A friend put it so well.
Goodbye 2008. You were a year of upset, heart-ache, self-destruction, depression, death, losing friends, and getting nowhere in a hurry. I will not miss you. Good riddance! I will see you out, as is the polite thing to do. But only to make sure that you actually leave. I’m looking forward to your replacement. At least it’s promising to be a healthier year than you already. I do hope that I have learned something from you. Because you’ve given me nothing else. Welcome 2009! You don’t have big shoes to fill.