Are You Finding That Each Year Is The Same As The Previous One?

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
May 4, 2011 4:19pm CST
I have put this in "enjoy life" because I don't want people thinking I'm waaay too serious and moan all the time. It's just a fact that each year mirrors the previous one. Granted, I may visit Mum at slightly different times of the year (and vice versa) but, more often than not, the last 3 years or so are practically identical to one another in how I map out my days and the fact I'm still out of work. The only difference this year has been the Ebay thing that I've listed on plus the GPT sites that I've researched and "given a go" due to this computer being faster than my previous, old version that broke. Another thing..I've noticed how FAST the years are going by. I mean, it's already MAY and it's gone by in the blink of an eye. I'm not depressed..honest..it's just I often think..."Is this it?" There are people that can do so much good with their time and energy. Me? I really can't be bothered. Isn't that an awful thing to say?
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
5 May 11
I sure make it a point to have activities in my life that break the monotony. It is after all in our hands to create a life that brings joy and happiness and also some variety. Apart from this external factors also play role in making our life exciting. Each year has to be different atleast to some extent. Just to give you an example. I have a party for orphans during christmas time and it is at my place but this time I took them to a beach resort.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 May 11
Awww, what a wonderful gesture my friend. I'd love to see their little faces when you took them to the beach resort, it sounds like a lot of fun.
@allknowing (56782)
• India
6 May 11
I have these parties for these kids every year but this beach experience is something I will never forget.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
5 May 11
And the older you get, the faster the years will go, Janey, trust me. My years seem to be about the same but overall, the country's and society's years are getting worse. The takers are increasing and the scams continue to abound. And ordinarily, I'm an optomist.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
5 May 11
Yes, I'm normally an optimist as well. Keeps me going on "bad" days. I refuse to "go under" though. No-one would see my tears (as hubby is at work most days) so what's the point? In fact, whenever I do cry I make sure hubby sees me..told him I felt "useless" the other day and I could tell it upset him, even though he said something to make me laugh (he's good at that) to lighten my mood. Judging by the members on here, this feeling is quite common around the world..that's the scary bit, no-one is immune. Well, perhaps Australia..but I'm too old to emigrate there. What a bummer!
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
5 May 11
I heard once and don't know if it's true now or not, that you had to be invited and have a sponsor to move to Australia. I wonder if any of our Australian friends would know about this?
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 May 11
You sure you're not depressed?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
5 May 11
Who me? Noooo! Just a bit fed up with my body, if truth be known. Toying with the idea of ringing the docs but I'm not a big fan of the medical establishment at the moment..for various reasons.
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@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 May 11
I don't blame you...
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
1 Sep 11
"it's already MAY" Sorry I am late getting to this one, I just found it in my old emails. Well guess what. It is now September and I am thinking the same thing that you were in May. Where has the year gone? This year has been a lot different to previous ones though as we moved house for the first time in ten years. Similarly, 2010 was different because we took some time out to go on separate holidays and then went away as a family at the end. 2012 will be on us before we know it and who knows what that will bring. Will the world really end?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
2 Sep 11
Oh God, I hope not!
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
6 May 11
well, yes, i think i have noticed this as well. but i think a slight improvement is happening but its too little of a difference to be noticed. last year i am in a different state, i would say. i was confused, not happy.. but somehow right now i am feeling great, i am not expecting, but i am hopeful. i am not worried but i am planning. i know things will get better and even if i don't see the changes the fact that i have a new phone, that i have my family i know some things have improved. =)
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
7 May 11
Good for you!
@thaMARKER (3096)
• Philippines
5 May 11
yeah.. it's as if i was watchin the fireworks outside our house on New years eve. and now it's already May. some things are still happening this year in my life but most of it are different now. it's really up to you if you start makin changes. still have couple of months to go and i dont have much plans but im sure there will be big ones for me this year. i hope most of it will good or positive..
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 May 11
I know, it's scary how the time flies. I guess it's all in my hands isn't it my friend?
@Bernard9 (56)
5 May 11
Hi I know the feeling..the older we get the faster they seem to go. O think there are two reasons for this. First we don't do anything different ... our lifes run on auto-pilot...we do the same thing each day at the same time. Secondly, and related to the first is that we are not learning as much as we grow older. When we were younger we spent much of our time experiencing things...everything was new and we had to keep learning (play). So really the only solution is to make changes to your routine, do new things, explore new places, revisit old dreams and try to make them come true.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 May 11
We need money to do a lot of things, though which is where the problem lies. When I was younger I didn't really need a lot of money to enjoy myself..it didn't matter. Now it's a different story. Friends are thin on the ground so I can't go round anywhere "for a girlie chat" which would be free, of course!
@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
5 May 11
My years have all been different. I love changes, and I have had many different jobs, lived many different places etc. I love to learn new things and I love to visit places where I have never been before. This year my husband and I bought a house on an island that I don't know so well. Living here is a new experience for me and I look forward to exploring every part of the island. I also have a new job on this island and I hope meet some new friends from my local area. I like to learn something new every year, I take different kinds of classes, listen to talks about different topics etc. Every year is different and I hope that it will remain that way
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 May 11
Is it a Danish island you live on? I believe Denmark is one of the best countries to live and I feel like moving there right now lol. I'm so glad you are happy. That makes me happy too.
• India
5 May 11
once you come at a stage where you are not doing any thing new in life this feeling is obvious. but to be true pas is never the same as present. you can only think like that but actually you have learned a lot of things from the past year and you instincts will try to avoid some wrong things and correct it automatically.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 May 11
Mmm, that's very true. Apparently, the Japan Earthquake has tilted the Earth on its axis a bit more, meaning that we lose a few seconds at the end of each year from now on. Talking about wishing our lives away..I only hope they're aren't anymore..well, anywhere in the world really, not just Japan.
• China
5 May 11
So do I.I feel as if each day copied the day before.The year is largely identical but with minor differences too.Time flies like an arrow,cold and heat succeed each other,I have been 63.Something that took place several decades ago seems like yestesday.I think that the vast majority of people most likely lead such a humdrum life.For all mortal beings,as long as he or she is fair-minded,kindhearted and industrious,he or she may well say that his trip of life has been well worthwhile.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 May 11
Well said my friend. We can only do what's right can't we? We all do our best and see where it leads us.
@GardenGerty (92278)
• Marion, Kansas
4 May 11
No, My years vary a lot. I have to go back and see what I did each year. I learn new things and get excited about different things. Money, however, is always an issue.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
5 May 11
It's great that you have the motivation to learn new things. I reckon Mum must do this if she is indeed "potted" as she puts it. She loves gardening but that's seasonal of course. If she wins some sort of pay-out I reckon she should invest some of it in a laptop or something to surf the net. She'd love it, I'm sure.
• United States
4 May 11
For me based on personal experience I have found that nothing has really changed, a few good moments then back to the same ole routine. Struggling year after year even when I do well, I still have to fight to keep the flow going.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
5 May 11
You're strong-willed though, I can see that. I often thought I was the same (and, believe me, I haven't had it as tough as you my friend) but, I dunno, perhaps I'm not as strong as I make out I am, although a medical problem of mine doesn't help matters. Mirena Coil to be exact. Why I agreed to this I do not know. Seven months I've had it and still no marked improvement. I don't get the "flooding" now but I don't have a proper cycle either. My calendar at the front of my diary is full of red circles! I was told - initially, to give it the full year but I'm not convinced about this. Why are women experimented on in this way? I feel like some guinea pig..a very cheesed off guinea pig!