How is Your 2019 Going So Far?

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#1 Posted by Ovirew (9078 posts) -

Hey Off Topic. How is this year going for you so far?

It's hard to believe we're already over 1/3rd of the way through 2019. We're not far out from Summertime, and in about as much more time it'll be Fall. It's going fast for me, at least.

I haven't been enjoying 2019. Just about every month this year has had a crappy moment. There have been some positives, the biggest one being I've enjoyed some nice days going for walks. And all things considered I'm still thankful to be here and getting by as best I can. But really, the first third has been rough. I am an optimist though, I think the rest of 2019 could improve.

Looking back over the past couple of years:

  • I think 2018 started off good, but Summer and much of Fall sucked, but it ended on a better note. Ended up feeling lousy overall, though.
  • 2017 had some iffy moments but I remember it being mostly good. I think it was one of the better recent years, maybe? I felt like friends were around more then.
  • 2016 was manageable, and seemed like a full year with a lot of things going on. But a lot of crappy things happened, too. I'd say it balanced itself out and was kind of neutral.

I'd love it if I could say the first ~4 months of 2019 were crappy but the rest was great. But I guess that remains to be seen. As long as it doesn't get worse, I'll take it.

How's everyone else holding up this year?

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#2 Posted by SaltSlasher (1141 posts) -

I feel like 2017 was really good, but ever since its been nothing but hype, despite feeling like its getting and better and better each year. Maybe deals are getting less and less, and I'm playing more and more Game Pass.

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#3 Posted by robert_sparkes (3075 posts) -

2018 was playing all the games I missed from 2017. 2019 I brought a PS4 so playing all the games I've missed mainly exclusives.

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#4 Edited by comp_atkins (35733 posts) -

2019 has been very hectic for me w/ my second daughter born shortly before the end of 2018 but no real complaints.

busy w/ work, busy at home. amazing how the time flies

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#5 Posted by CrimsonBrute (25390 posts) -

Meh. Like most years it has been a bit of a roller coaster.

@comp_atkins said:

2019 has been very hectic for me w/ my second daughter born shortly before the end of 2018 ubt no real complaints.

A better-late-than-never congrats!

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#7 Posted by GMAK2442 (959 posts) -

A lot of work. Lack of pleasure.

It could get better to very good.

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#8 Posted by Macutchi (6791 posts) -

it makes me sad reading these kind of threads. it's hard to get a sense of severity when people just say the year's been rough. i hope it's not rough as in been struggling to feed myself or seriously ill rough. my year's been ok so far. hope everyone who's struggling sees their fortunes turn round

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#9 Posted by johnd13 (9748 posts) -

I got my first full-time job so that was a step in the right direction. Though I've been thinking about looking for something more fulfilling. On a personal level, it's been meh.

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#10 Posted by sonicare (56758 posts) -

Going by quickly, to be honest.

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#12 Edited by Teenaged (31764 posts) -

Pretty bad.

And to think a friend of mine read the Tarot cards for me and said 2019 would be a relatively good year. Dont believe the Tarot cards, people.

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#13 Posted by Ovirew (9078 posts) -

@saltslasher said:

I feel like 2017 was really good, but ever since its been nothing but hype, despite feeling like its getting and better and better each year. Maybe deals are getting less and less, and I'm playing more and more Game Pass.

I guess as far as gaming deals go I can't really comment much. I had an XBO-X last year and did enjoy a couple of games I got quite a bit, but it did get expensive fast. I didn't really take advantage of Game Pass. That said, they did have a pretty massive sale on the Xbox Marketplace last year, for digital purchases.

@comp_atkins said:

@robert_sparkes said:

2018 was playing all the games I missed from 2017. 2019 I brought a PS4 so playing all the games I've missed mainly exclusives.

I kind of go in these weird cycles like that, too. In 2017 I had a Switch and started enjoying some of its games, but got paranoid and sold it. In 2018 I started really missing having some games to play again, and got an Xbox One X, and by the end of that year I'd sold that as well. And this year I went and got a Switch again. It's a bad way to be, and hopefully I just kind of stick with what I've got for the time being.

To be honest I haven't really been in the mood to play console games anyway. More than anything I want to play WoW Classic. Go figure, lol. Maybe I still do want what I can't have?

