the tools and resources we need.
While my computer has been turned off during the Christmas break, I have taken some time and cleaned out cupboards, didn’t have a garage sale, bagged the stuff and took it to the charity bins. Very cleansing!
Now that my computer is turned on again, I have tidied up my desktop and found inside folders, tools I will never use again.
Mind you, there is nothing wrong with them, some were in the expensive line too, but as the Internet has moved along the curve, these tools have stayed back in their time and unless this jolly curve starts to bend back, these tools will never be needed for the job they did again.
I’ve decided to ‘bag’ up these tools (who knows, maybe one day the curve will bend back) and put them into folders for the years they belong.
Then I’m going to put them into Dropbox http://www.getdropbox.com/ (not a charily bin as such).
Dropbox is a place where you can add your files and then access them no matter where you are or what computer you are on.
Not sure if that’s the right place, but has the same cleansing feeling as the Charity bins only they stay with me, just outa sight.
Anyway that’s the plan, gotta have a plan
I hope your break was enjoyable and you got to spend time with those you love and if Santa came, hope he was kind to you.
May 2009 be kind to you too, I would like to wish you all the very best for the coming year, may you have good health, peace and prosperity and….lots of it!