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december views: 2009 is so going to kick 2008’s ass

December 31, 2008


2008 – i’m not gonna lie to you
you sucked ass in so many ways
dude, you were downright mean
the bully in all my 33 years
and your lessons were harsh
didn’t your mama teach you how to sugar-coat things?
but that tough lovin’ is often the most valuable kind
and i am all the better and stronger for you
dare i say,
i am even grateful for the growth spurt?

still, truth be told
i’m happy to bid adieu to you
in the simplest terms
and the truest fashion
buh-bye 2008

hello fresh start
goodbye dirty laundry


hello bright colors
goodbye shades of grey


hello light
goodbye darkness


hello stillness
goodbye angst


hello adventure
goodbye sadness


and may there continue to be silliness
(my world doesn’t function without a good dose of the silly)


2009 – i’m not gonna lie to you
i have big hopes for you
and great expectations
i am stepping into you
with a smile on my face,
a pat on my back and
and a heart open wide
please be gentle


thank you all for being here
thank you for helping me get through
one of the toughest years of my life
even though i don’t always reciprocate
i am grateful for every comment, note, message, thought, gift
you send my way

i wish you all a happy new year.
may you feel magic & love
all around you, all the time.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2008 2:56 pm

    “hello bright colors
    goodbye shades of grey”

    I love this. Bonne Année à toi!!! 🙂

  2. Alison permalink
    December 31, 2008 4:53 pm

    Oh so beautiful.

    As Anne would say, “tomorrow is a fresh day with no mistakes in it”.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! And remember, CHEERS!

  3. December 31, 2008 5:08 pm

    your photos are stunning – i love the colors. happy new year – may be hold much promise and many possibilities for you. ~warmly, suzanne

  4. December 31, 2008 5:33 pm

    Love your stripe-y camera strap!! 🙂

  5. December 31, 2008 9:25 pm

    kick ass jeanine! kick ass! happy new year. al these images made me flipping smile

  6. January 1, 2009 6:26 am

    happy new year, my friend! 🙂

  7. January 1, 2009 10:08 am

    Gott Nytt År, Jeanine!!

  8. wingedpaths permalink
    January 1, 2009 1:54 pm

    Hell yeah! You and me both.

  9. kristen permalink
    January 1, 2009 6:15 pm

    a beautiful, inspiring post! happy new year!

  10. January 1, 2009 9:05 pm

    Happy New Year Jeanine! Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your beautiful views with us.

  11. Christina permalink
    January 2, 2009 8:42 am

    HAPPY new Year my sweet beautiful sister! It’s going to be a great one!

  12. January 2, 2009 1:18 pm

    happy new year beautiful!! 2009 is so going kick ass in the best possible ways 🙂 xo

  13. Frannie permalink
    January 2, 2009 2:56 pm

    Damn right! Bend over and brace yourself 2008. Ha!

  14. January 2, 2009 3:12 pm

    I have been only reading your blog for a short while, but already I love it! I hope 2009 goes better for you than 2008 🙂 happy holidays.

  15. Michelle permalink
    January 3, 2009 10:04 am

    A year of fun, adventure and discovery. It’s gonna be awesome!!

  16. Trinity Mommy permalink
    January 3, 2009 4:53 pm

    Happy New Year!

  17. January 3, 2009 6:19 pm

    Every time I come here…
    every time…
    I’m blown away by your photos and words. Happy New Year!

  18. January 3, 2009 8:05 pm

    “i’m not gonna lie to you
    you sucked ass in so many ways

    Seriously, I am laughing my ass off! My FACE HURTS!!! 🙂

  19. January 4, 2009 12:45 pm

    Such beautiful photos it’s hard to believe the whole year sucked ass, but I agree with you, this new year 2009 could be better and should be!

    Happy New Creative year!

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