@comp_atkins said:

2019 has been very hectic for me w/ my second daughter born shortly before the end of 2018 but no real complaints.

busy w/ work, busy at home. amazing how the time flies

Congrats on the bebe! I guess things are going well for you, then? Well anyway, I hope 2019 is going better for the newborn than it is for some of us, lol.

@crimsonbrute said:

Meh. Like most years it has been a bit of a roller coaster.

@comp_atkins said:

2019 has been very hectic for me w/ my second daughter born shortly before the end of 2018 ubt no real complaints.

A better-late-than-never congrats!

I guess they all have their ups and downs. Still, I feel like I was kind of able to rate the last three years as "neutral, good and lousy" lol. Granted none of these years have been as bad as I'm sure they were for many people. I still have my health. I guess I can't help myself but examine the annual trends of things.

@warmblur said:

I could get dramatic and dark but I wouldn't go that route lets just say things have been permanently ruined since the early 00's and that's all there is to it. Some problems are permanent and your're f$ck for life that's me a poster boy for one of the biggest fu$k ups in the world.

Well I'm sorry to hear that, Warmblur. I guess some problems can't be fixed, but you can always try your best to view things with a positive mindset and change things you can change. Sometimes I feel like a pretty big screw-up myself.

I think there's a lot of constants and variables in life. There's things that make you you, and problems that you face throughout lifetime. There's the growth and change you go through, and the new problems. I think one of my favorite pictures of myself is still my kindergarten yearbook photo. For some reason that picture captured perfectly who I am, the look on my face and all. I can think back to that picture and see myself, and realize that even though I've grown and changed as a person, that part of me is still there.

But some things are out of our control. You've got to make the best of things with what you've got. And if you're not good enough for this or that person, maybe the truth is they just aren't good enough for you.

@gmak2442 said:

A lot of work. Lack of pleasure.

It could get better to very good.

For me it feels like work goes kind of fast, and I have these good moments where it's still light outside and there's stuff to do and people to talk to, but then there are these long periods of time where I am stuck at home or driving around alone late at night, and there's not much to do - and that can get depressing.

I think things are slowly improving this month, but I guess right now I feel like there's a lot of conflict and a lot of people making things more complicated than they have to be.

@Macutchi said:

it makes me sad reading these kind of threads. it's hard to get a sense of severity when people just say the year's been rough. i hope it's not rough as in been struggling to feed myself or seriously ill rough. my year's been ok so far. hope everyone who's struggling sees their fortunes turn round

Fortunately I can say I'm not that bad off. I've had some pretty lousy things happen this year, but I still have been eating and I'm not dying of any major disease that I know of. It's been a disappointing beginning to the year, but not a wholly horrible one. I'm thankful things are going as well as they are at least.

@johnd13 said:

I got my first full-time job so that was a step in the right direction. Though I've been thinking about looking for something more fulfilling. On a personal level, it's been meh.

Congrats on landing the job! Well, you know work is something that changes over the years. You might never be fully-satisfied with whatever it is you're doing for a living, but as long as you're mostly managing it's important not to worry too much about the what-ifs. Just the other day I was debating going back to my old job, but like people pointed out to me, I'm probably not doing horrible where I am now - and I left the old job because that wasn't working out, lol.

@sonicare said:

Going by quickly, to be honest.

It is, quite. I'm going to be honest, it's the 14th now, we're already about halfway through May. Dang! Where is the time going?

I'd like to enjoy the Summer and meet new people, but gaging things based off of how quickly the year is going so far, who knows how much time we really have for the Summer? I guess the key is to not let everything completely pass you by, and to make something of the time you're given.

@Teenaged said:

Pretty bad.

And to think a friend of mine read the Tarot cards for me and said 2019 would be a relatively good year. Dont believe the Tarot cards, people.

Sorry to hear that, Teenaged.

You know, I still check my horoscopes every day. Every single day. I check different kinds of horoscopes focused on different aspects of my life, I check different websites sometimes, I check on horoscopes for today, tomorrow, the week, the month, and the year. I'm not sure how much it helps, but for some reason I really like to have that perspective on things.

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#14 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6798 posts) -

Quit my full time job at the start of this year. Now doing a partime job for the last 3 months and not get the urge to move on with my life.

