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Old 12-28-2008, 04:11 AM   #21
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Started off bad, then was, err, rad.. Overall, it's been a good year. 2009 needs to be much less drama though. Too much wasted energy.
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My year? Well, it’s been interesting. For one thing, it absolutely flew by. I know we say this every year, but this year honestly felt so quick. I reminisce and I get a little sad, just thinking about a lot moments, most of them relating to school. They always said high school is the best years of your life, and even though I could have done a lot more, I still had a great final year, and I will miss it dearly.

There’s plenty that I didn’t achieve this year. I remember I probably had three new year’s ambitions, one was to crack 60 kilos, which didn’t happen. The next was to get a girlfriend, which didn’t happen. And the final was to lose my inhibitions, which I actually felt I achieved, maybe not entirely, but I got there this year. I did really want to get a girlfriend, and it almost happened. But then she all of a sudden turned what we had going on its head, and closed every door I opened. It hurt, but it was a learning curve for me I think, and hopefully in the future I’ll be able to handle it all better.

I barely put on any weight, I’m still just as skinny and small as I was at the start of the year, and that never really bothered me, but I think having 300 blokes in Bay 13 chanting “Sherman” at you gives you a kick in the bum.

But there was plenty of good stuff too. I really did feel I lost some of my inhibitions, and while alcohol probably played a role in some situations, I am more comfortable in those previously nervy situations than ever before.

We didn’t lose any family members this year, my Nan is still going strong at 89.

I became closer with a few girls this year, and while none were any more than good friendships, it was a pretty good feeling and something that I cherished this year.

I made people laugh, which brought me a lot of joy in 2008.

My purity score dropped to 77%

I turned 18, and despite what people said about it being no different, I relished it. I LOVE being 18, and immensely enjoyed going out clubbing in Werribee, Geelong and the City. Being able to buy beer, smokes, lapdances, entry, whatever was cool and probably the main reason I enjoyed the year so.

I ended up surprising everyone and myself by doing fantastically well at school, which really capped off the great fun I had. I managed to maintain a social life and have heaps of fun while at the same time still being able to keep up with my school work.

I opened plenty of doors for myself with regards to my hoped sports journalism career. The local VFL (one step down from the national competition) club here in Werribee got me to write their match review articles all year long, and when the resident writer for the paper was absent, I stepped up and got articles published in the local paper.

I also did work experience at the Herald Sun (the leading Victorian newspaper) and impressed many people there, and as a result I’ve just ever so slightly got my foot in the door, and they informed me that the current ‘staff freeze’ will end in February, and I should ring back then to see if I can become a copy boy.

Overall 2008, while I still wish a lot more could have happened, was the best year of my life to date, which added to 2007 being the best year of my life the year before. I am hoping that this trend will continue in 2009, and I am confident that it will.



…wow got really carried away there.
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Started off bad, then was, err, rad.. Overall, it's been a good year. 2009 needs to be much less drama though. Too much wasted energy.



2008 was better than 2007, overall. But still, too much drama going on to handle. Though I'm a positive person and I got through it okay (pretty much), there were some moments which just made me go crazy. From 2009 on I really need to start thinking about myself more, before I overdo things and wear myself out. So, that's one of my good intentions for the new year: don't put myself in second place anymore!

Good luck to everyone in 2009, I really truly hope all of your wishes and/or good intentions will come true, if only even for a small part
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There were some rough patches, but all in all I'd label my 2008 rad.
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2008 was a good year. Finished my training/studying. Moved to The Netherlands during the summer. We bought a house here and moved in at the beginning of August. Found a job - despite some problems I'm thankful to have it and I love being there...most of the time. I discovered I love cycing and have managed to lose two stone since I've moved here and started doing exercise.

Next year I wish to stay healthy, start driving again and plan our wedding.
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2008 definitely had its bad moments, but i suppose it's been more good than bad.
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2008 was unraed. [/britishhistoryjoke]
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I ended up surprising everyone and myself by doing fantastically well at school, which really capped off the great fun I had. I managed to maintain a social life and have heaps of fun while at the same time still being able to keep up with my school work.




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Are ya going to uni then?
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Yep, offers come out Jan 20, and with my score a lot better than I expected, I should get in pretty safely
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Sounds quality...Melbourne's the best, if ya can get in.....but the Melbourne Model is supposedly screwing people over.....RMIT has the best journo course.....bloody hard to get into though...
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Sounds quality...Melbourne's the best, if ya can get in.....but the Melbourne Model is supposedly screwing people over.....RMIT has the best journo course.....bloody hard to get into though...
Go to the UoM - Axver and I are both there, that should be reason enough.
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"rad"?...I thought the 90's were over.
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"rad"?...I thought the 90's were over.
they're over? No way dude. . . .*packs away rollerblades and Pearl Jam cds*
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It's totally back, dude.
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2008=No U2 & no Pearl Jam=unrad
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Sounds quality...Melbourne's the best, if ya can get in.....but the Melbourne Model is supposedly screwing people over.....RMIT has the best journo course.....bloody hard to get into though...
I think my score may have allowed me to go to RMIT, I'm not sure, I'll see what happens. I feel a bit guilty now about not checking out more unis, Deakin was the only one I went to...

And I've been to Uni of Melb a few times for various things and notwithstanding the fact that I would have needed like 99 to get into a Media & Comms course there, the place is like a small fucking suburb.
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