In my personal life, there is not more that I have achieved or that something which changed the direction of my life or like that but obviously there is something I have gained/done in the year of 2008.
In my study: I completed all my course works, passed cumulative exam which is one of steps in the way to get my PhD degree in Chemistry, got excellent teaching assistant award from the chemistry department of Oregon State University, completed some small research projects and materialized my PhD research theme.
I think it is a right time to review what you have done in last year, what you have to correct, and make plan for new year. For some people its just one more year in your life/age, you became one year old but for some people you are one year more close to go to heaven. :)
I went to Nepal in the summer of 2008, met all my family members and relatives. That was kind of some achievement in the sense that going to homeland for a graduate student in the US is not easy. Nepal trip was great. You can visit some of the posts related to my Nepal trip by clicking the links below.
Share with us, how was your 2008.