So, here we are, about to descend into the scary depths of 2008. Funny, how quick time goes. I generally see the passing of time in accordance to when I joined the TR forum, it being dated and everything. 2004. An eternity ago it feels, and why shouldn’t it? We’ve all moved on from being… naïve, barely-pubescent teenagers into… well… I’m 18 now, an adult, technically.
And I know I haven’t updated much in 2007 but I thought I’d take this opportunity to revise what 2007 has meant to me on here, being slightly more personal, expressive of feelings away from prying eyes of family members or significant others that have loomed onto both myspace… facebook… bebo. But, that’s okay; it’s always nice to have a little sanctuary.
I’ve got my diary here, started in…January 2007, which seems fairly apt, and at the end of whatever I rattle on about here, I’m going to type out some ‘memorable’ quotes from it, excluding names and specific references, of course.
So many people have said to me that 2007 has been a terrible year for them… pointless some have even described it as. I don’t know. I personally believe this year to have been… one of the best so far. And I think maybe that was partly to do with the releasing of the shackles of childhood. Metaphorically speaking, of course. I turned 18 this year and my height and weight and general appearance have always restricted me from all the 18+ events, which caused a lot of isolation towards the end of 2006 and even partly into 2007. But the actual ID to prove my age as an adult has boosted my confidence and, not ignoring it, my social life incredibly.
I’m going to have to head into my diary now and work my way from January and revise some of the events and their significances. Hold up.
My departure from Canterbury College has certainly improved my state of mind this year. Not to say that the college was terrible, those two years were amazing, but at the start of 2007 I was at college 4 days a week and working 3 days a week. Which, as you can imagine began to stress me out immensely after a while. And while we’re on the subject of education, I started university this year, and for if not that reason alone (and that isn’t the only reason btw) 2007 has certainly been a memorable year for me.
Ben & Jerry’s Festival was an amazing day, along with Electric Gardens festival and obviously my 18th birthday which fell the night before EG festival (Next year it falls on my birthday itself!). Both Equus trips were eventful, funny… brilliant. I’ve seen so many bands this year, some of whom weren’t all too good and some of whom were amazing. I’ve had a few heartbreaks this year, but I’ve dealt with much worse when it comes to being let down by men so it’s been nothing I cannot handle, though slightly harder to shake off. I’ve met some new friends, I’ve met some famous people who I might never meet again, I’ve met some regular people, wonderful people who I may never meet again. But, this said, I’ve lost friends this year; friends have moved away, friends have drifted apart, friends have wrenched themselves away from the level of affection due to their actions… my actions? Whatever.
It’s odd. I’ve been craving to write this entry for a long time. But now that it comes to it, I can’t think of things to write.
I guess I’ll begin to end my entry here then. As mentioned before, I’ll finish with various quotes from my diary but before that, I’d like to wish every one of you reading this, every one of you who cannot read this, every person whom has been a part of my 2007, whether for the good or the worse, thank you for an amazing year and here’s hoping that your 2007 has been better than you expected it to be.
And now, you lucky (and fair few) readers, here are some quotes. Enjoy.
“I hate the paranoia when you are ill for a bit and then have to re-emerge into the outside world with people, and shoes, and no dressing gowns…. and no Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter…”
“Also. Wtf is my sudden sexual attraction to Robert Webb?!”
“Anyway. Yeah. I did spend the entire set eye-fucking him…”
“So funny, a the start of the day we went to the theatre just to see where we needed to go from the station and as we stood outside Jaz says ‘what would you do if Dan Rad walked past?’ And guess what happened? Dan Rad walked past us!!!!!!!! It was t’riffic!”
“I mean, it’s hardly Keats but fuck me.”
“You watch, he’ll cal me in the sober light of day and I’ll be speechless.”
“I met Noel Fielding. We actually had a con-ver-sa-tion!”
“I also met Rich Fulcher, he’s a bit of a giggle.”
Feel free to ask me about any of the quotes should you care to know details or w/e, if not, don’t worry, it gave me a few fair giggles and smiles and, yes even a few breakdowns into tears, while reading back through my diary. There are some places where I’d want the world to swallow me up, some places where I’d want everything to just end. But, hey. That’s what life is, a rocky road full of highs and lows that you hope will eventually lead you to your own arcadia.
Here’s wishing you all a very happy, successful and fulfilling 2008.