So this was 2016.
I don't know about you but to me personally, 2016 was as good or bad as the year before when it comes to balance. But a lot happened, not only in the world, but in my life. And I'm going to keep it short as well as possible.
First the good stuff:
I finally could start a new psychotherapy with a very nice psychologist and also taking pills in order to fight depression. So far the pills seem to have a mild but positive effect so far and the talkings help me a lot. I hope this continues like that.
Also I could do two big trips outside of my annual trips to my friends in Germany. These were a summer vacation in Eastern Frisia and three days (including my birthday) in Disneyland Paris in France. I had awesome times there.
When it comes to cinema releases this year, I beat my own record of seen movies. And I tried out playing "Dungeons and Dragons" for the first time (via voice chat and online gaming) and I've been playing this since then with friends from time to time.
What's not that good, more like in the middle:
To express this in Facebook speak: In a relationship -> single. After 7 years I decided to end the relationship due to various reasons. It's not something I cheer about at all but I still feel that it was the right choice. So this year I moved again, into a bit smaller apartment in the same town but also in a better location of it.
The bad stuff:
From an occupational point of view, it was the most exhausting for years. A lot of changes in our team and company, more responsibility, more stress and thus a couple of disappointments and problems throughout the year.
As implied I had lots of trouble with my depression and anxiety going on and that's why I decided to finally do something against it (with the start of the new therapy but also by volunteering in a research study about it as a start).
And thankfully not as ongoing but still very painful was an appointment at one dental appointment (root canal treatment that didn't go that well), definitely gave me one of the worst pains of the last couple of years.
I can't say it was a good year, but I'm fair and say that I also couldn't call it a failure since I've achieved some progress here and there (travelling more, starting psychotherapy, living more like the way I was more and more seeking).
And yes, there was a lot of frightening crap going on in the world, I cannot ignore that for sure: Trump, IS, developments in my German home country...I can't tell if we have the worst behind or ahead of us now.
But I don't want to end this journal with depressing topics. So I'm ending it by telling you my personal ranking of movies I've seen at the theaters, so for a complete list with explanations, please check the link here: letterboxd.com/tabascofanatic/…
(FYI: however, I want to catch up on Disney's "Moana" which has started about a week ago here but I can't watch it until the beginning of January, so this movie might be added to the list very soon).
Last but not least: I wish you just the best for 2017 and for sure a better year than the now ending one.
Take care and get safely and happily into the new year!