2009 has not been a good year.
It’s not uncommon around the start of the new year, to think back over the events and achievements of the previous twelve months. In doing so, I’ve been struck by the number of shitty things that have happened to people I care about. I’m kind of pissed off about it and I can’t really talk about it to any of my friends and family as I’m the person they confide these problems in, so I’m going to rant about it here.
So, here’s a pit thread just for you 2009. In case you think you don’t deserve it, here are a few examples, in no particular order:
My mother’s mental problems are becoming noticeably worse, my dad doesn’t seem to want to do anything about it and my aunt thinks that somehow I should be fixing this problem from the other side of the country and constantly nags me about it.
I was miserable at my job – until I got fired. I’ve been unemployed now for nearly three months.
No less than three of my friends/family have lost pregnancies this year. Two of them were IVF pregnancies and one was at 20 weeks, so she actually had to deliver it. Heartbreaking.
My best friend’s cancer has returned.
A couple that we are very good friends with had a close family member imprisoned. This has caused a huge rift in the family between those who thinks he’s innocent and those who believe he is guilty.
Two friends (separately) moved interstate.
Two long-term couples we are close to went through yucky breakups. Not hugely acrimonious (yet), but unpleasant. Both breakups involved one half moving interstate. The most recent breakup was between Christmas and New Year.
So, fuck you 2009! Get out of my life and never come back!
Has anyone else got their own reasons to pit 2009?