Robert Hampton

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1st May 2004

It’s like therapy, only it isn’t
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Flicking through BBCi Text tonight, I alighted on the Horoscopes page. Normally I don’t take much notice of this stuff, but tonight I may have to make an exception…

You’re being encouraged to take a long hard look at your future and to make sure it’s the future you want.

With Jupiter in your sign of Virgo, it’s up to you to make things happen.

You need a life of adventure, not one of boredom and never-ending filing.

I don’t know whether it’s astral conjunction or whatever, but this pretty much sums up my situation.

I do have a little list of life goals (which I originally made to decorate the hotly-anticipated About Me page — and no, it’s not done yet). Someone cleverer than me says that everyone should make such a list and check it every so often to see how you’re doing.

Unsurprisingly, I’m not doing so well at ticking things off on my list. I have goals, but I’ve made no effort towards achieving them. I’ve been coasting along for far too long. I’m stuck in a rut so deep I can’t see how to get out. I’m not desparately sad, but then again, I’m not especially happy either. I’m sort of in the middle… I’m sappy?

On New Year’s Day, I made a promise to myself that 2004 was going to be the year I made something of myself. I made the same promise in 2003, 2002 and 2001, with limited success each time.

So at the start of a new month, I’m making an extra special, I-really-mean-it-this-time promise to myself: I’m going to make 2004 the year I follow through on the promise. Really. And if we’re back here this time next year, you have the right to severely tell me off. All of you. I mean it.

(This is entry number 200, for those keeping score)

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