2008: The Quick & Dirty Review
At the start of last year, I posted my retrospective on 2007 and my hopes and plans for 2008. This year I'm taking a less introspective approach and giving you a quick and dirty look back.
I saw this idea on Jena Strong's blog, Bullseye, Baby! Jena apparently stole it from She She, who got it from Magpie Musing. (This internet sure is a tangled web, eh?) Below are the first lines of my first posts for each month of 2008. I'm not sure how well they capture the year as a whole, but I like this kind of word collage. I think it creates a sort of "found" poetry.
(Oh, and if you like it quick and dirty, come back for the next post, which will contain details on an exciting new project that encourages us to be just that in our creative pursuits.)
And now, I give you the first lines of 2008.
I can feel the hopes and goals for 2008 gently swirling around the outskirts of my thoughts.
Ten years ago, when I still lived at home with my parents, and my husband was just my new boyfriend, I inadvertently caused a car accident.
My Dear Body, Oh the times we've had! Do you remember when...
You know what? You're somebody.
There's a springtime snowglobe swirling outside my window.
I gave myself until 2:07am.
Your present question marks are going to succeed.
Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the last post, emailed me, or sent their support via Twitter.
At the beginning of the year, I wrote a retrospective on 2007 and a Mondo Beyondo Prospective for 2008.
I don't usually promote my other writing here, but the other day it occurred to me that perhaps a little link love might not be such a bad thing.
Awhile back, I wrote about my failed attempt to rename myself and the lingering desire to try it again.
What I learned from spending the day with a friend, a toddler, and a newborn: