The year 2008 proved to be one of the strangest years I have ever lived through. I can’t say it was a success but I can’t say it was a failure either. Despite the ways the economy has brought everyone’s mood down several notches, I still see many people continue to live their lives as normally as possible. It’s as if everyone’s just hanging in there, waiting for the nation to swing in the opposite direction. It’s possible we may be taking things for granted which is why I’m making sure that when things start switching, I’ll be ready. Bring on 2009!