2008? Good? Bad? Why?

  • byronicheros

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    Dec 22, 2008 4:06 AM GMT
    So, my 2008 was the best year since I've graduated college in 2005, for numerous reasons.

    Was yours a good year? Bad year? Why?

    You start, I'll join later....
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    Dec 22, 2008 4:09 AM GMT
    it was an excellent year. good year on the job, good year for friends and relationships, and the year i accepted who i am and came out. best year so far!
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    Dec 22, 2008 5:01 AM GMT
    I'll say good because i started college and i meet the greatest friends i ever had in my life so far
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    Dec 22, 2008 5:16 AM GMT
    It was a FANTASTIC year for one reason and reason alone.....

    I had another year of life!!!!!!
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    Dec 22, 2008 5:20 AM GMT
    I've become complacent with my life here in Edmonton and the wheels of change slowly have started churning, late this year.

    I'm more interested to see if 2009 will require the purchase of brake pads.
  • byronicheros

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    Dec 22, 2008 5:21 AM GMT
    a1972guy saidIt was a FANTASTIC year for one reason and reason alone.....

    I had another year of life!!!!!!


    is that a positive outlook on life?

    OR are you really happy to be alive for another year due to some weird circumstance?
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    Dec 22, 2008 5:29 AM GMT
    a1972guy saidIt was a FANTASTIC year for one reason and reason alone.....

    I had another year of life!!!!!!


    that's a really good way of looking at it
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    Dec 22, 2008 5:38 AM GMT
    26mileman saidI've become complacent with my life here in Edmonton and the wheels of change slowly have started churning, late this year.

    I'm more interested to see if 2009 will require the purchase of brake pads.


    Can I recommend green stuff break pads... I like them on my car personally!

    Yeah it was a good year, sorted out my life, got thigns done and generally corrected things icon_smile.gif

    Alls good here!
  • byronicheros

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    Dec 22, 2008 6:39 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    26mileman saidI've become complacent with my life here in Edmonton and the wheels of change slowly have started churning, late this year.

    I'm more interested to see if 2009 will require the purchase of brake pads.


    Can I recommend green stuff break pads... I like them on my car personally!

    Yeah it was a good year, sorted out my life, got thigns done and generally corrected things icon_smile.gif

    Alls good here!


    YAY!
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    Dec 22, 2008 7:34 AM GMT
    This is my first post on these boards, so it should be an interesting way to start, haha.

    I honestly have a hard time putting a label on this year. I had a mutual break up with my boyfriend of over a year and a half, because he was too immature to handle the fact that he would have to move with me in a year or so. We still talk, and it wasn't a break on bad terms, it's just been hard. We both still have feelings for each other, and strong ones at that. It's given me an opportunity to find myself again, but at what cost?

    It's easily been the busiest year of my life. My college career is coming to a close, and the reality of the actual "Real world" is facing me head on. It's exciting and yet intimidating at the same time.

    I'm thinking that I can't put a "good, bad, or ugly" tag on this year until sometime next year.
  • vindog

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    Dec 22, 2008 7:43 AM GMT
    tbird31 said.

    I honestly have a hard time putting a label on this year.



    I'm coming to realize this is how I describe most years I have huge triumphs and big losses. I am generally content where I am but am looking ahead towards advancements in all aspects of my life: business, school, music, community aid and health.



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    Dec 22, 2008 11:50 AM GMT
    Not nearly as good as 2007 for a variety of reasons. Likely to be better than 2009 though which is shaping up to be an annus horibilius.
  • GQjock

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    Dec 22, 2008 11:57 AM GMT
    Good year at work .....
    We got rid of the War Criminals in Office
    I got Mike and Zach this year (my puppies) icon_biggrin.gif

    So all in all for me it was a good year
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    Dec 22, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    Mixed

    Great on the holiday front - been away a lot this year - 15% of the year out of the country on holidays.

    Career wise - same as before.

    Been a bit 'blah' on the men front.

    But overall tending towards a good year
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    Dec 22, 2008 7:06 PM GMT
    I think overall this has been a very good year for me, for several reasons

    1) I'm in a good relationship for the first time. It's very affirming. And it's taught me a lot about the good in life, when I had focused on the bad for so long.

    2) I graduated from college with honors and started grad school.

    3) I repaired my relationship with my momma.

    4) I moved back to DC where I grew up, and I'm in a large gay-friendly area exploring life. It's great.

    5) I went into therapy to deal with the bad childhood experiences with growing up gay, rejection from a wide variety of people, my father's death from cancer when I was in high school, and my anger towards the church. All of these left me pretty mind-fucked, and I'm starting to really heal from all those wounds.

    The one main complaint with this year....I'm UNEMPLOYED! It sucks. It starts to erode your self confidence when you can't find anything. I'm hoping this is what will change in 2009, along with smoking. I'm quitting for my new year's resolution.
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    Dec 22, 2008 7:08 PM GMT
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    a1972guy saidIt was a FANTASTIC year for one reason and reason alone.....

