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C-c-c-changes...again
« on: 18 Jun 2008, 21:44 »

Last week was the start of my 3rd year on this forum, but honestly who cares?  More importantly it means that I make this once a year thread again.  For those of you who were not here last year I want to know this, how have you changed in a year?  It can be something big, it can be something small, but I want to know how you feel you have changed (if you feel you have changed at all).
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #1 on: 18 Jun 2008, 22:30 »

I'd like to think I've grown as a person







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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #2 on: 18 Jun 2008, 22:31 »

then again, maybe not.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #3 on: 18 Jun 2008, 22:42 »

I've got funnier and developed better tastes in music. I'm no longer incredible anti-social (in the 'real' world) but still have trouble continuing friendships mostly because I don't understand them only when they involve me. In addition, I have, for no apparent reason, I've got unhappier.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #4 on: 18 Jun 2008, 22:52 »

I've started college, discovered a love for driving, gotten better at playing guitar, and decided that I don't want to grow up.

Course, I don't think I've been here a whole year, at least not posting.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #5 on: 18 Jun 2008, 23:14 »

Here goes a short and non-exhaustive list of what happened to me in the last 365 days.
-i was still living at my parent's place*, in a ~600 people farmer-town. I now live at my own place in Montreal.
-I have managed to insert myself back into society, and to stop worrying about how it can perceive me. This include getting a small but nonetheless existent friendship circle. I know how lame it sounds, but refer to the aforementioned farmer-town to understand. Basically, moving to my own place was a real jail break.
-I also learned quite a lot in my first year of university. Especially in the fields of chemistry and physics.
-And last but not least, i have practiced my oral English enough to finally dare call myself bilingual.

To be completely honest, it has been a very good year. There are (obviously) still many improvements to be made, but i think i have found "my" way. Now if i could only fix insomnia and a few other things, i would call myself a winner...


*Technically speaking only, since i came back at their place for about 3 months after living in Paris for 6 months. Long story for another thread.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #6 on: 18 Jun 2008, 23:30 »

This thread title bothers me. It's an improper stutter!

In the past year I have gained a social life for the first time, and I now own the best electric guitar ever, and this year has been the most productive year in terms of songwriting (although it's still not very much at all). In late July last year I discovered the magic of neighbors' wireless internet, and consequently I now have a problem with compulsive music downloading. And I like to think I'm getting less dumb but oh well.
I also seem to have become a sleep camel.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #7 on: 18 Jun 2008, 23:59 »

Where do I start?

- I seem to be angrier in general, but not more aggressive. I would definitely consider myself more socially confrontational now, in an assholish, psuedo-intellectual way
- Somewhat ironically considering the above, I've become more understanding
- I came to the conclusion that everything I know may very well be entirely wrong. Maybe I subconsciously assume that everyone else has come to a similar conclusion and get angry because they don't seem to realise it? Or maybe they have, and I just make no signal whatsoever that I understand.
- I've become really fast at guitar.
- I may have become more depressed, but it's difficult to tell
- I've developed a tendency to criticise myself fairly heavily. This is generally for the sake of my own progression, so I don't bloat my ego or become complacent. This may have led to a more depressive attitude, however

tl;dr I'm a self-hating dickhead who just happens to be a little bit impressive at guitar. Can I have a band, now?
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #8 on: 19 Jun 2008, 00:35 »

I've become more misanthropic
started drinking
more musically open minded
more colorful
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #9 on: 19 Jun 2008, 02:08 »

I... I don't even know where to start with that post.

I'm going to bed.

Good night, sir.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #10 on: 19 Jun 2008, 03:47 »

i do the yearly reflection thing, too, on account of constantly being in constant-state-of-self-improvement mode.

i bought a guitar and taught myself how to play it. i've only had it about eight months so i'm still pretty terrible but for the most part i learned all the basics. i am sorta proud of that.

i also got my grades up. and i got myself into really good shape. and i finally started seeing a counselor to get my anxiety under control. and i still don't have my driver's license, yet, on account of terror but i did drive a car a whole bunch of times for the first time in my life ever and nobody died or nothing which was pretty fantastic. i guess this year has been pretty productive thus far.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #11 on: 19 Jun 2008, 06:02 »

Tania, the best time to practice guitar is when people are trying to concentrate. Keep this in mind.

Yearly reflection: This time last year I was here on the forums, talking about myself incessantly, boring you all to death with graphic details of my life and being a nuisance, so I don't need to talk about that. A full year later, after a lot has happened, I no longer like talking about myself. I'm pretty comfortable now, but I do often find myself doing that thing teenagers do where they seek validation, and I sort of feeling like kicking myself in the butt every time I catch myself doing it. It's okay, everybody grows out of that stage eventually.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #12 on: 19 Jun 2008, 06:42 »

This time last year I was working in a horrendous job doing something I was morally opposed to, I was too tired to do anything creative or fun and the best thing on the horizon for me was my imminent move to another shitty job doing something I was only a bit less morally opposed to with less of a commute. Since then I've got back into university, become much better at dealing with stress, toured the UK, learned a lot about English literature and joined three new bands. Not a bad year for development at all really.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #13 on: 19 Jun 2008, 06:45 »

This time last year I had just gotten back together with my exboyfriend (stupid stupid stupid), but that didn't last long. A lot of things have happened since then. I'm somewhat more open with people, but I also am more cautious about who I trust, if that makes sense. Three different people who were very important to me (and who I trusted implicitly) have treated me like shit this past year, and those experiences have deeply affected how I relate to other people now. On the whole, though, I think I'm happier now. I guess.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #14 on: 19 Jun 2008, 06:58 »

Absolutely nothing at all has happened to me in the last year, it's rather spooky.

