NYE last year was the last day of my restaurant. We closed and remodeled. I assumed I’d be funemployed for that time but instead another department wanted my help because... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Doing a 2019 reflection. Come talk about your year, too.

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1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 4:24:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
NYE last year was the last day of my restaurant. We closed and remodeled.

I assumed I’d be funemployed for that time but instead another department wanted my help because they liked me (and still do??) so for two months I did admin and learned I’m not a sit-at-a-computer type of person.
After that ended I thought for suuuure I’d get to enjoy funemployment.
BUT THEN another restaurant needed my help and they still like me too???

I’m very happy at my restaurant. We’re busy and people like the menu and the atmosphere. I like my managers and my chefs.
I even gave myself a promotion and am a manager there now?????
(Though still mostly bartending)

So I’ve decided - for now - no grad school. Restaurants are where I am happy.

I’ve lost some friends this year to stupid drama. And same to boys. Though I was much more mellow on that front this year - thank goodness.

Overall 9/10

1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 5:02:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm really ready to put this year behind me because there have been a lot of problems and I have zero energy to list them all out, in all honesty.
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 5:58:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
year was for the most part okay except 2 tragedies.

1. watched my rooster basically get murdered by my dog. i think i have low key ptsd from it.
2. my grandma just recently passed, which is ... hard, of course. for obvious reasons.

otherwise i can't write 2019 off as a terrible year. not as a whole, anyway
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 6:14:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
Took a promotion. Super killing it. Made new friends. Grew a beard. Saw family. Same friends, but don't see them as much, sadly. Tore a hole in all my pairs of jeans. Slightly fatter. Overall, solid year. I'd do it again.
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 6:26:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Big life decision there and glad you felt confident to make the choice. Seems all my food industry friends have also had a killer year.

I did a whatever-can-fit-in-the-car move from Atlanta to Seattle. Visited family in Colorado and Montana along the way. Life highlight level road trip.
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 6:32:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Bro, I'd have bought you drinks.
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 6:50:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/23/19 - 5:02:06 PM Rag_Doll_ wrote:
I'm really ready to put this year behind me because there have been a lot of problems and I have zero energy to list them all out, in all honesty.

Similar to this on my end. ^

- - - - -
One of my friends stopped college after an associate's degree and has done really well for herself in the resturant industry and now as a successful bartender making bank. Really suits her personality.
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 7:28:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
This year has been exhausting. Went back to work full time after maternity leave, lost my job, found another, then a teaching program, commuting too much, work is too stressful, but only till July.
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 7:40:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Rag & mouse - I hope you have killer 2020s after the trying year you’ve had. You both deserve so so much.

Thank you, cpayne, for also reminding me that I’ve gained weight and I am the heaviest I’ve ever been. But I’m telling myself it’s because of muscle and not because I drink too much.

Bungle’s roadtrip sounds aawweeesome. I can’t even imagine what you saw (and mostly didn’t see).

Kraken, my condolences for your grandmother. I’m wishing the best for you and yours during this holiday season

Spoon - i don’t think enough women are praised for having to step back into their career after having their first child - especially after losing your job and sticking with it. Really impressive work.
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 7:47:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've had worse.

(that's my reflection)
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 8:44:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ups and downs. Still super anxious and depressed etc, but I did get to visit my brother in Thailand this year..
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 10:24:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it is more likely people, in general, don't really like their jobs all that much so it is wonderful you found something you enjoy and succeed at.

Our 2019:
-Birth of Son in March
-Husband got best job ever, started in April
-Drove around in hot southern summer in a non A/C vehicle
-Purchase mini van in Oct.
-Death of cat in October
-Adoption of two new cats in November
-I finally figured out, at age 39, what I want to do with my life. I started back to school in Oct.
-Husband got a bad medical diagnosis in Oct.
-Death of a cousin and an uncle within like two weeks of each other
-Finally went to IKEA, twice, after years of wanting to go!
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 11:36:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
A complete waste of time.
1 month ago - Monday 12/23/19 - 11:51:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Work was my life.

