I just went through this year's messages on my site, posted by me with the label "Personal".
It was interesting for me to see how the year unfolded. I talked about a lot more enjoyable times than I remember, and didn't talk about just as many unhappy times.
But this year is centered around 9/11. Before 9/11, and after, are two different lives, two realities. I was shocked when I read this posting, the last one before the world changed, poetically titled "Reality". Oh how little I knew of reality...
The line that really irked me was, "I have an unrelated deadline at the end of Tuesday, so tomorrow is going to be crazy-day."
Written on January 1, 2002