Good Riddance 2008


2008 was not a good year for me

Went from corporate to a struggling freelancer

Went from happily single to wanting consistent affection from a man

Went from taking 3 big vacations a year to 1 big one (Hawaii baby) and a couple random US cities (Chicago - twice, and ATL); I love to travel so this depressed me the most of the 3...

I know some are saying... boo hoo... it could be worse... and I know that and am forever thankful for what I was blessed with this year, but I know this year was a challenge for me for a reason. A year to humble me, and help me to put things into perspective, and really be able to appreciate all the wonderful things that are to come.

The Shine will be mine in '09

I've been saying this to myself ever since my birthday in May when I first started feeling things were heading toward a steady down slide for me. I had an intuition that the rest of my year was going to be a tough one. So I embraced everything that came my way knowing that it was getting me one step closer to my triumphs in the new year.

This was well before I knew that 2009 would also bring us our 1st black president, but for me that just solidified what a great year 2009 is going to be. I can feel it in my bones and I can't wait to experience the great things the Lord is going to bestow upon my life.

First blessing came before the year even ended and that's because on monday my website finally went up and is running. Check me out if you get a minute!

So cheers to new beginnings in both life and love for all the amazing Renaissance People out there!
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37 comments

Organized Noise December 31, 2008 at 10:36 AM

I'm with you. Cheers to you and New Beginnings in '09.

Jaesoreal December 31, 2008 at 10:37 AM

Here's to a better '09 for the both of us! It's our time! I feel it!!

Keith December 31, 2008 at 10:40 AM

Happy New Year To You Too, Eb..
So glad I got to Cyber Meet you this year!

One Ten December 31, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Yeah, it's always great when the new year arrives, gives you a time to reflect and then progress and move forward; a fresh start.

Congratulations on launching your website hun, I'm proud of you and the success you've had w/ your business and will continue to have for years to come Eb.

You've been an inspiration to me as a blogger and as a businessman, so continue to keep shining your light down upon others in '09 sweetheart!

Robin Monique December 31, 2008 at 10:44 AM

I saw the website and I'm soooo proud of you! Can't wait to see what you accomplish in the New Year!

Hagar's Daughter December 31, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Raising my glass to a better year...Happy '09 to you.

Sexxy Luv December 31, 2008 at 11:10 AM

cheers Eb!

wishing you a good year as we head in to 2009.

i'm headed over to check out the new spot! congrats :)

Jada December 31, 2008 at 11:12 AM

2008 sucked for me too Eb. With my Dad passing in April...the rest of my year just had a big ole heartbreaking monkey wrench thrown in it. I was CRUSHED beyond words.

I'm so looking forward to 2009. I hope you have a super blessed and fun New Year!

Sexxy Luv December 31, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Eb check the link that you have on this post linking it to the web page. i found it but i had to take out the www.blogger.com that was in front of the link.

Soulstress December 31, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Congrats on the website!!
Hope 2009 is a happy & blessed yr for u!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!

Ohhh...Eb...I'm facebook challenged so idk how to add u:(

Ms. Behaving December 31, 2008 at 11:35 AM

I'm getting an error 404 message when I attempt to check out your website...

Just wanted to say I hope that 09' brings you everything 08' didn't.

Have a happy one Eb!! :-)!

Ms. B

★TECHIE™★ December 31, 2008 at 11:44 AM

Happy new year 2 ya love.
May 2009 bring you great works in ya life, and continue 2 do ya thing.

1 luv
TECHIENYC.

Just Jasmine December 31, 2008 at 11:49 AM

Happy new years

Yay, you're a may baby too?

RealHustla December 31, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Oooo, something about that picture just captured me. I felt the love and tasted the champagne!

LB December 31, 2008 at 12:04 PM

I hope that you have a good one....and hit up an airline in the '09.

theweightofwhatisreal December 31, 2008 at 12:17 PM

Check your link to the site. It's got some addt'l stuff in there.

Happy New Year!

Get ya shine on!

laughing808 December 31, 2008 at 1:55 PM

congrats on getting your website up and running.

Here's to a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

kay* December 31, 2008 at 2:52 PM

i hear ya girl. 2008 just wasn't that great for me. nothing horrible happened but it just wasn't really my year...here's to '09 for both of us to get our shine on!

happy new year!

Mr.Slish December 31, 2008 at 4:29 PM

Happy New Year Eb....I'll make sure i'm shinin in 09

DollFace December 31, 2008 at 5:37 PM

2008 was a straight bitch to me as well, so I say kick rocks! Get ready cause tonight is the last night of rejecting your pussy!

Tuotierugif >^..^<© December 31, 2008 at 6:27 PM

HOpe you have a great New years!!! ;)

Urban Thought December 31, 2008 at 7:06 PM

You are in good company. 2008 was a whopper of angst and other situations that I'm ready to put behind me.

I wish you great success with your ventures. I know with a great mind as yours you can only be successful. Have a great 2009. I think I'm going to take your mantra and run with it... I plan on shinning too.

Wishing you well. I'll toast to you at midnight.

Regina December 31, 2008 at 8:29 PM

Happy New Year Eb!! I'm sure God has awesome things in store for you in 09!!!!
Be Blessed!

Mizrepresent December 31, 2008 at 9:11 PM

Happy New Year EB! See ya in 2009!

Eb the Celeb December 31, 2008 at 10:32 PM

@One Ten - Awweee... that was so sweet!

@Sexxy Luv - Thx for the heads up

@Ms. behavin - I changed the link... sorry about that... blogger acting a fool as usual

@RealHustla - Glad you felt it!

@urban Thought - Same 2 U...

Happy new year everybody!!!

StandTall-The Activist January 1, 2009 at 4:31 AM

Yes, this year will be better in all ways. Amen sis

What Women Want January 2, 2009 at 4:25 AM

All the best to you girl!!! But I have to disagree... Bump the corporate world - I am all about the Freelance life!

xoxoxoxo

What Women Want January 2, 2009 at 4:28 AM

OH... and I love the new mix!!

B January 5, 2009 at 9:25 AM

I'm hella late but happy new year, beautiful!!!

PreciousGem-Refinement in Progress January 5, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Happy New Year Diva!! Remember, "you have what you say" so yes the SHINE WILL BE YOURS IN 2009!!

Neptune January 5, 2009 at 1:33 PM

I really enjoy reading your blog! " 08" was crappy, but 2009 is going to be amazin...

Kofi Bofah January 7, 2009 at 11:26 PM

Happy New Year.

I know that 2009 will be good to you.

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