When did it all go right?

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We need some encouragement right now, this is a safe space to be slightly boastful about your achievements and good fortune.

I'd like to get the thread started but afraid I'm not (yet) qualified to do so.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 18:47 (one week ago) link

2007-2011 were pretty sweet. Found a group of people to hang with at college, graduated and landed a great job right off the bat, got married, had all my disparate friend groups combine and partied every weekend, went to a ton of awesome shows, watched the Packers win a Super Bowl...

frogbs, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:00 (one week ago) link

1991: was skint and waiting for my next giro. Went round my mum's house to try and borrow a tenner she lent me a few quid and gave me a dented can of carling black label lager she'd got from the reductions aisle for 55p. I opened the can when I got back to my flat and out popped a tube with two £50 notes in it. That was my Willy Wonka golden ticket moment, spent it on some speed and some proper lager, it was all downhill from there!

MoMsnet (calzino), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:40 (one week ago) link

Reminds me of - an English friend from my days in China told me how he got there, he maxed out all his credit cards and spent the last balance on a one-way ticket and a big blow-out party, then inevitably overslept and got to the airport half an hour too late to get the plane. He went to a payphone to call his parents and cancel everything, and found a wallet with £500 cash inside lying in the phone booth, enough money to get a ticket on the next plane out.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 20:19 (one week ago) link

My real answer would be fairly controversial so I'll keep the powder dry on it for now

Moving to dublin for the then-gf's job prospects in 2012 put me on the path to further study, career progression, lots of personal development and the only regular exercise routine i was ever likely to get so that's a decent second answer

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 23:30 (one week ago) link

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