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I Am Going to Shine In 2009

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    In More Ways Than One

    weight loss, academically, motherhood, you name it .. I inted to improve every aspect of my life within this next year. I know everyone says that every year, but 2008 was an odd year for me. Many good things happened in my life this year, I moved to the city Ive been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 9, 2008

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    So Far So Good.

    2009 has definitely been better than 2008 and it is only February.  I made some life changes this year that I am going to stick to.  My husband is getting clean or getting out, he started detox and has been clean for 2 weeks now, so that is going good.  I ...
    J21883 J21883 26-30, F Feb 9, 2009

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    2009 a Great Year

        I am thinking a lot of what my life is going to be like in the coming year and what I hope to achieve.  New Years resolutions are normally useless, but the fact that my marriage will end in the beginning of the year is great way to start. I can begin...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M Dec 30, 2008

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    Locked, Cocked and Ready to Rock

    I can't wait for 2009.  With all the growth Iv'e had I know I'll be top dog in 2009.  I know who I am and what I have to do, my goals are clearly laid out before me and I've already taken steps to achieve them.  The rough patches I've endured in my past have made...
    wordsmith85 wordsmith85 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2008

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    So Far...

    So far into this year, I'm not too disappointed in myself. I am proud of the fact that I've been working out for almost 3 weeks straight, 4 days out of the week, which is awesomeness and I can totally feel it having its effect. On top of the fact, that I'm not as sensitive as I...
    Ardestin Ardestin 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    A Big Change

    After being housebound for mental health problems I'm going to promise that in 2009 I am going to have a social life, I'm going to wear nice clothes, I'm going to be sexy and vibrant and confident. Most of all I'm going to be happy.
    Byebyebabyblue Byebyebabyblue 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    I Will Shine In 2009

    I will beat my depression and be a better husband dad son brother cousin uncle all around person!
    Jamesandjoysmith Jamesandjoysmith 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 14, 2009

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    Step Away From That Ledge My Friend.

    Hi everyone Im new to this one but I thought it would be a good one to get this off my chest and maybe 2009 will start looking better for me. I have started 2009 off very horribly but wishing it will get better. the Background that led to the horrible start: Back in Dec 2007 I...
    05Stang 05Stang 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    Dream Come True

    My not so long dream has been to empower single and unfortunate mothers and just a month ago i got a chance to do it. I am launching a 'single women in entreprise' programme in Sudan in January 2009 and though i may not be strong or experienced enough for this i am...
    ashydestiny ashydestiny 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2008

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    All Done Lieing

    I am all done. The life that I have lived up until this point in my life has been far from anything decent. I will be turning 21 in 2009. I will be getting married a few months before that. It's hard to really explain everything but as a complete look at every year of my...
    BlazzinBebe88 BlazzinBebe88 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2008

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    2009

    For me, 2007-08 was full of depression, loneliness and despair...And as dramatic as that sounds, it's rather true. This school year I'm taking a full course load (after dropping some last year thanks to medication changes and an inability to concentrate) and I'm determined to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 11, 2008

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    I Am Going To Shine In 2009

    I saw this group and thought what a great idea. I was all ready to go for it when someone told me I'd missed the boat. What a BUGGER - TOO LATE AGAIN!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Sep 27, 2011

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    Persuing My Career

    I've decided to go for my dream career a little early. I can't wait, I finally have thing in perspective and I know for sure that this is the year things will begin to happen. And I'm hopefully moving to London! Yep 2009 is gonna be a good year, the start of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 4, 2009

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    I Am Going To Shine In 2009...

    Ooops, am I too late? Par for the course. Next! Hope the rest of you had better luck. :)
    EmADamnPixiePinkTomboy EmADamnPixiePinkTomboy 70+ Jun 29, 2010

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    Fairy Jasmine

    Literally.  Bathtime and I grabbed my book and my cup of coffee and started running my (most people think it's too warm) bath.  I reached up and grabbed one of my stockpiled LUSH bath bombs and tossed it in the tub with nothing more than a sniff.  Hmmm...
    HeavenBesideYou HeavenBesideYou 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    IT Is Goin to Be My Year!

    Hey everyone it is going to be my year to shine!! THANK U JESUS
    michellemtjpjt michellemtjpjt 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    2009

    This is going to be my year. I'm going to work my butt off to make it that way. I'm going to take each day as it comes and be the best person that I can be.
    krysi krysi 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    My Brilliant Year

    Your heart is in the right place, and you are likely to accomplish all that you set out to do this year. You're developing excellent skills in your own personal transformation process, and you are ready to make the conscious decision to be the best you can be. You feel secure...
    celebriticat celebriticat 51-55, F Jan 4, 2009

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    Looking Forward to 2009

    I have been thinking about this last year and about how many changes we all have been through. I am glad that all of it happened, and you want to know why? Because it's through adversity that we learn and grow and change as individuals. You got to suffer hard times in order to...
    RichmansRevenge RichmansRevenge 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    Yeah, Shine On!

