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The end of 2004



A Year in review

What happed to the year? I know a few people that have said every year you get older it seems like time goes by just that much faster. The years just seem to be flying by…

It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago I got to cross one thing off my life wish list: I was in New York for NYE. I bought a one way plane ticket to NY -my favorite city- and I was off to see my good friend in the Bronx. Before I knew it time had passed and we were screaming “HAPPY NEW YEAR!!”. Just a day or two later (hell I can’t remember if it was one or two days, besides it doesn’t change the story!) I used my one way train ticket to hoe a train to Syracuse. Why? To see a Michigan State vs. Syracuse basketball game and to hang out with a few new friends. A few days later we drove home…9 hours. I would do it all again in a heartbeat.

I made one personal resolution in 2004 that I remember, it was a carryover from 2003…I had to talk to my parents about something. During the spring of 2004 I completed it.

I rode in the Make-A-Wish 300 mile bike ride for the third year. It’s a 300 mile bike ride that raises money for Make-A-Wish; an organization that grants wishes for kids with life threatening illnesses. I got one of my friends to ride in it and I joined up with a few friends I had met previous years. Total money raised $1600 for me, $602,000 for the event. Next year I will have to miss the event for a wedding, but I’ll be back in 2006 with more friends to ride in a team (I hope).

Starting in December of 2003 I started reading one book just to start myself reading…I tried reading 20-30 min a night and eventually I created a habit. I was preparing myself for returning to school, this time I would keep up on things; specifically: reading. In 2004 I read between 20 and 25 books…most of them from the summer on through December the month when I read about 2 books a week.

I started what I wanted for many years: a blog. Why? I have no idea. Maybe because I think way too much and I thought it was a good release of ideas and thoughts. I like to ask questions that don’t always have an answer. I created a CSS design that was just what I wanted…I learned CSS as I went along. :)

My birthday came and went. Thanksgiving seemed like a day later and before I knew it, it was Christmas. NYE was here…the end of another year.

What was 2004? A lot of little things, not too many big things…for most people it was just another year. For me it was a good year. I just hope next year it’s even better.

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”

– Carl Sandburg

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