Jason (jaypro22) wrote,

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New Year, Same Old...

Now that it's the new year I suppose I should post some sort of shallow post where I look back fondly on 2004, give some sort of retrospective, then look forward optimistically to 2005, and top it off with some resolutions which I won't follow.

Yeah right.

OK, 2004 was pretty sucky. Well, not completely sucky, but it was certainly not my best year. Certainly not in the top 5. Maybe not even in the top 10. I wouldn't say it was my worst year ever though. There was definitely some major suckiness during the early 90's, (middle school in NJ is not a fun place if you're neither popular nor athletic.) I also cannot remember 1978-1981, but I'm assuming they went pretty well overall. But, in a nutshell, I'm glad 2004 is over.

For starters, work didn't really go that well. Granted, it could have been much worse. Around April and May I was really worried I was going to be fired, and up until November I was still convinced I wasn't getting any sort of bonus this year. Since those of us on Wall Street rely on our bonuses for a major portion of our compensation, this is a pretty serious concern. Fortunately, things ended well, and I'm looking forward to having a good year going forward.

Second, I have been single since mid-February. And, while I've had a few quasi-relationship things since then, there's been no girl elevated to the status of Signficant Other yet. I've never been particularly dismayed about being single - I'm willing to wait for the right girl to come along. However, as more of my friends get married, I find myself in need of a date for a variety of social events. I hate scrambling for dates.

Oh, and that whole Presidential election thing. I don't think I need to go into details on that issue. All I'll say is that given two horrendous candidates, we somehow managed to pick the lesser of the two. Probably. Honestly I don't even know.

So, enough of 2004. On to 2005. I don't plan on making any resolutions for the new year, since I never follow through. Last year I planned on taking the GMATs, taking some classes at CUNY, and running on a regular basis. Yup, 0 for 3. I have been going to the gym on a very regular basis though, so I did manage to succeed on the resolution that many people make every year but I didn't.

So, with that in mind, I'll state the following: I hereby do NOT resolve to write more in LJ. I do NOT resolve to run a 10k this spring. And I definitely do NOT resolve to find myself a girl in time for all those summer weddings I have coming up.
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