And I moved out of my parents’ house.

And then I was drunk at a bar a bunch.

And my grandfather passed away.
1 month ago - Tuesday 12/24/19 - 10:18:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/23/19 - 11:51:37 PM amaqdrinker wrote:
Work was my life. And I moved out of my parents’ house. And then I was drunk at a bar a bunch. And my grandfather passed away.

My grandfather passed 15 years ago today and my grandmother (his wife) passed a week ago today. I feel fortunate to have a living grandparent when I am 42.
1 month ago - Tuesday 12/24/19 - 12:49:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
My mom’s mother is doing fairly well at 85.
1 month ago - Tuesday 12/24/19 - 2:55:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/23/19 - 11:36:42 PM Abzurd wrote:
A complete waste of time.


That certainly can’t be true. All that time passed brought you to here and now. Not a waste!
1 month ago - Tuesday 12/24/19 - 3:56:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/23/19 - 7:40:48 PM Liag wrote:
Bungle’s roadtrip sounds aawweeesome. I can’t even imagine what you saw (and mostly didn’t see).


It was so frustrating being a solo driver for it. So many times I wished I could have pulled out a camera. Crazy views I never saw doing east coast drives.

On Monday 12/23/19 - 6:32:45 PM cpayne wrote:
Bro, I'd have bought you drinks.


I'll be back! Skipping this holiday season for financials, but nearly 100% chance I'm out there for one of the holidays late next year, if not sooner. Denver and (way out of the way Ouray) are the destinations.
1 month ago - Tuesday 12/24/19 - 5:55:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
2 years ago. I was homeless.

So I'm not sweating last NYE or this one.

I mean being homeless was pretty suckish.
I'm an eternal optimist now.
Still getting used to home life, to be honest, but I'm living the life of Riley.
1 month ago - Tuesday 12/24/19 - 6:05:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
2019 was terrible for me
i struggled with casual alcoholism and alternated between periods of aesthetic purity where i didn't drink and terrible binges where i list myself
i hate my life and myself
nothing improved and everything got worse
1 month ago - Tuesday 12/24/19 - 7:25:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 12/24/19 - 6:05:13 PM wonderland42 could have wrote:
i hate my life and myself nothing improved and everything got worse

1 month ago - Tuesday 12/24/19 - 8:21:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
new years eve i took a girl to a party where she took psychedelics, prescription pills, and drank a bunch of alcohol. i spent the entire night taking care of this person while they were living what was no doubt the most traumatic experience of their life, debating with myself because everyone else abandoned me. then i decided that this year i wasnt going to do the stupid sh-t ive been doing for the past 3 years. this was extra confirmed when i ate a half an ounce of shrooms and tried to kill myself to make the pain stop, during the trip i just came to the conclusion that most of my friends dont give a f-ck about me.
1 month ago - Tuesday 12/24/19 - 8:21:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
i quit my career that was doing nothing but giving me depression and anxiety, and became a host at a restaurant, was killing it and then got promoted pretty quickly in BOH stuff but really wanted to serve and they made it obvious i wasnt going to so i went back to the career i quit but in a different position but my boss was an asshole like none other that id ever dealt with my life so i gtfo and now work at a health food store. i got into a committed healthy relationship and am thriving in it. she’s made me feel love like ive never felt and hopefully will never have to search for again. im on a path to pay off the debt that i put myself into and maybe go back to school. i stopped drinking every night and now all i do is smoke pot and watch tv, and while the demons that i face haven’t gone away, this year has shown me that i can probably fight them enough to live an okay life
1 month ago - Tuesday 12/24/19 - 8:48:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Bungle, I literally live an hour from Ouray. Would gladly meet up if it's in the cards.
1 month ago - Tuesday 12/24/19 - 8:54:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I’ve come to the conclusion that odd numbered years seem to suck. And I feel so terribly that so many of you can attest to that.

Though my well wishes may mean nothing, I do genuinely hope the best for you all in the coming year. Sincerely.
This place and all of its inhabitants have been such a large part of my life and I care deeply for you all.

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