Although I didn’t put anywhere near as much effort as I intended. 2008, though, that will be my year of victory. 5 years ago
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*My divorce was finalized!!!!!
*X’s stuff out of my garage!! I spoke up and set a deadline and it happened!
*Applied for new jobs even though I Love the one I have. I’m working toward relocating and having a house chosen to meet my needs and wants. I know where I want to be and I’m working toward that goal.
*Sang in a real concert! One of six people on stage singing accapella. Very positive response.
*I let my daughter move away from home, even though I believe it wasn’t a good idea, and I am supporting her with love and encouragement-not money. 5 years ago
my boyfriend of two years asked me to marry him, which totally freaked me out.
believe me, it’s a pretty cool life just as it is. but to share that cool life with someone else feels pretty victorious at the moment. 5 years ago
but don’t think I accomplished as much as I set out to do. 2007 was one of the worst/best years of my life. Apart from what I set out to do myself I was actually able to help my 17-year-old apply to University programmes in Vermont and in the UK. She was accepted with conditions to the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester and was officially offered a place in the Modern Languages Programme at the University of Sheffield and the University of Vermont. She will accept the Sheffield offer. I’m immensely proud of her. I couldn’t ask for a daughter more dedicated to her studies than her. Her 2007 victory is my victory as well. 5 years ago
but i’ve had one of the worst months in years and i’m feeling sucky and sore and frustrated and broke and full up with self pity. i hate pain. it hurts. and living on pain killers that only work for 2 hours is not my idea of living.
ignore me, i’ll get out of this eventually. 5 years ago
I can reflect as to whether 2007 has been my year of victory or not. I gave up this goal a while back but it was my friends here that gently nudged me back into the fold. In the grand scheme of things no 2007 hasn’t been a year of victory but if I let myself focus on those little things this year that have pushed me forwards, the people who have helped and supported me and the plans and hopes I now face 2008 with then yes 2007 hasn’t been so bad after all. 5 years ago
my last entry on this goal was 5 weeks ago and i suddenly recalled it this morning. i was so positive, so recently. what happened to swing my attitude in those few weeks? how fast things can change.
i am feeling very low today. largely this change is due to a surge of anxiety and health problems that are not new but that have been dormant for much of this year, or at least 6 months of it. i have fibromyalgia which had also all but gone and in the past couple weeks the pains and tiredness and many other symptoms have flared up again making me feel really miserable.
this has impacted on my personal peace and happiness and in turn my relationship with the x-x has been dealt a heavy blow from which at this point i don’t know if we can recover.
so instead of feeling like this has been a victorious year i’m feeling back to square one, and really pretty damn depressed.
not a good way to end an otherwise largely good year. i don’t know if i have the energy to work through all this shit again if in the end i’m back to where i started. 5 years ago
regardless how 2007 was for us let’s make like a mountain climber and strive for the next summit after we reach this one – the new goal : make 2008 MY year of victory5 years ago
another one to forget but maybe some foundations have been laid in the latter few months that will lead to something fruitful in 2008! 5 years ago
well this year so far (and there’s like, what, 6 weeks left give or take?)
Been a good mother – i’m proud of most my parenting this year.
Asked for and received a salary raise
Caught a big local company plagiarising my work online and gotten them to pay me out
(that’s 2 points for my Grow Girl Balls goal)
Had my photos in an exhibition
Finally gotten an assistant at work
Made a good start at a new relationship with my X-X
Got my first by-line in print (another on the way) plus a photo of mine was printed in the same publication.
Finally have a DSLR if not quite my own, then mine for as long as…. and loving it!
And this won’t be because of my own ‘victoriousness’ but on Friday i get to pick up my first ever car (never owned one before) – alas i can’t buy my own – well not a one year old as this one is cos I don’t earn enough, but the X-X is buying it for me, cash. So yay! 5 years ago
500 laps of this park thus far. Would like to do 600 before snow halts my progress. Since I’ve lived in this area (11 years) I’ve never done 600 laps in a year. 5 years ago
i won’t be happy when i’m standing on the verge of new year’s eve if i don’t record the songs i’ve written. no matter what i’ve accomplished all year, i won’t feel as if i’ve accomplished anything at all if i don’t get that done.
mixing and mastering them can happen later. i have to get them out of me and it’s already october! i don’t have much time. 5 years ago
in september, i landed non-union voiceover work in a kiddie cartoon on PBS. i get to be on two episodes as an elephant, and i even get to sing a cute little song. jingles is one thing, but this is different. i’m thinking i want a voiceover reel that’s really together and i want some tips/classes/instruction, so i’m going to get the voiceovers unlimited package before the end of the year, so i can write it off on my taxes.
very happy about this. it’s a real step in the right direction. (and that prego commercial is still running…) 5 years ago
OK—so far this year I have:
Given my first paper at a national convention
Travelled to China (Asia first time)
Been elected President of a Club with 500 members
Begun serving on a major arts board
Got a new job that I really like and where I could potentially stay for a long time
Just bought a really nice new car! (2008 Honda CRV) 5 years ago
the top five as picked by the judges.
i got my scoring today of the top 5 pics. bearing in mind that the judges are all pro photographers who were told to judge us without being lenient cos we’re all amateurs, i can tell you that the average rating of all photos entered was 5.5 and the highest given was 7.0.
