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Posted: 1/11/2006 1:49:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 1:49:25 PM EDT by Inspector1]
i started this thread because i am going through a rough time

was hoping the new year would bring around some luck but it hasnt, anyway what about you guys

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:55:16 PM EDT
Thats a big toss-up. I reflect back on a life that doesn't seem too great.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:57:14 PM EDT
Since graduation from high school, probably either 1989 or 1993.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:00:04 PM EDT
You gotta make your own luck my friend.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:00:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 2:01:54 PM EDT by Hellhound]
Hate to be a downer, but I would say 2005.

I have faith that this year will be better. Things are looking up for me and my wife and I feel really good about the future.

Sorry to hear you are having some difficulty, hang in there, don't get discouraged!!

We all hit some rough patches and somehow come out better because of it, for one reason or another.





ETA: Don't mean to sound like a Hallmark card, dude!!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:01:10 PM EDT
1987.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:01:36 PM EDT
1990

I never want to live a year like that again.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:01:43 PM EDT
First year of my marriage, dirt poor, out of work, living in a one bedroom apartment.

Luckily things picked up.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:02:54 PM EDT
2005 and so far 2006......
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:03:28 PM EDT
I don't even want to dwell on it long enough to nail down the year.

It got better. A lot better.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:04:46 PM EDT
I'll omit the actual year, but it was several moons ago. I was 16 years old, in trouble with the law, in trouble with my parents, and in general a real fuck up and loser. I could easily have continued my path and went to prison along with my friends. I instead chose not to be a loser.

People who meet me now would never guess who I used to be.

I don't know the troubles you're going through brother, but do NOT submit to them. Keep/get a job, keep your finances in order, keep your body in shape, do what you have to in order to be YOU. If it's woman trouble, there's other women out there. They may not want you right now if you're down in the dumps, but if you keep yourself true it will turn around.

Make yourself keep looking up.

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:09:21 PM EDT
2005. Lost my marriage, killed a man and mother died.

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:10:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AZ-K9:
2005. Lost my marriage, killed a man and mother died.


You win.

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:10:56 PM EDT
1999: first year out of high school, failing out of college, no direction or purpose.

Have since graduated from college Magna Cum Laude, landed a job with the top HR Consulting firm in the world, and have a great relationship.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:19:25 PM EDT
1987 - motorcycle wreck - two months in a coma - should have died. A drunk hit me head-on. My motorcycle business caught fire and burned to the ground also..........the fire destroyed two other buildings that were full of valuable antiques. No insurance. Took me 12 years to pay off the subrogated debt..... Yes, it must have been -1987
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:26:24 PM EDT
2001 sucked big time.

Watching cancer slowly but surely kill a family member isn't something I wish to repeat.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:32:03 PM EDT
Well this is like what has been the best year of your life.
Don't know yet, I am still alive haven't had the best or the worst yet.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:33:29 PM EDT
2004
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:35:16 PM EDT
1994

Lost job and career. Lived out of car that year. Had to start everything over.

wganz

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:39:24 PM EDT
Every year gets worse and worse. Maybe someday it'll get better.

I have to get a job that I enjoy... I mustn't turn into one of those people who sits around bitching about how they hate their job... that's why I quit my last job.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:48:49 PM EDT
Second year out of college....didn't have money for grad school yet, had a shitty job, and didn't have any real friends in DC. It improved, but I was in a funk that was hard to shake for like 8 years.

I think it was called "welcome to the real world"
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:55:25 PM EDT
1994 daughter died in July dad died in Nov.
gerry
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:55:56 PM EDT
Probably 96-97
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:59:11 PM EDT
That's simple, 2003. January 7,2003 my wife was diagnosed with Leukemia, she passed away July 9,2003, leaving me a widower with, at the time, a 10yr.old, a 7 yr. old, and a 2 yr. old.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:02:40 PM EDT
05 was definately a downer. I hope to make 06 my year hence my new phrase, don't be a bitch in '06 lol. It is all encompassing...
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:08:15 PM EDT
1982
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:12:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ToddB:
That's simple, 2003. January 7,2003 my wife was diagnosed with Leukemia, she passed away July 9,2003, leaving me a widower with, at the time, a 10yr.old, a 7 yr. old, and a 2 yr. old.



Oh man, I am so sorry about your loss...
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:15:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
I'll omit the actual year, but it was several moons ago. I was 16 years old, in trouble with the law, in trouble with my parents, and in general a real fuck up and loser. I could easily have continued my path and went to prison along with my friends. I instead chose not to be a loser.

People who meet me now would never guess who I used to be.

I don't know the troubles you're going through brother, but do NOT submit to them. Keep/get a job, keep your finances in order, keep your body in shape, do what you have to in order to be YOU. If it's woman trouble, there's other women out there. They may not want you right now if you're down in the dumps, but if you keep yourself true it will turn around.

Make yourself keep looking up.




let's just put it this way i am now smoking 3 packs a day...........
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:29:03 PM EDT
1995 was shitty, I got my heart broke, and I dropped out of college (although I went back)
2005 was bad too, got my heart broke again, majoe betrayal.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:33:58 PM EDT
1982. I was a 21yr old naive kid. New on a telco job in a new town. Three weeks after starting I was witness to illegal wiretap activity by a real dirt bag cop & a telco employee on the take.

Subpeonas, federal grand jury testimony, civil court testimony, harassment by the dirt bag cop, shunned by the people in the little town. Patrol car spot lights shinning in the windows of the house, BS tickets for fictional infractions, followed by dirt bag cop, threatened with DUI by same dirt bag cop (didn't drink). Fortunately I had some good advice from a lawyer, challenged all the tickets. I requested jury trials on two & the dirt bag cop never bothered to show up.