    I'm gonna get my dream job, a new apartment, a dog, and hopefully a nice non-ugly boyfriend to keep me busy weekend nights!
    miochiyo miochiyo 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    Lets Be Optimistic!

    YEAH!  I work hard. My mind is focussed on the things I want. Yes I will shine! =)
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1 22-25, F Dec 30, 2008

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    But First

    i gotta end 2008  my favorite way......drunk off my freaking ***!!!!! woo woo
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M Dec 31, 2008

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    So Much and So Little to Do

    I had to think about this for a while. Yes I'm going to shine in 2009. Damn skippy. No resolutions tho. Plans, goals... yes, but no hard and fast resolutions. Me and a couple of friends were talking the other day and one said she doesn't make resolutions anymore, only goals to...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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    This Is My Year

    i graduate from highschool this year!!!! im so excited for so many different things comming up this year i have my prom, i went ot my boyfriends prom last year, but this year im glad to be going to my own. then there is picking the college im going to. graduating. and starting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 10, 2009

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    What I Learned In 2008

    I am not one for new year's resolutions. I never bother making them because I know I'll never keep them. But this is more like a state of mind. Shine so very conveniently rhymes with 2009, and shine I will. I will not let the crap that has happened this...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 12 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    2012

    Funny how looking back over 2 years ago makes one (me) feel.Must be honest, had a bit of a glance to glimmer and shine in 2009, but not all genuine honey.Guess it's a good thing I got to grow and realize this.Will hit stop and start again this '12.
    DanielaD DanielaD 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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    2009.

    I said it at the start of 2009, that this is going to be my year! Something amazing is going to happen It hasnt yet, But im still waiting, And Hoping for something amazing Keep Wishing for me :) "Maybe Its Not My Weekend, But Its Gonna Be My Year"...
    JstAnotherGirl JstAnotherGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    Yep Yep Yep

    Going to get some things done I've needed to do for a long time. Not the usual loose weight and get in shape stuff. nope... I'm going to catch up with people, people that are important to me. Family, friends...new friends, loved ones. I'm going to finish the damned book, and...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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    The X Factor

    Last night, I applied to go on the X Factor. I'm really nervous and really excited. Might not even get an audition yet though. It's so unlike me because usually, I would never do anything like this. Not a lot of people have heard me sing and those who have, haven't heard how...
    lilmariah lilmariah 22-25, F Jan 15, 2009

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    Decided At 3 Am This Morning...

    that this year is gonna be different. I decided I'm sick and tired of sitting round the house and not doing what I wanna do..This year, I'm gonna do what I wanna do. Made my mind up, and everyone that knows me knows that when I decide on something it as good as done. I'm...
    freedomlovingypsy freedomlovingypsy 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2008

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    Gonna Be My Year

    2009 is the year of Jessie 2.0. The new and improved me. The one who is closer to God, family and friends. The one who does not sweat the small stuff. The one who is able to tame her tounge and listen more than she speaks. It's gonna be a great year!
    12bnvd 12bnvd 26-30, F Dec 27, 2008

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    X Factor *update*

    I don't if you read my storu about me applying for the X Factor but I was determined to make this year, my year. Anyway, yesterday, I got a letter saying I've been accepted to go for an audition on the 19th of April!!! AARRGGHH! I'm totally upside down and don't know how to feel...
    lilmariah lilmariah 22-25, F Mar 28, 2009

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    This Year I Should

    today I am literally sparkling, as put on my christmas eyeliner by mistake, and it is black with random bits of silver glitter but apart from that i intend to work harder this year, study more, see more, laugh more, breath more etc  
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 14, 2009

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    Hopeful

    not sure exactly how yet.  just have and have had a gut feeling that this year things are going to be different.  and definitely not for the worse.  just a feeling.  so i am hopeful.  if i don't totally shine, there will at least be some sparkling going...
    merisszzilla merisszzilla 36-40, F Jan 28, 2009

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    Looking Good Update

    hey everyone I know ive posted in here but just wanted to show everyone who has had a bad 2008 that there is light that will shine through the darkness. I am loving my new life. This seem to finally started looking good for me. That girl that cheated on me i have found out left...
    05Stang 05Stang 22-25, M Feb 8, 2009

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    I Am Going to

    in 2009, i am going to be a better student who will have amazing grades. i will be more focused. i will be more confident. take better care of my self. be more organised. keep my room my clean.  i will stay organised. i will write everyday in my journal. i will pursue my...
    FindingMyPlace FindingMyPlace 18-21 Dec 31, 2008

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