Thursday, December 20, 2007


2007, it was a year. A year full of stuff and things. A year full of times of various types. It was a year that brought some changes and I have a feeling will be one that will serve to lead me into the next chapter of life, or something like that.

Despite going from Ma’am to Miss I feel that I have done a lot of growing up this year. I feel like I have come to realize that the time for not knowing and just kind of muddling through life with absolutely no direction may be coming to an end. The end isn’t around the corner or anything, probably down the street a few blocks, a mile or so south, and somewhat east. Either way, it is a lot closer than it was before.

Making a career change has been something on my mind since I made the failed change in late 2005 and went back to Jobs For Youth, albeit in a much better position, in 2006. I think the change I have just made is a good one though, one that will not only help me to better construct my life in many ways. I think I am actually around people who want me to grow and change and transform rather than people who just want me to do what I do and do it well. It’s refreshing.

It was also a good year for fun. I’m not the type of person who loves to get out and do things and 2007 provided me many opportunities to have fun without going out and doing things. The PS3 came into my life. I fell in love with Attack of the Show and Ninja Warrior. I was made incredibly happy by two Of Montreal shows. TV was particularly enjoyable this year. I also did get the chance to get out on a regular but not overwhelming basis, which was quite nice. I even got Tony to play a decent amount of scrabble.

Pretty good year.

1. Today was the day/ For dancing and for singing/ The birds in the trees/ And all the bells are ringing

2. My head’s been lying dormant like a sleepy little mouse/ What I have inside me it’s enough to fill a house

3. Repair the hull/ Replace the sail/ The monkey wrestles with the ghost

4. City bird/ Haven’t you heard/ hasn’t anybody told you/ the city blocks can hold you/ Your place is in the sky how can I show you

5. A wanna be gangster thinking he’s a wise guy/ rob another bank he’s a sock em in the eye guy. If You Have to Ask, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Identified by, Jason.


Monica said...

You know what's going on in '08? Huey Lewis. haha
See you soon!

CS said...

Hmmm, on my calendar I've still got some '07 left.

A mixed year for me, for sure. Bring on '08!

kim said...

Natalie, I love ya. I just blogged about the same thing. It's okay to be happy with PS3 and a great game of Scrabble. Good for you. Happy Holidays.

Jason said...

No 5 is "If You Have To Ask" by Red Hot Chili Peppers...

Mom said...

Having fun is a part of growing up that I am still trying to get good at...!

Nice to see Jason participating in the song-lyrics game...

And why the heck is Monica talking about Huey Lewis???

Katrina said...

Yes Ma'am, it was quite a year.

Oops, sorry. I mean - Yes Miss, it was quite a year.

Fun is always a good thing. Here's to hoping you have more in 2008.

The Doc said...

I'm glad that 2007 was good for you; let's hope the next week stays being awesome. I'm sure I'll do a 2007 wrap-up, as it is an easy topic, but I really enjoyed reading yours, as it reminded me of all the good things that happened to me this year. Plus, it made me feel good to see all the things that happened to you!

Natalie said...

Monica- So freakin true.

CS- Yeah but I didn't think i would be blogging again until 08 but then i was wrong

Kim- i think its pretty freaking awesome myself

Jason- I am very dissapointed in your not knowing song number 3 and welcome.

Mom- Because she is bringing him back for 08, duh.

katrina- I'm hoping for it.

doc- Sometimes the easiest of topics are the most fun to write about.