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This has been an interesting year.

The beginning of 2008 was all about the "Next Phase". I turned 40 and I'm emotionally sound and I've never been better in terms of my faith. So what did the Next Phase bring?

CWUW blossoming. In 2008, busted my ass to get the organizational structure of CWUW sound. I'm still not where I want to be but we are good. I've been able to recruit some awesome women to be a part of the org. I think I'm most proud of me completely the 501c3 application. The application itself use to be more simple. They have changed ALOT. It made me think strategically about CWUW and our programs. That was hardwork. I thought about folks hiring attorneys to complete that app and paying hundreds of dollars. I did good!.

Of course Life Jam was a wonderful success for CWUW. It was a learning experience. I'm no concert promoter and I don't want to be BUT we were able to put together a show with a cool vibe and get the word out about CWUW. I'm pleased.

The kid. My daughter continues to be the laziest chick on the planet. She is always late....for everything but damn it, if that's all I can complain about......I'm good. I know I have blogged heavily about the Kid but she is so awesome. I love her so much and I've done a good ass job...ha! Syd has gone through the valley with me and came out of it smelling like roses. She is grounded and has common sense about life. She knows who she is. This doesn't mean I don't have to go at her like a momma will but she's a great young woman.

New gig. Moved from being a grants writing back to program management. Girls Inc is very technology friendly. I'm very pleased with the training I've been receiving. You don't find too many nonprofits who make use of technology as they do. Heading to a Webinar training next week. :) I'm happy with move...thus far.

The Back. Because of stress, my back decided to do its own thing in 2008. I had back spasms so severe that I would be laid out of the floor, unable to move and no one to call to help. HORRIBLE. I stopped doing any major working out. Began Yoga that has helped but because of the lack of cardio, I've gained 20lbs this year. YIKES!!!

Friendships. This has been an interesting year for friendships. I don't know what to really say. Its bee up and down. Its been me going....wha? I've said it many times. I take the word "friend" seriously. If I use it I mean it. 2008 has made me realize how much I love my friends. They are special.

I'll add more later......but 2008 was good. There were some hits but I'll recover and move on in 2009.


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