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#15 Posted by Horgen (120583 posts) -

@Teenaged said:

Pretty bad.

And to think a friend of mine read the Tarot cards for me and said 2019 would be a relatively good year. Dont believe the Tarot cards, people.

Well it could be worse, couldn't it? :P

It's been alright so far.

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#16 Posted by kriggy (1179 posts) -

I have no right to complain about my 2019. I quit my job mid-winter and went snowboarding in the mountains for the rest of the season. Got some real crazy powder days to remember for the rest of my life! And now I’m employed at a new place and things are going pretty well! Fun job even though I miss my former colleagues 😊

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#17 Posted by Mandzilla (4109 posts) -

It's my birthday and I have to go to work today. :(

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#18 Posted by Ovirew (9078 posts) -

@mandzilla: Happy Birthday, Mandzilla!

Well, I guess you've got to look at it like your exact birth date doesn't have as much weight as you give it. You've been almost this age for a few months now, you can simply pick an upcoming day off to celebrate a little.

All it really means is that 8760 hours passed again.

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#19 Posted by SuperfluousReal (361 posts) -

The start of my future.

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#20 Posted by Mandzilla (4109 posts) -
@Ovirew said:

@mandzilla: Happy Birthday, Mandzilla!

Well, I guess you've got to look at it like your exact birth date doesn't have as much weight as you give it. You've been almost this age for a few months now, you can simply pick an upcoming day off to celebrate a little.

All it really means is that 8760 hours passed again.

Thanks very much @Ovirew! I appreciate it.

Hmm, well I guess when you put it like that it's kinda funny how some of us freak out at turning a certain age on a specific day when in fact it's a gradual aging process lol. Very true though, wasn't such a big deal having to go to work once I snapped out of my lazy spell anyway.

Mhm, and kinda crazy how fast those 8760 hours can fly by. Going to have to make the most of all that time this year I reckon!

And yes, this weekend I plan to have a belated bday bbq if the weather's good. 👍

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#21 Posted by uninspiredcup (33654 posts) -

Be awfully hard to top the shittyness of last year, but i'm sure something will happen.

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#22 Posted by Clifford_Sexylips (64 posts) -

although it is still the beginnings of the year, I would describe it as bittersweet. A lot of failures but they were replaced by happy things from other people.

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#23 Posted by Peasly (328 posts) -

Almost into June already. Going too fast for my liking. Loving the games but dreading staring at my computer working at 6am in the dark in winter..!!

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#24 Posted by Gaming-Planet (19962 posts) -

Probably the most social year I've had since like 2011.

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#25 Edited by Ovirew (9078 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet: I was actually hoping this year would be a little more social for me, that I might meet new people. But maybe I've resigned myself to the idea that I live in a big area where most people don't want to get to know anybody new. It doesn't help that I'm not very outgoing.

How have you been having success with social life?

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#26 Posted by Gaming-Planet (19962 posts) -

@Ovirew said:

@Gaming-Planet: I was actually hoping this year would be a little more social for me, that I might meet new people. But maybe I've resigned myself to the idea that I live in a big area where most people don't want to get to know anybody new. It doesn't help that I'm not very outgoing.

How have you been having success with social life?

It's easier because I'm in school and got lucky grouping up with some social people in my classes. Also work on campus so I get to see a lot of the same people and make a lot of acquaintances.

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#28 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (25253 posts) -

Good so far. But, I haven't had much time for games over the past couple of months.

I did assemble a cheap i5-8600 PC and replaced my old car with a new one.

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#30 Posted by iamokkk (11 posts) -

My 2019 is going great.

I travelled a lot and meet a girl of my dreams.And met her by some dating service.

As i remember this one https://www.flirt.com/ .Now we are living a great life.So i want to wish everybody a great half of thi year,Move forward and find what you want.

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#31 Posted by livingdeadman (204 posts) -

It's alright. I'm noticing a lot more synchronicity with the time on the clock. I keep seeing the numbers 22 and 27 on the back of an NBA player's Jersey or on Youtube. Also for some reason I've stopped having dreams of using Telekinesis and Levitation. It started this year I had around 10 vivid dreams like this. I could throw bad people who pointed guns at me like a toy and I could fly over cities. It was exciting. But now they stopped. I'm making music still but they don't sound too good since I stopped experimenting with legal drugs. This year is going to be good because my favorite artist is releasing a new album this year, a new archer class in Maplestory, and new movies.

