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by AvantGarde » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:43 pm

As my last thread of this god awful year, I would like to thank personally each and every one of you for your support and friendship.

For many of us, it was a terrible year full of hardship and tough obstacles to overcome. But not one of us stayed behind, we all stepped up, assumed our responsibilities and fought hard for our places in the world. We dealt with the bad parts of this disorder and other illnesses, we lost jobs, husbands, pets, friends, parents, and still we can still smile and say we have accomplished more than we ever thought we could, even if just the seemingly small step that is putting our mental health as the priority.

We kicked 2017 in the nuts and then in the butt and then in the butt nuts.
I'm very proud of us.

Love you all, have a great last day of 2017 and congratulate yourself for being who you are.
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by Mocha » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:56 pm

AvantGarde wrote:We kicked 2017 in the nuts and then in the butt and then in the butt nuts.

Ain't that the truth...... :twisted:

And right back at ya, AG........ :)

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by AvantGarde » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:00 pm

:lol:

I'm very emotional today, never felt like this at the end of a year, it's weird. It's like an era is ending or something, I feel like I was left behind in the past and am now picking up the pieces and starting over.
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by Mocha » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:10 pm

AvantGarde wrote:I'm very emotional today, never felt like this at the end of a year, it's weird. It's like an era is ending or something, I feel like I was left behind in the past and am now picking up the pieces and starting over.

Doesn't seem so weird to me. You've worked through so many things and moved on in so many ways. And the journey continues....... :)

btw......Last post of 2017?.........I have a ways to go before midnite Sunday night.....about 22hrs.

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by AvantGarde » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:18 pm

*My* last thread I meant, still sleepy, will edit for clarification.. It's not the last post of 2017 :lol:

I think I posted about one thread per day this year, I sure like to talk and be heard :lol: :roll: I annoy myself, don't worry.

And yes, long ass year full of new things and problem solving. I'm really tired. Hope next years' better, calmer.
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by Jemane » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:23 pm

So glad to see the back of this year but so glad to have done it with you all. What a supportive bunch you all are. Thanks for sticking it out with me.
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by AvantGarde » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:35 am

It's almost the new year in Australia! Try a portuguese tradition of jumping on your right foot at midnight for good luck into the new year.
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by Pancake » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:11 am

AvantGarde wrote:It's almost the new year in Australia! Try a portuguese tradition of jumping on your right foot at midnight for good luck into the new year.

I'm at work (:
23:10 in my timezone.
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by AvantGarde » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:28 am

Just a hop then!
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by Mocha » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:31 am

Well then, I'd better tell you Happy New Year, Pan!....... :)

I've still got a while to go. I just read your post and it's 04:30 here

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by Jemane » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:35 am

We’re all sitting waiting for the new year (it’s 23:34) because I think we are all ready for bed!
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by Mocha » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:37 am

Happy New Year! to you too, Jemane........ :)

Nothing exciting going on? No fireworks?

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by Jemane » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:41 am

We’re just at the beach house with friends and my sister. Lots of kids who are already in bed. We’ll do sparklers and we’ll hear the nearby fireworks. Doing your own fireworks is illegal here.
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by Jemane » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:01 am

Happy new year from Australia!!! Welcome 2018.
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by AvantGarde » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:10 am

Happy New year Australians :D
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by hal » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:06 am

I can't remember being so eager for the new year to start as this year. January through April I was in the hospital and home care and continued my recovery for about three more months. But at least I avoided BP episodes, except for a short hypomania earlier this month.

For the past couple of days I've felt like New Year's ought to be Saturday night. Finally now it's New Year's Eve -- so to speak, literally I'll have to wait a few hours. You guys in Oz are lucky, it's already here (there?). I never could figure out how you get to live in the future. :lol:

I'm thankful for this place too. AG, you can write as much as you like. It's always interesting! if sometimes sad. Same with the rest of us. We bring something of value to one another. I think people with BP have something to offer the world. It's hard to remember that, especially when we're depressed. Oh yeah, when we're manic perhaps we remember it to well! :roll:

Happy 2018 everyone!
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by AvantGarde » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:24 am

Happy New Year's Eve to you Hal, I'll wish you a happy 2018 tomorrow :lol:

You're a wonderful friend.
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by Duckysmom » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:09 am

Happy New Year, everyone. I think 2017 kicked my butt. I am planning on kicking back in 2018!

Thank you all for being there for me and I hope with all my heart I was able to help someone here as well.
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by AvantGarde » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:34 am

Ducky, you sure did. It was great to have a partner during that terrible beginning of trauma therapy. Thank you

Oh man I'm so emotional, my eyes water up. Silly AG's nervous system. Lol

I can seriously say I can't wait to wake up tomorrow in a new year.

Still 4 a half hours to midnight.

When I write something in the half my phone always corrects it to something in the Hal. Lol
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by Spm24 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:13 pm

It is good that we all survived the many trials and tribulations that we have faced this year. Some better than others. That does not matter in the least. What matters is we have learned how to deal with things that have blocked our paths.

Happy New Year's. Many more successes in the coming year.
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by Mocha » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:13 pm

I'm so ready for 2017 to be over.....seems like I had to fight for everything I needed. Hopefully 2018 won't be so hard......

I don't know what I would have done without you guys' support. You helped me remember I've always been a fighter and a survivor....... :)

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by AvantGarde » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:47 pm

Last twelve minutes of 2017 in Portugal!
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by AvantGarde » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:01 pm

Welcome to 2018!!! I'm so thankful for you all! Thank you for being in my life.

Happy new year to you all :)
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by Jemane » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:22 pm

Happy new year AG!
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by AvantGarde » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:48 pm

Thank you Jemane! To you too, much better than last year for sure. :)
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