That said, i was pretty happy with my lowest being 5.6 and my highest being 6.8 – esp. since many of the other participants have fancy DSLR cameras.
On Sunday next week end we’re all getting together on a farm out in the Winelands for a “photo mounting party” and a braai (BBQ) and some wine;) which will be a great chance to meet more of the local flickr-ites. 5 years ago
just found out that one of my photos is going to be used in an Expressions of Cape Town exhibition here in Cape Town which i entered via flickr…. you had to send in up to 30 photos on an anonymous CD and they were judged by 5 top local photography experts and the results were posted this morning.
In addition to having the photo exhibited at a really nice and popular local tourist destination (the V & A Waterfront) we have our top 5 pictures judged professionally and critted (whether the photos were chosen or not) and business cards printed so that anyone who may want to contact us to buy prints can do so.
My first ever public exhibition!
:D 5 years ago
this time not in the goal but in not giving up on the goal. All thanks to Sessygail and John Lee for reminding me that I have achieved some pretty cool stuff so far this year and I shouldn’t dismiss them so easily.
Thank you you too. I will add one other thing I have achieved in 2007 and that is meeting some pretty amazing on 43T (((hugs))) 5 years ago
of lows during the last year, but I’ve been able to put myself in a place where I can really enjoy life without having the stress of everyday life and having to apologize for my weaknesses and mistakes. I can forgive myself for not being perfect. I know that I am not, but I also realize that I have a lot of strengths that have never been appreciated by myself or anyone else. August has been a month of many emotions I thought were probably slipping away into oblivion. I know what I want out of life – professionally and personally and I can live with the positive and negative that will come my way. I have survived a lot of garbage in the last 20 years, but I am excited for the future and what the world has to offer S.C..
As my buddy Jon Bon Jovi says in (You Want To) Make A Memory – I want to steal a piece of time, I gotta try and solve life’s mysteries, sing a melody – and just breath. I want to make memories, not just recall them.
The sun is shining and I’m taking it in. 5 years ago
an IT position where I currently work and start training on Monday. I’ve never wanted to do this job EVER – but with the way my job search is working out lately I need to look to the future and try to advance myself professionally and build on my job knowledge. I’m excited about this new challenge, but a little nervous, too. But once I get over the learning curve – I will be good at it. When I learn something, I learn it well. 5 years ago
I tried to invite someone to this goal and WHAM it’s marked as complete. This happened to me a couple of times on this site.
This sucks. With seven months to go in 2007 how can I claim it a victory. It’s like Mission Accomplished all over again. 6 years ago
So I set this challenge, and have a challege date of May 31 – huh? I wanna see how many business things I can get done between now and then, and besides, if its a challenge, I’ll see it in yellow everytime I log onto the site and will keep thinking – Victory Victory Victory ! ! ! 6 years ago
So how scary is this – I just ordered the first of my Christmas merchandise, which is not scary in and of itself, now if the time that retailers do that, but unlike many retailers, as soon as the merchandise arrives (next week) I will start listing a great deal of it on eBay. Scary thing is – I know that some particular Christmas items will indeed start to sell very soon.
It’s my hope that I can do some major trend spotting to carry through the rest of the season. 6 years ago
if you want to see the prego spot i did in late march, click here.
wow. i’m really doing it. 6 years ago
just landed a promo spot on comedy central. we shoot it tomorrow. it’s my 2nd commercial in about two months. (the last one was a Prego national which is up and running now.) and yeah, the indie feature length film is in the can. thank God.
i think my supervisor on the day job is starting to get nervous… 6 years ago
I was right – this was a big moment and I came out a winner in this deal. Without a doubt I know my supervisors are happy that they can hold onto me here because they don’t want to lose my skills and knowledge, but on the other hand, they are brown to the bone and really didn’t like losing the battle. I certainly don’t want to stay there forever (or even 6 more months, for that matter), but I felt like I just won the lottery. This truly is my first victory of the year. But I’m not stopping here. I have better plans for my career and finally giving UPS the heave ho. 6 years ago
i got a call to work on music for a feature length semi-major indie film. it was vocal cues and such, to demo for a rough edit. if they like what i did, i get to record it for real. i think i’ll find out whether i got it or not in another week or so. if i do, it happens in may.
i think i know how this works. it’s an inside job and i’m definitely an outsider. but for a moment, i glimpsed a world that i’d like to be a part of – music supervisor, composer, music director – that i’d never really considered before. really puts all those music lessons i’ve pushed for in the past year in perspective. and it makes me want to push harder to really learn how to play. 6 years ago