What did you learn in 2005? Just Chat

  • View author's info Author posted on Dec 30, 2005 20:05

    Ok... In the spirit of new years resolutions and all that.... What are some of the things you learned about yourself (or life in general for that matter)?

    That while it is important to have a good work ethic, and to do your job well, that work isn't everything. Nobody ever dies wishing they had spent more time at the office and a laptop can't keep you warm at night.

    That your old jobs and co-workers don't really miss you when you're gone. We all like to think that we're indispensible, but the truth is, when we move on, they do too... and they all could care less if the door hits us on the way out.

    That while I will never be a size 3 or size 13 for that matter, I need to do diet and exercise for me and not to meet society's expectations of the stick figures shown in fashion magazines.

    And that life is going to happen, whether or not I choose to be part of it, and that living life to its fullest is important whether I'm single or with Mr. Right.

    What did you learn in 2005?
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  • View author's info posted on Jan 05, 2006 06:08

    Well first, a Happy New Year to you all.
    2005 wasn't so bad for me...ups and downs. I learnt that I can be happy by myself, in my own company, doing my own sweet thing. It's very nice to have somebody to do stuff with, but I cannot rely on someone else for my happiness and contentment, it MUST come from inside me.
    Here's hoping 2006 just gets better and better x x
  • View author's info posted on Jan 04, 2006 00:02

    Ok firstly, don't hurt me for what im about to say.

    Hehehe ... I learned that I was being a prediduice little jerk. I have always preferred bigger women ALWAYS .... but it got to the point were i would laugh at a skinny girl in the same way a skinny guy might laugh at a larger girl.

    So far to the fact where i used to joke about NSBA thats the no skinny bi**hes allowed.

    I ended up dating a very slim girl but she accepted me for who i was off the bat. Maybe skinny people ain't so bad.... just alot of em ... ill still keep em in the back of the truck for camping .. ye know to rub together and start a fire....

    but seriously skinny girls can be decent people too.

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  • View author's info posted on Jan 03, 2006 17:35

    I was reminded of the cardinal rule of relationships-DON'T SETTLE!!!
  • View author's info posted on Jan 03, 2006 16:07

    Hi Folks I am new to this site and was browsing through the posts and this one really caught my eye.
    What did I learn in 2005 oh my god too much, L have only 6 months to go before I qualify as a counsellor, and boy if ever their was a course which gets you to learn and understand what makes you tick, then I found it.
    I suppose the biggest thing I have learnt is how judgemental I can be and I didnt think I was, so all I can say is I am a work in progress and life is one long bumpy ride and it would be nice to have a passenger on board too, so maybe 2006 will bring that for me.
  • View author's info posted on Jan 01, 2006 18:56

    lets see i'm new to this but here goes
    1. i learned to at least attempt to go after what i want.
    2. To not judge people as quickly.
    3. the harder you work the harder they expect you to work.
  • View author's info posted on Jan 01, 2006 17:58

    I've learnt that i'm a beautiful and strong person after all. I can get through what life dishes out and learnt (by meeting the loveliest couple over the net) that love really does exist.
  • View author's info posted on Jan 01, 2006 17:30

    I've learned to put me first. I'm always sacrificing for others and at the end of the day it's me who I wake up too. I will treat myself in 20006 GUILT FREE!
  • View author's info posted on Dec 31, 2005 22:34


    I've learned I gotta just not hurry so much.
  • View author's info posted on Dec 31, 2005 08:19

    I learned:

    -Not to date your best friends ex. LOL but if you do, true friendship will prevail (even if you almost married the idiot!)

    -It's ok to keep the diamond after a soured engagement! LOL I earned every sparkle!

    -To truly understand the heart break of others had had because of you , you have to experience a wretched one yourself.

    -Love from your friends and family is invaluable.

    -I can't change how others treat me but how I choose to react to it and the effect it has on me

    -It's ok to go to bed at 8:30 because I want to! LOL

    -It's ok to be great friends with an ex. :)

    I'm sure there are more but these are the only ones that come to my mind this morning. ~~ KB
  • View author's info posted on Dec 31, 2005 03:24

    What have I learnt in 2005?....

    Never trust a man you meet on line!.

    Never trust the toilet door on a new flat.

    Always trust your intuition.

    Have a wonderful new year everyone!!!
  • View author's info posted on Dec 30, 2005 20:49

    I hear ya RockChick... It's been a tough one here too.

    Here's to new beginnings in 2006 and best of luck w/ your NY guy!
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