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Review. Year:2008

Posted on: January 1, 2009

Happy New Year everyone! No, this is not a Nigeria post. Those will come, I promise. This is 2008 in review. Quite a few things happened in 2008, and so I stole this survey thingy. It will not even come close to summarizing it, but… oh well. My cousin has posted this survey for several years now and so is able to compare. This is my first. We’ll have to wait until the end of 2009 to compare. Here we go.

01. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?

Finally travelled to Nigeria.

02. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Don’t really do New Year’s resolutions, but sometime in 2007 I said that I would attend AADA and I did. And I also got my headshots done. They weren’t New Year’s resolutions, but I said I wanted to do them, and they got done. I think the tactics will be the same for this next year.

03. Did anyone close to you give birth?

A lot of friends did. Yay!

04. Did anyone close to you die?

Thank Jesus, no.

05. What countries did you visit?

This year I was in the US, the Caribbean and Nigeria (with a 24 hour stopover in London on the way there, so we were able to tour a bit, thanks to Amira and Susi).

06. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?

A boyfriend. (I pray that is not my answer for next year, but at the rate I’m going…)

07. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Between November 16 and December 29: I was finally able to visit Nigeria and meet/see my family.

08. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Graduating from graduate school.

09. What was your biggest failure?

Not being into my acting career yet.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
God has always kept me blessed illness and injury-wise.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I don’t remember buying anything.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Don’t really know…

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Those in Nigeria who are in charge and are corrupt, selfish and only care about money and not people.

14.Where did most of your money go?
School. And not most, all.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Finally visiting Nigeria and meeting the majority of my family for the first time and seeing my Auntie and grandma again after 17-18 years. Going to AADA. Getting my headshots done.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
If I had to pick one, I would copy Jummy’s answer… but songs don’t really ever remind me of a year… Anyway, here’s her answer
“I Kissed a Girl, Katy Perry (though I find the song silly and annoying, it has the ability to stick in your head really easily!).”

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

    happier or sadder?
    Happier.thinner or fatter?
    Thinner, I think…

    richer or poorer?
    Waaaaaaaaay poorer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Healthy eating, exercise, managed money better.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Consuming sugar..

20. How did you spend Christmas?
With my family in Nigeria.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
I did not.

22. What was your favourite TV program?
Wasaaaay too many to name.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don’t hate.

24. What was the best book you read?

I really like The Shack.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
The Pajama Game soundtrack. hahaha.

26. What did you want and get?
To go to Nigeria. To go to acting school.

27. What did you want and not get?
Nothing really.

28. What was your favourite film of this year?
Again, hard to answer.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
My family and I went to a baby dedication, and then my parents went to a birthday celebration of somebody in church. The rest of the siblings went their seperate ways. Meaning, nothing was done on my birthday. I am 27.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Getting my acting career established. Being in better shape. Having someone to fall in love with.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
I wore clothes.

32. What kept you sane?
Jesus, acting, writing, sleeping, eating, exercising.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I don’t fancy anyone really. I admire acting ability and also what people do with their celebrity.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
It would have to be Obama. Although I did not follow it as much as most, it was just amazing to me how ridiculously racist our world still is. I knew it was, but still… His name, his race and the things that some people said about these things. Ludicrous.

35. Who did you miss?
While in Nigeria, I missed my family in Canada. While in Canada, I miss my family in Nigeria.

36. Who was the best new person you met?
Amira and my friends at AADA.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008
Failure is never permanent.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

“I’m tired of being alone, so hurry up and get here.” John Mayer



1 Response to "Review. Year:2008"

Hey Ruthie!! I read The Shack this year too!! What an amazing book!! It was extremely thought provoking and I really enjoyed the author’s perspective on a lot of things!!

Over all I would say you had an amazing year – you definitely had some expeirences that had an amazing impact on you and it is safe to say had or will affect your life from here on out!! Definitely a successful year!!

Here’s to a wonderful 2009 – and also to the hope that our paths will again be able to cross this year!! God is Good!!

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