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Where were you a year ago? Has your life changed, and if so, for better or for worse? If you could relive the last year what would you change?

-- Tim (, June 04, 2000


My life is the same every single day, it never changes and nothing changes and it's always the same, every day, for the past ten years.

I just might be in a rut.

-- Kymm (, June 04, 2000.

Hey, Tim, how ya doing? :)

A year ago, I was more than likely doing absolutely nothing. I'd come home after work, and either go through the entire newspaper, watch soap operas or rented movies, surf the Net, or sit in front of the cd player listening to music and trying not to doze off. Last summer wasn't exactly productive.

Junior year previous to that time, was absolutely horrid. I went into a pretty strange depression --- nothing very unusual --- in which I'd fall asleep during every class no matter how much sleep I got the night before, neglect my homework and panic anyway, and ... yeah. I can't really remember too much about it.

I think life has changed for the better, sort of. I'm finding myself, as corny as it sounds; I don't feel lost anymore. It's more hollowness than anything, and a little lonely. But, dammit, it's better than lost-ness if you compare the two. As for if I had the option of reliving last year, I wouldn't. That's all.

-- Ducky (, June 04, 2000.

Congrats on your one-year anniversary!! How exciting! I remember when I was first introduced to your journal, and you're right, you have changed. For the better, of course. :) I mean, you were good then, too... Yeah.

A year ago... Hmm... A year ago I was in much the same position as you. I was socially cut off from the rest of my school, partly of my own doing. I was incredibly unhappy. This year, I'm happier with the friends I do have, I talk to people more, and I'm v. happy. Well, except today, but that was caused by a semi-low mark on a test, luckily which wasn't worth much. If I could live this year over again, I would only change one thing. I would spend less time in a chatroom.

-- Sarah Joy (, June 05, 2000.

A year ago to this day, I was on study leave, supposedly revising for my A Levels. Today, I am in an office, supposedly making posters and doing copious amounts of washing up. Which is better, revising Physics (read: surfing the Internet) or dishpan hands (read: surfing the Internet)? A long Tim-style philosophical hmmmmmmmmmm is in order, methinks. My life (what life?) has certainly changed to the average onlooker, but my habits certainly haven't.

If I could relive the last year, I would have intentionally got 'B's in my A Levels so I wouldn't have got in to my first or second choice university, and could have gone to study Film instead. And I would have spent far less time rereading my own journal entries. Those are about the only two things I've done in the last year, so I'll stop now.

-- (, June 06, 2000.

Sorry, I was lying about my name, or earlier or URLier.

-- Zedward Dishpanhands (, June 06, 2000.

Will I ever manage to type a posting correctly?

-- Zedward Dishpanhands (, June 06, 2000.

Hmm. Since last year, things have changed radically. About this time last year I was single, bored with my job, and trying to convince myself that the relationship I was in at the time could work. Luckily, the job improved and I wised up about the guy by July.

Since that time, however, I've bought a piece of land, started the ball rolling to get the house built, gotten a new neice, become a project manager when I never in my wildest dreams even considered doing anything remotely linked to management, and last but certainly not least, got engaged.

Frankly, I wouldn't change much about last year. It's been pretty good to me.

-- Jenipurr (, June 06, 2000.

Hmm. It's weird. Technically, the last year shouldn't be something for me to be proud of - I virtually failed my A Levels and spent a gap year retaking them and reapplying for university. Maybe not really a good thing, but strangely, it's been good for me. It's made me mature, fast, and change, a lot. And I've met some great people. Plus, I hated my last year at school (or rather the people there) and it's been completely fabulous to be away from them this year.

So, yes, my life has changed for the better in the past year. If I could change one thing...there's only one thing I'd want to change. I'd still want to retake my A Levels (warped, I know), but I'd have tried to finish them all by January, like all the other retakers I know, so I could spend the second half of the year travelling abroad and stuff. But that's pretty much all.

-- Helen (, June 06, 2000.

This time last year, I was in Germany, and I was coming back to Canada this next day... It's almost 9:00 there right now- So, more specifically this time last year, I was in a bar, and I think I got really drunk and threw up all over the place. Nice, hey?

-- becca (, June 10, 2000.

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