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post Dec 22 2009, 11:26 AM
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So, in a potential precurser to an inevitable Rate your Decade thread how about you try rating your year?

I thought this would be easier than the decade seeing as a whole hell of a lot has changed for me in ten years and my memory's aweful so a shorter time span is probably better.

Just give a figure from 1-5 (1=poo, 5=big smileys) on your year overall, perhaps giving a little summary if ya feel like it.

To begin:

Smiler's Year: 4 overall biggrin.gif

It'd been shaping out to have been a really crap one this year what with me being made redundant and not having solid work for 7/8 months but overall the positives have outweighed the negative. I got news late last week that one of my interviews hit the right buttons and I'll be starting my new job on the 4th January, so that's nice for Christmas; and of course the lovely FaerieRyn and I got married which was awesome!!!!! wink.gif

Bit of an up and down one due to the no job finances but overall I think a 4 is good for the optimism aspect into 2010.

Also, How I Met Your Mother has been an odd and uniting highlight wink.gif

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post Dec 30 2009, 04:09 PM
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After a very cool date last night, I'm happy to quantify my year as a 5/5 biggrin.gif

I know what you mean Froggie, it does seem odd to try and balance out the pros and cons of a year. For me it comes down to how I feel leaving the year compared to how I felt entering it. I had concerns about the future of my relationship, and a few worries about work. The relationship ended and there are new things on the horizon, and work has turned out pretty well. The future is still a place with difficulties and some struggles in it, but it's looking full of possibilities too.

Maybe the year's rating comes down more to how optimistic you feel?

I heard a good strategy for life a while ago: at the end of the day you think over the events and decide what went well and what you could have done better, and you think about how you're going to improve things the next day. You keep on doing this, trying to take responsibility for things that you were responsible for, understanding how you contributed to both your failings and your successes, and in the end you work out ways of living better and getting better results. Maybe rating your year could work a bit like that? It gives a chance for reflection at the end and to think about what you're going to do differently in future.

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post Dec 30 2009, 11:02 PM
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QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 30 2009, 04:09 PM) *
After a very cool date last night, I'm happy to quantify my year as a 5/5 biggrin.gif

Glad to hear it smile.gif

Although a terrible cliche, I feel the need to say that 2009 has "flown by". It has been one of my most static years in recent times, for I haven't changed address in over twelve months now (although I'd like to)! I think the year has been one for stabilising myself a little bit. I still have more than a little bit of resentment regarding a previous relationship, financially I am having to keep things a little tight, and I am feeling more and more dissatisfied with my "career".

BUT... this has also been a year for a little bit of self-discovery (with some professional help, admittedly), and for giving myself a chance to regroup somewhat. I've broken my own mould by doing things that are, or were, "out of character", and have set up a few little treats and events for the new year. There is still a great deal to sort out, and quite likely there will be a few hiccups on the horizon, but I think 2010 might well be a good year for me. It is my intention, anyway smile.gif

As far as rating it? I'm not sure...

I can say for certain that the end of '08 sucked, and dragged its suckiness into the first few months of '09. But it has been getting progressively better. But I can't quantify it yet wink.gif
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- Smiler   Rate your year (2009)   Dec 22 2009, 11:26 AM
- - candice   Hmm, I think mine was about a 3. It was a medium ...   Dec 22 2009, 12:20 PM
- - Mata   The bad: I ended a nearly-decade long relationship...   Dec 22 2009, 01:41 PM
- - Yannick   Maybe a 3.5. Roses and Thorns style...? Rose: ...   Dec 22 2009, 02:47 PM
- - LoLo   I gave mine a 2 though it is probably more of a 3....   Dec 22 2009, 03:32 PM
- - Cath   Definate 2. Good: My driving Instrutor trainnings...   Dec 22 2009, 04:44 PM
- - crazymat   3/5 - Finished my degree - Got a job in the area...   Dec 22 2009, 05:08 PM
- - Daria   Where to start... Negatives: Two hospital stays in...   Dec 22 2009, 06:46 PM
- - I_am_the_best   (What a fun idea) 2 Good: -I have made some very ...   Dec 22 2009, 07:46 PM
- - ilikecheesepie11   All in all, in the middle. Good: - The girl I lik...   Dec 22 2009, 10:34 PM
- - Sir Psycho Sexy   Hmmz... Lets see. I'm going to have to do this...   Dec 22 2009, 11:28 PM
- - gothictheysay   Oh man I don't know, maybe a 3? Most of the ot...   Dec 23 2009, 08:30 PM
- - michael1384   A two. All the great things that happened this yea...   Dec 23 2009, 09:20 PM
- - craziness   I guess a 3.25 I wish I could give it a better rat...   Dec 29 2009, 07:43 AM
- - funked)out_frog   5/5 Why? Because I'm still around to rate it   Dec 29 2009, 10:34 AM
|- - Pixiegoth   QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ Dec 29 2009, 10...   Dec 31 2009, 01:39 PM
- - Mata   It's nice to see someone rating their year hig...   Dec 29 2009, 12:22 PM
- - gothictheysay   Good news! All As and Bs from school   Dec 29 2009, 05:28 PM
- - funked)out_frog   Woot Woot! TBH when I first read though this...   Dec 30 2009, 01:07 AM
- - Mata   After a very cool date last night, I'm happy t...   Dec 30 2009, 04:09 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 30 2009, 04:09 PM) Afte...   Dec 30 2009, 11:02 PM
- - Yannick   I sort of hate how, even though I've been warn...   Dec 30 2009, 11:31 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Yannick @ Dec 30 2009, 11:31 PM) I...   Dec 31 2009, 12:34 AM
|- - crazymat   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Dec 31 2009, 12:34 AM) QU...   Dec 31 2009, 01:05 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (crazymat @ Dec 31 2009, 01:05 PM) ...   Dec 31 2009, 02:38 PM
- - Yannick   Yeah. But that doesn't make short days any mor...   Dec 31 2009, 12:51 AM
- - elphaba2   I had a pretty baller year! 5/5, chyes. There ...   Jan 3 2010, 12:46 AM
- - Novander   The Good: - I got the promotion I spent a year ch...   Jan 3 2010, 12:54 AM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Novander @ Jan 3 2010, 12:54 AM) T...   Jan 3 2010, 04:15 PM
- - Mata   *hugs Nov* I'm really rather fantastic today, ...   Jan 3 2010, 06:30 PM
- - Lurker in the Dark   Hmm, it's a bit of a 3, possibly a 3.5 Good ...   Jan 5 2010, 10:08 PM
- - voices_in_my_head   The Bad: My boyfriend moved off to Dallas for Coll...   Jan 11 2010, 06:59 PM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   3 *moons cheekily (geddit?) and runs ...   Jan 21 2010, 04:35 PM
- - Mata   Hey Snugglebum! What are you up to these days?   Jan 22 2010, 01:59 PM
|- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 22 2010, 01:59 PM) Hey ...   Jan 28 2010, 04:44 PM
- - Mata   Really you didn't see that one coming? Odd. I ...   Jan 28 2010, 11:52 PM

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