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    How was your year?

    I haven't been on in awhile, so a belated merry Christmas to you all.

    Personally, I felt like this was a bumpy year with a lot of ups and downs, but things are on a positive trajectory. For me, the year had some highlights (like finding this awesome forum for one), but it was also plagued by a lot things like the ongoing political turmoil and social unrest. One good thing at least, the economy seems to be improving; I was surprised to see that people were actually out for Black Friday this year. I don't know if that will last (especially if Trump is removed from office), but we can hope. Overall though, it wasn't the worst year on record, and I'm optimistic about 2020.

    What about you, how was your year? Do you consider 2019 to have been mostly positive or negative? Why or why not?

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    It was shite!
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    Ups and downs here too. I finally had that surgery I'd waited ten years for in May. There isn't sufficient proof that it's fixed the problem yet, but I was told there is sometimes a delay for it to kick in, so to speak. I'm still on the benzos and other drugs that keep me lethargic (which I've grown used to, to be fair) and still will be for all of next year and likely the year after that. I can't even have caffeine to counteract it. I miss the old days when I could drink energy drinks throughout the days and manage to keep a relatively clear head while managing college, lots of coursework, a 20-hour/week job, a girlfriend, Outlaw Star UK, and still have spare time that I did take for granted.

    However, on the off-chance that the surgery works in the end, that's the biggest up I've had in over a decade. In terms of general things, pretty standard year. It was fun to go to Spain. As for the internet, seeing forum activity become quite consistently engaging is another up. New members are cool. (You included. ) Getting to work with Emilie Brown (the voice behind Melfina) was a real big up.

    The first half of the year saw good Outlaw Star progress. After the surgery I wasn't really up to putting a lot of effort into Outlaw Star. Brain surgery can change you physically and mentally. It can be literally depersonalising and kinda takes adaptation and endurance. I have high hopes for Outlaw Star progress next year. I think it'll be the year for new Outlaw Star content. More on our goals within next week.

    Regarding politics, I've honestly stopped caring. I used to care a lot more. Seeing Brexit getting delayed again and again and again is fucking boring. I can't be arsed wasting time checking news on UK politics on a regular basis.

    2019: Mixed bag for me.

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    I wouldn't say it was a terrible year but it's far from my best. Insomnia has been kicking my ass for a good portion of the year. Hell, this year is the most I ever had to miss work because of it. It was something I've struggled with for a long time. I'd say it's getting better now but I still get the sleepless night here and there. On top of that, my grandmother passed away. It hit me pretty hard because I spoke with her a month before she passed away and she seemed like her normal self. My dad broke the news to me when I got back from my trip to the con. I tell ya, that was the first time I cried in a long time. I guess that I can go on knowing she had a long life (She was 92 when she passed) and I'll always had the memories of the good times I had with her but it's still a kick in the balls

    Aside from that, I still have my job, my friends, a roof over my head, and the rest of my family. Despite what I went through this year, I still had it good. I'm just crossing my fingers that 2020 will be a improvement over this year.

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    Definitely one of my better years. It hasn't been the most fun, but i've surely made the most progress as an adult in late 2018-thru 2019. This year marked my 1-year anniversaries for both my marriage & job. I bought a house (which technically settles in early January but the entire process was carried out in late 2019) and got a dog.

    It's been a lot of hard work, and like Starwind I have severe sleep issues coupled with a new stomach problem that I believe is brought on by stress. These stress related symptoms are my signal that i'm working hard and getting a lot done!

    I also got a lot more active on this forum throughout 2019 and even took over for about a month while Mantis was recovering.

    Sure, politics have been a mess but that doesn't really affect me on a day to day basis. Once i realized that I can't trust the media OR the politicians whatsoever I sort of checked out. They're people too, just like me and they're just drawing out everything to collect a paycheck for as long as possible. It's foolish to think that a new President or Brexit vote or anything else really will suddenly enact sweeping reform. The people fighting against it should realize that their figureheads are lying about all the action they're going to take as well. We're all in the same boat more than we realize, and i'm fine with that. I'm going to focus on myself in 2020.

    2020 should see a lot more OLS progress as Mantis said. Sounds like he's going to make a post about it so i'll leave it at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemekis View Post
    and got a dog.
    Oh no. Is that hacker called 4chan after you again?

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    It felt like it went by very fast. My husband moved to the US. We will be doing the green card stuff next month. We adopted a kitten. It has been okay.

    Healthwise, I have had some ups and downs. I get severe neck and back pain at times. This gives me awful migraines. I had to deal with my first kidney stone right before my birthday, so that was fun... Eh probably not best to dwell on this stuff. I am still breathing.

    Since everyone mentioned politics, I will say I had to stop paying attention as much. It was making me angry and somewhat put off by people. I was getting too judgy and I didn't like that. I switched over to another YouTube account for a political free zone so much of what has been going on, I wouldn't know much about it. Some family members try to bring stuff up, a few like to take jabs at Trump and the US being horrible still... Like, get over it already or move to another country. I just ignore it all.

    I am hoping 2020 is a more productive year for me. I want to eat better, get in better shape, get out the house more, work on getting through my anxiety problems, get my sites earning more money, and with my husband living in the US and hopefully starting to work soon, we can start saving and buy a house early 2021.

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    My year was a year full of improvement. I got my grades back up, helped pay for my studies by working, taught myself to ride a bike, came out to my grandmother, and even started caring more about my health! Granted, 2019 had its downsides, but overall things were on the up-and-up. Looking forward to what 2020 will bring! Happy New Year to all, and to all a good night!
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    A lot of changes for me.

    I had to sacrifice some of my goals in order to reach other priorities. But It lead to improfmences I couldnt preform otherwise.

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    Oh no. Is that hacker called 4chan after you again?
    What does that have to do with a pet?
    I dont get it.

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