    I had another year of life!!!!!!


    is that a positive outlook on life?

    OR are you really happy to be alive for another year due to some weird circumstance?


    Tis my outlook on it my friend!!! As with each day, as long as I am given the opportunity to breath that day, then the rest are just "speed bumps" that you over come. Now, when I can't breath then there's an issue!!!
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    Dec 22, 2008 7:09 PM GMT
    It sucked to "live it"
    But in retrospect will prove to be a great year if we listened and learned the lessons it taught...
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    Dec 22, 2008 7:13 PM GMT
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    a1972guy saidIt was a FANTASTIC year for one reason and reason alone.....

    I had another year of life!!!!!!


    is that a positive outlook on life?

    OR are you really happy to be alive for another year due to some weird circumstance?


    Tis the way I see it my friend!!!! As with each day, as long as I'm given that breath to tackle the day, the rest are just challenges set in front of you to grow and learn from. Now, the day that I cannot breath, then there's an issue!!!
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    Dec 22, 2008 7:16 PM GMT
    This year's been interesting, but generally positive. It's all a matter of perspective, I suppose.

    A year ago, I was blissfully single and couldn't be bothered to compromise my lifestyle for any man. Today I have an amazing boyfriend. I have to make little compromises all the time, but I couldn't be happier.

    A year ago, I was doing a job that bored me for a boss that annoyed the crap out of me. Then I got recruited away to a job I loved with coworkers and a boss I worked brilliantly with. Then, eight months later, the grant supporting our jobs went away and we were back looking for work. Then I landed a job that was amazing on paper, pays much better than either of the previous ones, and that I thoroughly hate.

    This coming year should be interesting. I'm leaving the job I hate, moving to Arizona with the boyfriend I don't hate, and seeing what happens then and there. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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    Dec 22, 2008 7:17 PM GMT
    is it me, or are some posting to this thread and they are not showing up icon_question.gif

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    Dec 22, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    Damn!!! This site is acting crazy!!
    Where's totto, where's totto... there's no place like home, there's no place like home! icon_eek.gif

    Where's a pair of ruby slippers when a guy really needs em??
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    Dec 22, 2008 7:36 PM GMT
    ^^ Sorry BodyWork - I had to borrow them for the sing-a-long of the Wizard of Oz. I OBVIOUSLY went as Dorothy. icon_cool.gif

    My 2008 was great and will continue to be till the end. No regrets here. I've learned many things about myself this year and have met wonderful people. 2009 is going to be just as good if not better!
  • DJZ77

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    Dec 22, 2008 9:04 PM GMT
    2008... eh! It has definitely been a roller coaster ride this year, as in it's had it's up's and down's.

    It started out horrible with my sister's passing due to cancer. She was only 39 and by the time the doctor's determined what she had it was too advanced to do anything.

    However, her passing triggered the following positives...

    Brought my family closer than ever before and we are much more open with each other.

    Has given me a new perspective on life and a reason to better myself both physically and mentally. I need to look out for my nephews and keep the promise I made to my sister.

    I've come out to many family members this year... need them to see and love me for who I REALLY am. As for my parent's... I'll eventually get to them... baby steps! However,I feel it will be soon.

    and most importantly... I'm now LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST!!

    2009... yeah, I'm ready... bring it! icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 22, 2008 10:06 PM GMT
    zdrew saidThis year's been interesting, but generally positive. It's all a matter of perspective, I suppose.

    A year ago, I was blissfully single and couldn't be bothered to compromise my lifestyle for any man. Today I have an amazing boyfriend. I have to make little compromises all the time, but I couldn't be happier.

    A year ago, I was doing a job that bored me for a boss that annoyed the crap out of me. Then I got recruited away to a job I loved with coworkers and a boss I worked brilliantly with. Then, eight months later, the grant supporting our jobs went away and we were back looking for work. Then I landed a job that was amazing on paper, pays much better than either of the previous ones, and that I thoroughly hate.

    This coming year should be interesting. I'm leaving the job I hate, moving to Arizona with the boyfriend I don't hate, and seeing what happens then and there. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


    All I can say is WOW! That is quite a year. I hear housing is starting to get reasonable in Arizona these days!
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    Dec 22, 2008 10:11 PM GMT
    The one main complaint with this year....I'm UNEMPLOYED! It sucks. It starts to erode your self confidence when you can't find anything. I'm hoping this is what will change in 2009, along with smoking. I'm quitting for my new year's resolution.

    In the long run quitting smoking is the most important thing anybody can do for their health. Working out, eating properly, etc., are not nearly as important as getting off nicotine. Lung cancer, heart disease, circulation, etc., etc.. It also ages you faster!

    You are in good company being unemployed, it is very tough these days, you just need to hang in there and don't give up. Even do volunteer work to help pass the time productively. Employers like to see that job applicants have kept busy being productive (I am in management so I am not just blowing smoke here).