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Are you happier now than 5 years ago?

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31. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting Raven

YES !!! I'm a lot happier now, i'm more hopeful and optimistic, though i'm really busy in work i know what i'm doing and where its leading, i'm saving to go travelling, fingers crossed i can take 6mths - 1yr off work to go, am in the process of moving into a bigger place with my boyfriend who i love to bits, get on a lot better with my family, well we've all grown up so the little rows don't happen so much (i wouldn't say never !)

five years ago this month i was really confused and in a bad place, i'd just broken up with a boyfriend who i thought i loved but he had gone off with an (ex) friend on mine, been attacked in town at the end of a night out and felt really low because of it, had to make some really harsh decisions, had just been promoted with way too much responsibility so was quite stressed, just found out that my dad was moving my stepmom and brothers over to ireland for good and that she was pregnaant , by the end of month she'd lost the baby, having a lot of fights with my sisters who were being possessed by the devil and couldn't reach my brother who was starting to react to my moms passing away a few years earlier (97) by retreating into his own shell,

Awwwww.... what a tough woman and a fighter! Nár laga Dia do lámh..:)

32. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting steffbo

Quoting john7buck

I had more hair 5 years ago which was nice!

I think guys with less hair/bald can look very nice too;)

I agree, ass long ass their ass iss not sagging.

33. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting MatureMan

What an excellent thread .......... certainly made me reflective of where I was, how I was, and where and how I am now. I can honestly say I've grown as a human being enormously. In 2000 I was in a secure relationship aiding and abetting a career minded lady but by 2003 I'd ended it because we were repeating behaviours I experienced in my former marriage. On top of that I suffered a major flood in my house which lead to me being seriously stressed by some disgraceful behaviour from the very people who should have helped me. And, I entered into a legal battle with a pub who were churning out some abuse of their own. Today the pub has been silenced and I won my compensation from the insurance company in full and my house is almost back to its former glory. I am now a giant compared to how I was and proud of my acheivements. Thank you for the opportunity to take stock and value my efforts.

Thanks MatureMan. Well done on your endeavors there. May the force be with you!

34. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

abby - Go raibh maith agat agus slainte chugat.

35. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting Raven

abby - Go raibh maith agat agus slainte chugat.

'Se ur beatha..

36. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Err I should have said Tá fáilte romhat. Not that scottish Gaelic. What's happening to me? I'd been posting with errors here in TP. It all started with my first post today about that testicle food in the thread Exotic Foods From Your Country.

37. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

No. Beacuise that time I had no wife no son. But now I am a complete man.

38. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting mahmud

No. Beacuise that time I had no wife no son. But now I am a complete man.

So before you were incomplete? ;)

39. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Abbytaxi

Quoting MatureMan

What an excellent thread .......... certainly made me reflective of where I was, how I was, and where and how I am now. I can honestly say I've grown as a human being enormously. In 2000 I was in a secure relationship aiding and abetting a career minded lady but by 2003 I'd ended it because we were repeating behaviours I experienced in my former marriage. On top of that I suffered a major flood in my house which lead to me being seriously stressed by some disgraceful behaviour from the very people who should have helped me. And, I entered into a legal battle with a pub who were churning out some abuse of their own. Today the pub has been silenced and I won my compensation from the insurance company in full and my house is almost back to its former glory. I am now a giant compared to how I was and proud of my acheivements. Thank you for the opportunity to take stock and value my efforts.

Thanks MatureMan. Well done on your endeavors there. May the force be with you!

I totally agree. I must say Abbytaxi, you've come up with some really good threads here in TP. Great to have you!

40. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

This thread got me thinking where I was 5 years ago, I had to think hard but I do remember now. In July of 2000, I had quit a job that I absolutely loved to take a leap of faith and start working in my field (accounting). I went to work for a small firm compared to the big multi-location company I worked for for about 7 years. The adjustment was very hard because there were so many things I wasnt used to AT ALL. It took probably 6 months of being miserable to finally come to terms with it. Now I cant imagine not making that decision which in the long run was for the best. In less than 2 years, I will be buying this firm and my boss will work part time for me (revenge hehehe).

But in general, my life is so much better now, probably the best year yet and I never forget to count my blessing and cherish all the good things that have happened since.