Are you better off now than you were a year ago?

This topic is locked from further discussion.

Posted by Trender_man (136 posts) 5 months, 14 days ago

Poll: Are you better off now than you were a year ago? (38 votes)

Much better off 21%
Little better off 18%
About the same 24%
Little worst off 18%
Much worst off 18%

In general is your daily life better now than is was a year ago? i.e. happier

#1 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12819 posts) -

A little worse off, but only because of family drama. It doesn't have to do directly with me, but it still drags me down.

#2 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2561 posts) -

Well, this time last year I was two weeks past my college graduation, with no money, and living at my parents' house.

Now, I live in LA and I work in Hollywood, getting ready to make my directorial debut.

So yeah, my life sucks ;)

#3 Posted by Ring_of_fire (15645 posts) -

I guess a little better off. Still a mess academically, but am 60 lbs lighter than I was this time last year.

#4 Posted by Omni-Slash (54404 posts) -

I'm awesome no matter what year it is...

#5 Posted by Stranger_36 (464 posts) -

About the same.

#6 Posted by yokofox33 (29281 posts) -

Better I suppose. I've been promoted within the past year, so I'm making more money, but still not enough money.

I'm still a lonely loser though.

#7 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

For the first year in a while, I can honestly say, yes.

#8 Posted by indzman (16974 posts) -

nope everythings going downhill, for worse ^_^

#9 Posted by one_plum (6333 posts) -

Life's in limbo. Story of my year.

#10 Posted by ad1x2 (5490 posts) -

I'm one year closer to retirement, my car payments are several thousand dollars smaller, and this time last year I was in Afghanistan so I would say I'm better now than this time last year.

#11 Posted by Iszdope (9579 posts) -

I didn't think it was possible, but I'm worse off.

#12 Edited by ShepardCommandr (2327 posts) -

Same shit

#13 Posted by The-Apostle (12144 posts) -

The same. Definitely a lot worse than it was before Obama took over the country and Brown took over the state.

#14 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

Making more money but otherwise about the same.

#15 Posted by Skyz_ (56 posts) -

Much worse off. Lost a lot in the past year, only thing left I have is my job which is good I suppose...

#16 Posted by plageus900 (985 posts) -

Yes and no.

I'm out of the military and back home in Washington which is great.

But since then I've gained 25 lbs and have gone from making 50k a year to about 12k + monthly BAH from the VA whilst in school.

#17 Posted by GazaAli (22493 posts) -

For some strange reason, yes much better, even though nothing has changed at all since last year. On the contrary, I'd say things have deteriorated even more. Its really inexplicable, but I feel good, real good, basking in tranquility, serenity and self-possession.

#18 Posted by johnd13 (7931 posts) -

Pretty much the same. Only deviation is I work part-time at my university now which is the first time I have a job - even a petty one - in my life. On the other hand, still no gf...

#19 Edited by Korvus (2989 posts) -

Can I cheat a bit and say 2 years ago instead of a year? =P 2 years ago I was out of a job, struggling with a brutal adjustment to a career change, living in a country where you can barely survive economically and living 3000km away from my girlfriend.

Now I moved to a better country, living in a great place together with my fiance, we're getting married in a little over a month, started my one company and it's going great, we're planning on starting a family after the wedding....so yeah, I'm way better off =)

For the posters who say their life is getting worse, hang in there. I know it's not much comfort but the chances are, it'll get better.

#20 Edited by elkoldo (973 posts) -

Now that I look back, I see that I was doing pretty good last March.Life was better, uni stuff was good, family stuff was good, grandma was good, I never cared about anybody or anything ,and above all, I never had anything to regret.

For what it's worth,it's a funny coincidence that tomorrow is the Persian new year.Wonder how this new year will end.

#21 Posted by sukraj (21927 posts) -

I'm just as happy as I was last year.

#22 Edited by Ariabed (1101 posts) -

Hopefully will be better off living and working in Australia with my wife and 5month old daughter. Just sucks I have to leave my other two kids from a previous relationship back in the uk. Just a plane ride away I guess.

#23 Posted by EJ902 (14256 posts) -

Much better off I'd say. Last year I was inundated with coursework in university, surrounded by people in the same boat with morale very low, and I was worrying over whether or not I'd be able to get a job over the summer and if not, if I could get one when I graduated. Now I'm doing the final project for my degree, a project I enjoy and don't have strict deadlines so I can spend some time not working. Not only that I have a job offer lined up for after I graduate.

#24 Edited by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

Nope.

Life's still the same as ever: shit.

#25 Posted by comp_atkins (31219 posts) -

better is some aspects, worse in others.

#26 Posted by Master_Live (14081 posts) -

Worse, the slow march towards my demise continues. What a waste of life.

#27 Posted by Lord_Daemon (24233 posts) -

Nope...still struggling mightily to keep going whilst slowing staggering backwards instead of moving forward.

#28 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

about the same. still trying to figure out where i am going to go in life.

#29 Posted by elkoldo (973 posts) -

@Korvus85 said:

Can I cheat a bit and say 2 years ago instead of a year? =P 2 years ago I was out of a job, struggling with a brutal adjustment to a career change, living in a country where you can barely survive economically and living 3000km away from my girlfriend.

Now I moved to a better country, living in a great place together with my fiance, we're getting married in a little over a month, started my one company and it's going great, we're planning on starting a family after the wedding....so yeah, I'm way better off =)

Good for you.

@Korvus85 said:

.... chances are, it'll get better.

Gonna pin this to my mind.

#30 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

No. Thanks Obama. :/

#31 Edited by Newhopes (4475 posts) -

Wow what a awful list, just cements my decision not to buy a PS4 anytime soon.

#32 Posted by magicalclick (22401 posts) -

Still struggling to find a nice kinky bear dominant guy that can match my personality. Other than that, things has been going great. Great family, great career, good health, good investment, good friends.

#33 Posted by Korvus (2989 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

Gonna pin this to my mind.

You probably should. If you keep trying, there's no guarantee that your life will improve drastically but if you give up it definitely won't.