Boy oh boy…it’s been one heck of a year for me. While there were a few hiccups on the way I feel that 2007 was great preparation for 2008 and beyond. While a few side projects took up some of my time (network marketing and material development) I spent most of the year focusing on my school and my students. Some students reached new levels of English achievement (Eiken 1.0 and 2.0, Toeic 950 and 740) and others progressed remarkably well (better questions, more confidence). In 2008 I’ve got even higher expectations of them and hope they feel the same way. During this lovely long break that we have I’m going to spend my time working on some ideas which I hope to implement from Jan. and while some of them might not be seen by the students they will certainly assist in classroom planning and teacher training which will translate into better classes. I also have set myself some rather big goals but using STAG (short term achievable goals) I’m working towards the next step in my business career. Thanks to the support of my loving wife, my amazing students and the support of Smith’s behind me I’m confident that 2008 will be a year to remember. But hey, I’m getting ahead of myself, MERRY X-MAS everyone 2007. I hope Santa brought you what you wanted…I know I got my wish.