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Bye bye 2003

Zoom. Well, there goes the year. To me it seems to have gone incredibly fast, but a lot’s gone on in my life and around the world over the past twelve months. In the grand scheme of things, particularly in the Personal Relationships Department, the start of the year didn’t seem great to me, but as the months have gone by, things have improved immeasurably, and 2004 is looking very bright.

In the Climb Every Mountain Department there was camping and hiking up mountains to keep me busy and exercised… none of that’s really happened much recently, which makes me wonder if I’m in danger of becoming a fat bastard. The 15 Minutes Of Fame Department has been working overtime the last few months, and it gets a bit exhausting at times, but it’s all for a good cause. In the Oooh, Shiny Toy! Department the digital camera (which continues to be fun, and I still haven’t got around to reading the manual) and numerous DVDs came into the house.

Over in the Getting Old And Introspective Department, the fifteen year school reunion and reading a book in which one of the characters was based on my father gave me cause to stop and reflect on things, like how fast the time has flown by that my kids are now 5 and 8. The I’m Not Nearly Such A Dag As I Used To Be Department also made progress, with particular success in the wardrobe arena. And finally in theHome Sweet Home Department, my home sweet home relocated to the next suburb, as my plans to own a house and be more in debt than ever before didn’t quite come off. And the garden’s pretty much under control, for the first time in ages.

Whatever you’ve been up to and wherever you’ve been during 2003, hope 2004 is even better.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.