I got to thinking tonight about what a strange year 2007 turned out to be for me. I've had some events in my life that came out of nowhere and as a result 2007 ended up being very different than what I thought it would be when it began. So I thought I'd pose the question to all the folks here. Has 2007 ended the way you thought it would be when it began? Did you learn anything new? Was it more exciting with a surprise or two that took your life in a totally unexpected direction? Or was it more a year where you slowed down, caught your breath and took more time out to 'smell the roses'? And lastly - what do you think 2008 might have in store for you? Is there anything you hope it has in store for you?