Karma had a way of catching up to dirt bag cop. He died as a result of a head on collision while driving the town's cop car at an excessive rate of speed for conditions. State police estimate he was doing 90mph. Telco employee was fired for his part, later filed bankruptcy & was divorced within two years.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:03:51 PM EDT
just got a arms sir unit in on a trade made me happy for the first time in awhile

post some more maggots!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:07:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 10:08:22 PM EDT by 4xys2xxs]
83
85
87
88
90
91
04
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:16:49 PM EDT
Mid99 to mid 2000. Father in Law died, after making everybody promise not to tell kids it was coming (not my idea or desire but what yah gonna do) kids feel betrayed, untrusted and humiliated that Grandparents, one son gets clinically depressed that his special buddy stuck him, I got laid off, and then my Dad dies. Yeah that was a doozie.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:23:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 10:24:05 PM EDT by PeteCO]
2005.

I have 3 regrets in life that I would saw my arm and nutsack off with a dull knife to get rid of. Seriously.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:24:40 PM EDT
I was going to pick a certain bad year, but after reading the last two pages there are a lot of other people who win this thread, I wont even play.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:22:43 AM EDT
I'd have to say 2005. While the second half of 2004 was pretty bad; diagnosed with Lymes Disease, with a very lenghty recovery, 2005 sucked worse. I was still trying to recover from Lymes, my dog died, my father-in-law is diagnosed with a very serious melanoma (1-2 years to live), lost my job.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:59:12 AM EDT
Well, 1977 was a bad year---I was 11 and going to a school in Augusta, GA filled with punks and petty crooks and pretty much got beat on every day by one or the other of them.
1979-1983 wasn't much better, as we moved to Pennsylvania and I pretty much hated it there.
1985 sucked because my dream of being a fighter pilot in the Air Force got sunk when I found out I had an astygmatism in my right eye and couldn't qualify---and that same year I got dumped by the first girl I ever really loved.
1995 sucked...things were rocky on the marriage front at the time.
But I think 2003 was the worst, when my dad died.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:20:05 AM EDT
There were so many that it's hard to pick just 1...
85ish, 87, 90, 96, 99, 02, 03, 05.
All filled with bad mistakes, things beyond my power/control, and the like.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:30:44 AM EDT
I had a period of several years when the hits just kept on comin'. I learned a lot from the experience, like taking pleasure in small things*, and not taking what I have for granted. I'm making up for lost time right now

There are times in life when you just have to put your head down and go. Things will probably work out if you just let them.

If you really feel bad about your lot in life and can't seem to pull yourself together, go visit a children's cancer ward. Guaranteed to adjust your attitude.

*PlaymoreMind­s will come along any minute now and make a joke out of that

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:33:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
I was going to pick a certain bad year, but after reading the last two pages there are a lot of other people who win this thread, I wont even play.



Same here. I've had a few "rough" times, but thankfully nothing truly unbearably bad. If I had to pick a year, it would be 1992 - the end of the Cold War and the end of my career in the defense industry. Nothing compared to folks that have truly had tough times.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:41:56 AM EDT
All of the Klinton years were pretty bad.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:01:34 AM EDT
1984, the year I lost all my friends for granite headstones
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:06:52 AM EDT
Fall of 79 to spring of 80 - lasted about 8 months.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:36:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 7:45:15 AM EDT by DonD]
To those who have lost love ones I would like to share a qoute. It is special to me since the passing of my own son after a 5 year battle with cancer.

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, the same. Author Unknown- in memory of my son Jonathan."

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:41:17 AM EDT
2005. My wife is seriously ill, with a condition that will kill her, after it wears all the fight out of her. I don't know how, but she keeps going somehow. The medical bills caught up with us last year, forcing a bankruptcy, I changed jobs at the end of 2004, and still aren't making the money I was told I'd start out at. That didn't help the financial situation at all. We surrendered the house to the mortgage company last month because even with the bankruptcy, we still couldn't make the payments, and do the necessary repairs to keep it livable.

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:51:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 7:52:22 AM EDT by Colt_SBR]
what was the worst years of your life?

The year my father died, 1957. The year my mother died, 1984.

My high school years between 1964 through 1968. They sucked. Next to my last 18 years at my job under the current chief.

___________________________


Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:53:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WildlandFirefighter:
2005 and so far 2006......



+1
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:54:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:59:43 AM EDT
1994. Lost my remaining three grandparents and was passed over for a promotion that year.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:00:52 AM EDT
1969 to 1975 sucked pretty bad.....but 1976 was great, it was the 200th Birthday of Our Country...I enjoyed it. 1977 to 2005 were fairly dismal but I developed a hell of a sense of humor.....so it wasn't all for naught.

2006 has actually started off fairly well.....I even had my first date in two years last night....had a veyr nice time.

Uh-oh......I forgot.....eveery time I have a year that starts off good.....it ends up REALLY badly.

SHIT!!! This is NOT good.

However, compared to some of the testimonials I have read here.....I have been pretty damed lucky. I think I'll keep what I have.

To those who have TRULY had it bad....my best wishes and thoughts for all of you.

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:04:18 AM EDT
I have to say end of 04 through most of 05. Was a really hard and emotional time for me. Things are looking up for my husband and myself and that is really wonderful. But, I have to agree somewhat with someone else said. You make your own luck. You can will some of the bad things to happen when you have a negative attitude all the time. But sometimes its harder than hell to think very positive when you are so down. Been there! I hope 2006 will be a better year for all.
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