Yeah, if your 2008 was like a lot of folks, you were happy to see it in your rear view mirror. I'm not one for "the year in review" but it's been some time since I had a year that was as awesome/awful as this last one was. I had some great times, went on some excellent rides, travelled, had some "health issues," made new friends ....lost some folks that were near and dear and some that were about to fit that category. I built things, fixed things, broke things, hurt some people, felt betrayed and questioned my sanity on a regular basis.
I'm not sure what this life is for but I guess if you don't take something away from the good times as well as the bad, you're likely missing the boat.