good riddance 2007

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A highlight of 2007–a lovely terrarium from Melissa

I don’t mean to be overly dramatic, but 2007 was probably the worst year I’ve ever had. It was, of course, punctuated with plenty of great and happy moments, but overall? Totally sucky. What kept me going, pathetically enough, was knowing that things could actually get much worse!
I wasn’t planning to make any New Year’s resolutions for 2008, but they just flashed in my brain the other day. So, I’m going to do my best to look forward instead of backward, to be productive and proactive, to work hard, to learn new things, to go to more movies, to drink more water (it’s a recurring resolution), and to just generally get my act together. I am also hoping to develop a specialized and unique (i.e., quirky) skill, but that might be a little unrealistic. We’ll see how it goes.

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29 Responses to good riddance 2007

  1. Happy New Year! I think everyone should add developing a quirky skill to their resolution list. I hope your 2008 is the best year ever!

  2. stef says:

    What can I say? I’m crossing my fingers for you, and wishing you a really good year! Let’s make it a good year, each of us – I too really need to get positive for a change.

  3. Melissa A. says:

    I feel the same way about 2007 as do you. I don’t make resolutions, but I haves goals, some of which I started already, some will be new (like finally decorating the apartment I’ve been in since September).

  4. Nicole says:

    Happy New Year!

  5. Nicole says:

    Sucky happens. And it sucks when it does. I hope 2008 goes better for you…

  6. Melanie says:

    Happy new year!
    I can’t wait to see what quirky skill you decide to cultivate.

  7. gleek says:

    happy new year!

  8. carolyn says:

    i agree – 2007 sucked ass. good fucking riddance to it.

  9. sara says:

    Wow, it’s like you wrote my new years post for me! 2007 totally and completely sucked. I’m glad to see it go.
    Here’s to a better new year for all!

  10. Kim Unertl says:

    Many wishes for a better 2008!

  11. claudia says:

    My best wishes for a highly improved 2008.
    Nice terrarium. Maybe even *I* could keep something like that alive.

  12. Daphne says:

    I like your resolutions and hate bad years. 2007 was just — different and hard, for me. The best part was twin nephews and that makes up for a lot of bad. The terrarium is beautiful.

  13. chez shoes says:

    Wow, that bad? I’m sorry to hear that. My 2007 was just *incredibly* mediocre. Here’s to a 2008 that doesn’t suck!

  14. melissa f. says:

    one of the best parts of 2007 was getting to hang out with you so much… regardless of the circumstances. here’s to loads more best baguette this year.

  15. amy k. says:

    here’s to a lot less suckin’ in 2008!!

  16. Oiyi says:

    Happy New Year! I hope this year will be better for you.

  17. Tooth Carrie says:

    Cheers to ’08!

  18. Jennifer says:

    Happy New Year! Here’s to a fabulous 2008. We’ll be coming to Portland to visit our dear friends who just moved there – so we’ll finally get to meet in person! *Hugs*

  19. Lydia says:

    I’m sorry to that 2007 was so bad for you! Consider yourself hugged. I hope that 2008 is as un-sucky for you as 2007 was sucky. I’m not into resolutions, but that “drink more water” thing is a constant recurring theme for me, too. Someone told me what she does is set-out eight 8-ounce bottles of water from Trader Joe’s and uses those to gauge where she is on the water thing. Sounds like a good idea, no? Although I would probably wash the little bottles and reuse them instead of throw them out and buy more.

  20. Deb says:

    Hey Mariko, I usually lurk but I thought I would come out of hiding to wish you a Very Happy New Year in 2008! I hope that 2008 is a thousand (okay, maybe a hundred) times better than 2007!

  21. meimeicrafts says:

    Man, do I feel ya. 2007 was one of my toughest years ever too, I’m sorry to hear that it was rough in your world as well. When it was finally over I literally felt lighter, that 400 pound weight I’d been carrying around had been shrugged off. Good riddance! I got good feelings about this year and I’m sending some over to you post haste.

  22. ellen says:

    I’ve been seeing your sentiments about 2007 all over the web – I hope 2008 proves to be everything you hope for.

  23. Paula says:

    Wow! You too? And we all seem so happy on our blogs…
    I’m tempted to vent, but then I think of all those relatives my mom has given my blog address…
    Anyway, I live in Seattle and I don’t know who you are at all, if you want to anonymously vent to someone.
    Happier New Year to you!

  24. Paula says:

    Wow! You too? And we all seem so happy on our blogs…
    I’m tempted to vent, but then I think of all those relatives my mom has given my blog address…
    Anyway, I live in Seattle and I don’t know who you are at all, if you want to anonymously vent to someone.
    Happier New Year to you!

  25. carol browne says:

    My sentiments exactly…however, my 2008 is really looking good – I expect the same for you! Happy New Year!

  26. Amy says:

    I have similar feelings about 2007 and, actually, a similar philosophy about it. Hang in there! I love that terrarium and will shamelessly steal the idea. Thanks for posting it and thanks to Melissa for making it!

  27. Molly says:

    Here’s to a 2008 that is much much better for you! 🙂

  28. Susan says:

    Are you looking to acquire a specific quirky skill?
    I feel the same about 2007, although I think for me the awfulness started in Dec. 2006. Staying optimistic is really tough. Things are a little better now but it’s still really difficult. I guess there’s nothing to do but try to listen to all those cliche things that everyone says to make you feel better.
    We can do it!!!
    Oh, and your oven mitt is super cute.

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