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Old 12-12-2007, 03:31 AM   #1
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So what did you acheive in 2007?

I know we're still a few good weeks away from it being over, but I figure this thread could survive a while. Hopefully. Or it could be page five in a few days. Who knows.

Jot down what you acheived in 2007, what you didn't acheive, what you want to acheive in 2008, whatever. Go ahead!

- Got drunk for the first time. Was one of the best nights I've had.
- Got my first kiss (though due to circumstances I don't really count it).
- Worked out some of my problems, and, as a result, I have been happier. These problems affect me nowhere near as much as they used to.
- Made my highest score in cricket.
- Was awarded the captain's award for season 2006/07.
- Took my first catch.
- Had my first cigarette. (I don't smoke, though I've had a few).
- Explored more music, namely Pink Floyd, David Bowie and The Beatles.
- Passed theology!
- Saw my confidence reach higher levels than ever before.
- Felt pretty damn good at myself, not all the time, but more often.
- Quit my job that I'd held for 14 months (after blowing up a $2000 car wash, taking a crucial key away for the weekend, and a few other mistakes).
- Got a new job as a shitkicker with tradesmen.

Vent! Vent!

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Old 12-12-2007, 04:16 AM   #2
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became evil overlord at work and the bosses new plaything

lost a crap load of weight

cut my hair properly for the first time in 20 years

rode a bike for the first time in 15 years

joined interference !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pissed more money away than i ever thought was possible.

hmmm yep another year wasted.

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Old 12-12-2007, 05:16 AM   #3
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Um, I'll get back to you on that. I mean, there's still a few weeks left, right? I'll try to accomplish something in that time. I finished school last year and was just completely disillusioned this year. I had an offer for a course in theology, but declined. I needed a break.

Not really big achievements - just things I did this year:

- Started driving (at 18 )
- Finished a short course in life (model) drawing
- Became fascinated with Islam (and actually, quite a lot of religions other than Christianity and Judaism)
- Legal drinking... and too much of it (yet not enough?)
- Some stupid decisions
- Managed to live through the shittiest year for the West Coast Eagles ever as a huge fan
- Lost track of time a lot
- Started appreciating pre mid '30s music, movies and cartoons more
- Got some positive replies from a few artists and companies - the biggest being Penguin books
- Started living in the city
- Bought a trumpet. I need a teacher.

Ah well, I'll get back on track next year.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:40 AM   #4
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- Graduated.
- Got accepted onto teacher training course at the same university.
- Started "teaching" at my first school and am enjoying it - most days - so far.
- Finally stopped putting off going to the dentist and got my teeth seen to. All I needed was one filling.
- Started eating better, 9lbs lighter so far.

And the best thing to happen in 2007 was getting engaged.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:56 AM   #5
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Fuck all

Didn't achieve my dream of being 16 again. I act that age all the time yet no one seems to take me seriously
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:03 AM   #6
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- Got my driver's license (and a car )
- Got a holiday job (which I got to keep and now it's a parttime job next to my study)
- Passed my first year of university without flunking any courses
- Started my second year of university with having made the right decision for a major
- Started eating healthier and lost some weight
- Started to pay serious attention again to two of my biggest hobbies - singing and music
- Got to say goodbye to my grandmother the way I wanted to, even though I thought I couldn't at first
- Got to think even more positively about stuff and life, and didn't worry too much about things no one really should be worrying about period
- Got more confidence in myself
- Started living more and feeling alive
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:28 AM   #7
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-First Girlfriend
-First Proper Full Time Job
-Opened up my musical mind some more!
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I spawned.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:27 AM   #9
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- Adopted Kenya, 7/27/07
- Adopted Coke, 11/2/07
- Got my first AKC title with Kenya, CGC
- Got my SCA title for work
- I'm one "soft skills" day shy of a raise and new title (would liked to have been done, but boss wouldn't schedule me until Jan. 08)
- Helped with a major project where I was supposed to be web designer but ended up also being photographer, meeting scribe, committee member, etc.
- Starting with PHP and MySQL
- Made a new friend
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:34 AM   #10
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- Became an aunt for the 4th time.
- Met some interfacers for the first time.
- Saw Bono twice.
- Got my African kids bed nets.
- Got my kids school involved with Product Red.
- Spread the word on Africa.
- Raised money for 60 bed nets.
- Adopted an Orangutan.
- Did alot of fundraising for my kids school.
- Clean swept my house.
- Snowboarded again at 40!
- Got a new truck.
- Got a hamster.
- Put all my photos in albums-(that was a real accomplishment!)
- Challenged some of my fears.
- Had a change in my attitude of looking at certain issues.

This year just went by in a flash.
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In 2007, 10 years after my original graduation year, I finally graduated from university.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:09 AM   #12
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I paid off all of my debt.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:49 AM   #13
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Took an amazing life changing european journey
got my license
had a perfect semester
became a second cousin
made awesome new friends
learned to play most of U2 on my guitar
got a job i like (when they don't cut my hours)

wow...i feel genuinely happy after writing that
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- Met Bono for the 2nd year in a row
- Had our first aniversary
- Flew for the first time
- Worked out more

So much else happened to I think I'll post more when it comes to mind.

This year did go by fast
I'm absopositivly sure 2008 will be exciting as 2007
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:15 AM   #15
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Originally posted by waynetravis
- Met Bono for the 2nd year in a row
- Had our first aniversary
You and Bono?

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