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That was the year that was
delirium happy
2007 was a pretty good year overall. After a supremely sucky 2006 in which absolutely nothing happened, my goal for 2007 was to have a much more interesting year and to actually do stuff. I think I succeeded rather well on that one.

I'm trying to get my mental health sorted. I'm seeing various medical professionals on a regular or semi-regular basis, am on a bunch of different medications, and feel as if I'm making progress, slowly, on all fronts. I've met up in person with several different people, some of who I'd not met before, and some of whom I hadn't seen for years. I fell in love, then had my heart broken, but wouldn't change a thing about it if I could live my time over. I then had a threesome on the rebound from that, which ended up getting somewhat messy, but again, I wouldn't want to change any of it. I got around to doing things that I'd been procrastinating for years, like getting my hair cut and having my face zapped with a laser. I started updating LJ again regularly. I got involved in a nasty and unpleasant drama, did and said some things I'm not proud of, got quite viciously attacked by people I thought were my friends, and got to figure out who my friends really were. I got a Wii.

It hasn't been a momentous year. I won't look back at 2007 and think "wow, wasn't that great" or "that was a turning point in my life". Instead it was a year of slow, steady progress. A year where I lived rather than just existed, at least a little bit. Looking back, I feel proud of myself, overall.

So now it's time to look forwards, to 2008. My main hope for 2008 is that I'm going to continue on the progress I made in 2007. I'm not unrealistic. I don't think all my problems will be solved in the next twelve months, but I do think that I can solve a few of them and make progress on some others. If I can manage that, I'll be happy.

Once again, I'm not going to make new year's resolutions; I don't like making promises, even to myself, unless I'm sure I'm going to keep them. Instead, I'm going to list some of my intentions for the new year.

1. I want to be more sociable. I'm currently thinking that I'm going to aim to socialise with people out in the real world at least once every month. It's not a hugely ambitious goal, but I think it is achievable and is something that will help me.

2. I want to get my sleep patterns under control.

3. I want to get better at replying to LJ comments.

4. I want to stop always looking for a hundred reasons why not. Even if some things turn out to be failures or bad ideas, it's still better to try and to fail than not even to try.

5. I want to take stock at the end of every month. I think that spending half an hour or so every month to pause and reflect on how I'm getting on, and set myself some goals for the upcoming month would be good for me.

And finally, I'd like to say a big thank you to all of my friends for sticking by me and keeping me sane. I'd be lost without you, and I hope you all have a happy new year and a fantastic 2008.

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I know it's a bit late, but I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year, and hope that I will see a lot more of you in 2008 :)
Have much *squish* :)

I'm glad you don't have regrets and that we're all still good friends :) That's the most important thing.

I share your views on resolutions. I think the intentions you have are good though, and I hope you succeed at them.

I've had this comment window open for ages. I give up on finishing it appropriately. Love etc.

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