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#32 Posted by WickedMuffin (51 posts) -

let me say it is not so good as I hope it would be

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#33 Posted by WSGRandomPerson (13697 posts) -

Not so good.

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#34 Posted by Stranger_36 (666 posts) -

@WSGRandomPerson said:

Not so good.

Same.

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#36 Posted by Mickeyminime (1445 posts) -

Rather meh at the moment, i was diagnosed at the end of last year. I had my first main results and it wasn't good. So i'm hoping there will be an improvement when i get seen next time.

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#37 Posted by Blair5 (17 posts) -

kinda good, kinda fresh, I started new job, its fine.. I am trying to eat healthier and exercise more, be nicer to people. Honestly I am trying to make myself better.

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#38 Posted by Ovirew (9078 posts) -

@blair5: I think this is kind of what my year has been evolving into. I have to take some steps to improve things in my life more this year.

I don't really want to deal with another year starting off the way this one did, so I am hoping to make some positive changes. I think I've been doing a better job of getting outside and going for walks, that has been a big improvement this year. It's been one of the big highlights of the year so far.

I also really want to save up money for the next step, whatever that is.

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#39 Posted by carljohnsonCJ (457 posts) -

Epic Awesome😊

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#40 Posted by GMAK2442 (959 posts) -

Good and bad. And of course all this hard. Pretty hard.

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#41 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4860 posts) -

I slumped into a funk. I feel like Thor in the last Avengers. But I took my bike out for the first time, recently. So maybe I will get back into my good habits again.

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#42 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15562 posts) -

Horrible first five months, to be honest. Things are picking up for the better this month, hopefully it stays like that.

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#43 Posted by Ovirew (9078 posts) -

We're nearly halfway through the year now, that just kind of occurred to me.

This year has been going by quickly. I think things have gradually improved, but I still don't have an over all 'good' perspective on 2019.

I wonder if the way I'm looking at things is wrong, if maybe I shouldn't compartmentalize year by year and judge them. I think it's probably best to live in the present and not categorize time like I sometimes do. I guess even when you take that away though, it's still difficult not to look back at that span of several weeks not so long ago that weren't so great.

I keep going back and forth on what I should do with my life after this year. Last year I changed jobs and thought that might lead me to the next step, and some good has come of it, but it's really made life more complicated and maybe it was the nail in the coffin for a few friendships I had. Lately it's like I'm just hanging on until I make a decision. I wish both options had more to offer than they do so far, though.

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#44 Posted by Heirren (1469 posts) -

Ask the stalker ive got. Shes still at it.

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#45 Posted by VagrantSnow (342 posts) -

Can't complain too much. Would have liked to have found a new place to live by now. Living with my parents right now after my boyfriend of 10 years broke up with me and not exactly at the moving in stage with the current one. Other than that, work has been going well, finally got my student to open up more... on the last few days I was training her but she's got a job in another branch of the company so I am proud of her for that. Busiest branch in town though so I am wary on her ability to cope having been thrown into the deep end. She wasn't exactly the most confident in her own abilities. Beyond that, my only real pressing matter is finding myself a place to live that I can actually afford on my own.

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#47 Posted by Ovirew (9078 posts) -

@warmblur: Sorry to hear that, warmblur. I know going by some of your older posts that there's probably a lot more to your reasoning for feeling that way. But on the flipside, maybe you can try to enjoy the gift of life as best you can, since that is one thing you've got going for you that the dead do not. You have thoughts and feelings, and things that you are passionate about. You can enjoy songs and movies, and the company of others. You might even be able to help someone else and feel good from accomplishing that.

As lousy as things can be sometimes, I try to find something about life to enjoy. It's kind of ironic that I went from a childhood fascinated by video games and cartoons, to an adulthood determined to find love and friendship, only to wind up gradually returning to fascination with video games and cartoons. At least I will always have that.

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#50 Posted by XVision84 (16221 posts) -

@warmblur: I hope things change for you soon. I've noticed from your posts that you seem to be going through a lot right now. I know we don't really know each other but honestly feel free to message me if you need anything or if I can help in any way.