Just for fun... I posted this on my blog. Add your own.
Happy New Year.
The New Year is always good for a few things. One of them are predictions. So here are my predictions for 2009... and beyond.
1. I will continue to strive for greater sustainability.
2. I will have some success in meeting sustainable goals.
3. I will have some failures in meeting sustainable goals.
4. Some things I won't be willing to change... until I have to.
5. I predict that we will need a bigger garden this year. Of course... there is NO garden here at all right now, but I will base it on my past garden.
6. I predict that my struggle will be finding organic matter to add to the soil. Boy I miss that composted horse manure.
7. I predict that I won't have the money when I have time nor will I have the time, when I have money.
8. I predict that I will still have a problem with packaged goods this year. I just can't escape packaging it seems.
1. Fuel prices will rise again.
2. The economy will continue to sputter. It may get a little bit of a new year bump, but I think the actual mechanics of our economy are still in bad shape and the reality of lack of jobs will start hitting more homes... of people I know.
3. Most people will not plant a garden, but WILL complain about the cost of food... and then they will still spend at least $300.00 a month on entertainment in the form ofinternet/satellite/cable/movies/video games/text messaging.
4. Internet/satellite/cable/movies/video games/text messaging will be the last budget items to cut for many people, because it offers an escape from the reality that they live in.
5. People will seek anyone or anything offering hope. This will result in a growth of "spirituality", but that spirituality will be "me-focused" instead of God-focused.
6. Great strides will be made in the "animal-rights" movement that will hamper homesteader's ability to secure their own food supply.
7. Wal-Mart will have the best fiscal year of their life. China will import even more cheap junk.
8. Russia will become even more aggressive in hopes of pumping up oil prices by further destabilizing the eastern bloc.
9. Hundreds of thousands of companies will go out of business.
Ok, now I don't expect all these to happen, but I figured I would throw out a few thoughts. How about you. Any predictions (personal or global) for this year?