Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Anyone else always feel a sense of dread, with the coming of a new year?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:47 PM
Original message
Anyone else always feel a sense of dread, with the coming of a new year?
I do every year. I have no idea why, but it's pretty consistent. Maybe it's just apprehension about all the checks I'll screw up the date on for the next six months or so. :P I also typically take a very long time to remember my correct age after I turn another year older (somehow that hasn't been such a problem after my last birthday, though. :eyes: )
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:52 PM
Response to Original message
1. My dear Lara.......
Actually, I don't feel any dread......

I always wonder, though, just what my life will be like this year.....

Will it be better or worse than last year?

Where will I go?

Who will I get to see?

Stuff like that......

Happy New Year, sweetie!

Hope you finally got sufficient sleep!

:toast:

:loveya:

:hug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:55 PM
Response to Reply #1
5. Thanks, Peggy!
I slept in, this morning. That was a very good thing.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
:hug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:52 PM
Response to Original message
2. For the last five years, I have had a terrible feeling of impending doom
and so far, I've been right each time. Hoping to break the streak in 2007. Ugh.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:57 PM
Response to Reply #2
6. I can relate.
I just get this gloomy, icky-stomach feeling. Seven and thirteen are my unlucky numbers, so that doesn't help. Let's officially decide that this will be "OUR YEAR"!

:D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:53 PM
Response to Original message
3. yes
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:58 PM
Response to Reply #3
7. Welcome to the Club of Reluctant Pessimism.
Or maybe it's a "clique." (pronounced "cleek," of course):D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:03 PM
Response to Reply #7
9. thanks doll
:P
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:55 PM
Response to Original message
4. Not this year, I don't. I'm pure optimism.
I'm on my way out of a hideously bad marriage, on a much better track career-wise, and we're starting the year with control of congress.

I've never been so happy to welcome a new year. :toast:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:59 PM
Response to Reply #4
8. Well, it's hard to ignore the whole "we OWN the Congress," part, isn't it?
Gotta smile about that one!
:D :D :D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:03 PM
Response to Reply #8
10. Yeah, I've been smiling about that for almost two months now.
And it just doesn't get old. :7
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:18 PM
Response to Original message
11. only because
one of my sisters might lose her house. :banghead:

other than that, 2007 will be good. I feel it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:19 PM
Response to Original message
12. I'm far too stricken with ennui to feel dread.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:51 PM
Response to Original message
13. one of my good friends does
he got wasted last night and spent the entire new year's eve fireworks ceremony bemoaning how old he is, how old we are, and all the stuff we were supposed to have by now that we don't have

it don't help that he has a birthday in early january so i guess NYE is doubly traumatic

this morning he said he had terrible, terrible nightmares all last night about being washed away in a flood in our house, this tho i think we can safely put down to being new orleans, we in this area all have such nightmares

it's okay to feel what you feel, you have identified a pattern, it won't stop you doing anything you want to do

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:12 PM
Response to Original message
14. I dread going back to work tomorrow...
does that count? :silly:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:48 PM
Response to Reply #14
15. Same here!
We have been off school since Dec. 21. We are going back to the long, draggy part of the year....
Nothing much to look forward to until Easter now.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:57 PM
Response to Original message
16. I can honestly say that I do not forget how old I am.
I'm almost constantly aware of it. Too aware.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:29 PM
Response to Original message
17. This year, especially feels...ominous...
...what with the bad environmental stuff going on up in the arctic...i have a bad feeling about what lies ahead...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:31 PM
Response to Original message
18. Yes. There's a small part of me that always wonders
if this might be the last New Year's Ever I'll ever be alive to see. :scared:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:32 PM
Response to Original message
19. No, But Then A Sense Of Apprehension Is Something I'm Used To
so I may not notice it!

:rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:21 PM
Response to Original message
20. I thought I was the only one!
My anxiety always rises with the beginning of a new year. It may be the end of the holiday season, shorter days, financial worries, getting back into a normal routine...but I feel it every year, too.

In fact January is a very difficult month and I will sometime require a trip to the Dr for some antidepressants and/or anti anxiety meds depending on the severity of my moods.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:17 PM
Response to Original message
21. I have a feeling of apprehension about the upcoming year
and usually I don't. I expect some bad things to happen (to our country) but this year I expect it to be more bad than 2001. More bad for all of us, and very bad for some of us. But usually I don't worry about it ahead of time. Our national debt is incredible, other countries want to dump the dollar, our government has already set up the North American Union, and that doesn't count natural disasters, which seem to have become much more frequent and numerous than they used to be.

In my own little universe, if I can keep my job and my apartment building doesn't slide off the hillside, I'd guess my best might be good enough for another year . . . .


Oh, uh --- Happy New Year, everybody ~~~!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 11:30 AM
Response to Original message
22. Sort of....
..perhaps not so much dread as resignation. I'm a CPA and my "busy season" starts 1/2 - no days off until after 4/15.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 11:40 AM
Response to Original message
23. Yes
I'm feeling a great deal of dread this year. I have no fucking clue what I'm doing or where I'm going. It's scary, and lonely.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:28 PM
Response to Original message
24. not dread, but some apprehension
I really think it's due to the quiet after the storm of X-mas, and then the cold months ahead.

Or the book report my son hasn't worked on all vacation!


I always make a list of things I accomplished or learned, at the end of the year, and that puts the past year in perspective.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon May 27th 2024, 01:55 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC