How was 2019 for you ?

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  • Bonjour-bonsoir everyone, I hope that all ios well and positive with you and that your answer to this is a positive one,and if not that you can see a positive side that will arrive because of it.

    For me 2019 has thrown a fair few challenges at me with lots of van probs,not being able to make my two yearly visit to the uk to visit mum,mum in hospital almost fatally twice and the loss of a couple of good friends. sounds tough I know,but on the other side of the coin,I have still spent time travelling and seeing new places,spent a couple of months in the pyraness walking,climbing and tracking wild animals,got loads of work on and plenty more booked up and have been in good health to mention but a few of the positives. Maybe I will start another thread tomorrow to ask what positive things have happened in 2019,but its can be good for you to have a moment to share both the good and bad moments here and share the love and get rid of the crap.

    For me in the scheme of my years it has been one of my worst on record,but at the same time it has been filled with loads of great stuff too so I can not say really that it has been horrible at all,just challenging at times !

    What about you guys,are you happy to put the year behind you and start a fresh one soon,or has it been great for you and you would be happy for it to continue? I hope the latter.

    Irrespective of how it has been, I hope that 2020 is a better year for you all and that you find good health,love and happiness in abundance.

    Love and light to you all and wishing you better than the best for the new year coming.

    Fly xxxx

  • 2019 for me,

    ok jan started with the obligatory depressive mood what why when. asked a lass out we went on two dates then she dumped me, (it was awkward working next to her flat in her and her landlords house in december, especially when she didnt speak to me, i must have creeped her out i felt awful)

    then work started that helped me a lot, however first job in jan invloved a lot of leaks and embarrasing water going in a kitchen from the bathroom i was working on.

    then work took off another job at a holiday cottage complex made things manic, but not one leak there despite stupidly high pressure and i became a hero there the mini AA.

    three funerals ffs.

    2019 has flown by in the blink of an eye

    A top moment was cumbria on my mountain bike did some grueling trails and downhills, met a lot of new people and met some old mates there and did some downhills with them, swam in many lakes and tarns,

    drank much beer and had a very good aug bank hol

    Final low point was christmas dont know why it just was.

    So i intend to take my breaks away, sod it, and i have defo found work my therapy along with seeing my dad every sunday over a coffee

  • Awful till about June when started my new job. Loads of overtime over summer, nice time in Bristol in August seeing a friend i haven't seen in years. Starting my course in October (work related). Making new friends at work having a laugh in non toxic work environment where the people are nice. Surviving Christmas looking forward to 2020 I hope its going to be as epic as i feel it will be. Hopefully get half of what ive got planned done.

  • I'm glad to see the back of it. It's been a really shitty year in so many ways. I'm hoping 2020 is going to be better but knowing some of the shit stirrers from 2019, I'm not getting my hopes up just yet. On the plus side I'm going to be a grandma again in about 5 months time so I can't help but look forward to that event at least.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS! I hope it's going to be a good one for you all.

  • Looking back, the high percentage of the year has been its usual good self full of travel and mountains,nice walks and parking in beautiful places and apart from my first ever case of the flu in June,It has been a very healthy year too and am now feeling at my healthiest in a long time,and I am normally quite healthy,but due to lots of time in the mountains and a few tough jobs I am a muscled up and feeling light on my feet :-)

    Funny though how just a few bad experiences can taint our year and make it feel like it has been a bad one,when it really has been just a few bad moments !!

    The year is not over yet,we have all got a full day left,so get out there and finish your year with a flourish and do something cool and posiitive today and get your mindset right for 2020 to be your best year of your life,until the next one :-)

    Eat well , sleep well, moderate your Drinks and drugs , get good excercise, be a good person and keep a positive mind. These are all good things to carry into this new year.

    Wishing you all of these and good health as health is the most important of all.

    Love and light for 2020 to you all.

    Fly xxxx

  • Well over all a good year again,I have totally changed tack on my work and move in a much wider circle, by doing this I have met real nice peeps and good contacts, many of my friends still struggle with addictions but are still kicking.The new van is performing well, and I move to a new area in the new year ,I feel 2020 will be a great year for us all.

  • Well. all told, two zero one nine has been a fair good year. Usual ups and downs and bumps that you expect in life, have survived it with a smile and a generally sunny outlook so cheers 2019, bottoms up, nice to have known you :D Had a stressful time around May / June time, that was mostly my doing as cocked up delivery dates for my work, and ended up having to do 3 months work in 6 weeks to keep my promise to customers but I nailed and topped up the bank balance to healthy numbers which allows me to play hard after I've worked hard to be able to play hard amd so on, wirth this premise in mind, I had another banging year out festivalling and partying, still not got bored with it after about 35 full on summers of festivals and parties, still gunning to get on the damce floor on front of a phat sound system, so 2019 is going to culminate with what I love, am off to an all nighter full on psy trance party tonight to see in 2020 with good freinds, whoop whoop, feels a bit weird to head off for a full on party to get off my chump and dance hard and perform general shennanigans for many hours on a Tuesday night but feck it, only live once and being self employed and answerable to no fucker helps loads in this situation, I genuinely feel for the poor feckers who have to go to work on Thursday morning after a NYE party.

    After 53 years on planet Earth, over the years have gone to great length's to learn to survive the bumps and curve balls fairly well. You have to if you want to survive and get through whatever comes along. so if two zero two zero performs and plays the game then all will be well and I will say looking to the near future it's looking good. Got more work on than I can shake a stick at, got festival tickets in my vault ready for printing off nearer the time, so all in all, looking and feling good.

    A little tip, dont leave important documents, cheques etc dated thus, example 3/2/20, make sure you put and check anything is dated in full 2020 for this year only.

    Best wishes to all for a happy healthy fun, filthy, rude 2020, I'll be doing my best to make sure it is, see ya on the other side :hi::pp

  • If it has been the best year of your life , then keep stressing but keep the drama to a minimum :-)

    Hope that 2020 is by far the better year of your life my friend xx

  • Overall 2019 has been the best year of my life so far. I gave up all my stuff, my home and my job and became a full time traveller, which was my dream for the past 20 years or so. I'm currently living off savings but am working towards a lifestyle that will only require a few hundred pounds a month, so I don't plan to ever get trapped again. In addition I've been dedicating a lot of my time to meditation and living in the present, so my head's in a better place than it's ever been. I'm just really annoyingly happy!