Oh, unless you count moving from NYC to Chicago.

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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #15 on: 19 Jun 2008, 07:11 »

What is neat about doing this 365days self-portrait thingum is I can actually look back and see exactly what happened months ago.
As far as I can glean, in the past year or so I have only gotten greater looking and more fantastic at photography.

In the past year I have been through a couple different jobs and moved out of home and made a bunch of new friends from the Internet (including my photography group) and that is it pretty much!
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #16 on: 19 Jun 2008, 10:02 »

As far as I can glean, in the past year or so I have only gotten greater looking

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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #17 on: 19 Jun 2008, 10:15 »

I am an intellectual and thus above such pedestrian shenanigans as spouting "pics or it didn't happen." I can, however, get the same idea across in a less mundane fashion.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #18 on: 19 Jun 2008, 10:36 »

This time last year I was still lurking, posting once in a blue moon.

This year I have stopped being so introverted.  I can talk to people now, without fumbling over my tongue all the time.  I've increased my overall GPA by .23, and am looking to increase it by another .15 at least.  I also, to my everlasting embarassment, have begun to drink less.  I've added 15 pounds of unwanted weight to me, of which, I have lost 3, and gained over 5 in muscle.

For the next year, I plan on finally getting back to Chicago, going to see my beloved Cubbies in Wrigley (Which might change its name, but the sign and the stadium will stay, forever), and possibly harass Joe Hocking after we win.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #19 on: 19 Jun 2008, 13:26 »

Hmmm...I think over the last year, I've discovered that I'm not a little girl anymore --silly as that sounds. I'm not under the thumb of parental figures, and I can do whatever I want, whenever I want, and I don't really have to answer to anyone but myself. I've also become more confidant in my abilities (even though early in the last year, people had a tendancy to shoot me down...), but I also find that I don't care much about what other people think, because I can just walk away or ignore them.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #20 on: 19 Jun 2008, 13:38 »

going to see my beloved Cubbies ... win.
hahahahaha!
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #21 on: 19 Jun 2008, 13:45 »

You are aware that the Cubs presently have the best record in the MLB, right?
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #22 on: 19 Jun 2008, 13:58 »

going to see my beloved Cubbies ... win.
hahahahaha!

You are aware that the Cubs presently have the best record in the MLB, right?

Dennis, you are an idiot.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #23 on: 19 Jun 2008, 14:31 »

hm, I was in Providence (ie. very near) when the Red Sox finally broke their drought. Now I'm in Chicago and the Cubs are doing good.

What I'm getting at is that team owners should pay me to move to their city.

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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #24 on: 19 Jun 2008, 15:27 »

Over the past year I have:
-Quit smoking
-Lost weight
-Started playing the guitar
-Continued to become a less shitty artist
-Generally become a happier person
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #25 on: 19 Jun 2008, 16:52 »

going to see my beloved Cubbies ... win.
hahahahaha!

You are aware that the Cubs presently have the best record in the MLB, right?

Dennis, you are an idiot.
Hey, if they win the Series, I'll eat my ha.

The season is only half over.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #26 on: 19 Jun 2008, 22:23 »

I wasn't here a year ago. In fact, hadn't discovered QC a year ago. Still--

I've graduated from high school, made numerous more friends, and I've started working out every couple days again (lifting weights using the bike and running)
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #27 on: 19 Jun 2008, 23:21 »

hm, I was in Providence (ie. very near) when the Red Sox finally broke their drought. Now I'm in Chicago and the Cubs are doing good.

What I'm getting at is that team owners should pay me to move to their city.

Move to Milwaukee.  Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?
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« Reply #28 on: 20 Jun 2008, 01:04 »

Funnily enough, I joined this forum a year ago as of tomorrow.  In that year, I've had three jobs, lived in another country for three months / learned to speak Italian, lost my virginity, and gotten accepted to graduate school.  I've gained five pounds, but I've also started going to a gym.  I've stopped reading so much, but I'm now well acquainted with 4chan.  I think this year has been the most personally enlightening year of my life so far--though I've learned little academically, I maybe finally understand who I am and what matters to me.  To some extent.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #29 on: 20 Jun 2008, 01:18 »

I'm now well acquainted with 4chan.
I'm sorry
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #30 on: 20 Jun 2008, 08:33 »

I'm now well acquainted with 4chan.  I think this year has been the most personally enlightening year of my life so far

I hope these two aren't connected.

For my part, I've grown and developed a LOT in the past year.  Hell, the past 6 months.  I reached the twin milestones of turning 21 and graduating from college (not in that order, though!) last month, but they were just part of a much broader period of really rapid development for me that has lasted throughout my last semester at school and into summer.  I definitely feel like I grew a lot in ways I was neither expecting nor for that matter imagining, and that I understand a lot of things now that I wasn't expecting to learn at all.  It's been a REALLY good year since the last time I posted on one of these year-retrospective threads, and it's only getting better.
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Re: C-c-c-changes...again
« Reply #31 on: 20 Jun 2008, 09:41 »

No, no direct connection there (though part of my general improvement this year has been learning how not to take things too seriously, and perhaps getting to know the Internets has aided this transformation).
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