2007 will definitely be one of the most notable years in my life.
On March 7 my mom had surgery to remove a brain tumor. It was caught semi-randomly when she got a CT scan for some sinus problems and thankfully it was early enough that there were no complications. She's doing fine.
On May 12 a virus hit my heart and caused it to start fibrillating. I passed out and had seizure-like symptoms. I was with friends who quickly called 911 and the EMTs arrived to resuscitate me. Things were not looking good for a few days as I was in a coma, running a high fever, and they were unsure what my state would be if I came out of the coma. Thankfully, I did come out of the coma and recovered quite well, with only a tiny bit of memory loss of the actual incident. I was in the hospital 2 weeks and left with a pacemaker, making me a part of the “Under 30 With A Pacemaker Club.”
Between those 2 things, my family has had quite enough, medically, this year. I learned the power of love, friendship, community, prayer, and positive thinking.
I blogged for the INtake Blogsquad, then they changed their site into a social network so the Blogsquad was dismantled. It was an enjoyable experience, though, and an outlet for some of my political thoughts.
Speaking of blogging, I received some “blog homework assignments” about my political and spiritual beliefs; didn't get them finished, but I haven't forgotten them.
I learned how to really achieve my childhood dreams.
I visited California again and as a result of inspiration and an ongoing desire to try living in California, made it a personal goal to move to California by the end of 2008. Most likely SoCal, but there are parties vying to get me to NorCal.
I am not really one for New Year resolutions, but I find these words inspiring and great every day resolutions.
Yes, certain parties, I see the irony in the “live in Northern California once” part. Maybe it's a sign. :)
Enjoy life in 2008.