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Q
Describe a significant experience that has happened in the past year. How did it affect you? Are you grateful? Relieved? Resentful? Inspired?

A
OLT Event, I got to see friends in Philly which was great.

I visited, on my own, Australia! new zealand! That literally has been a goal of mine for many years. See the name AmazonV, think Xena. It was good, but the pain of the flight was terrible. I didn't get to do as much as I wanted, but it was still cool. I am glad I did it, too bad I couldn't have stayed longer.

Health- I was deemed pre diabetic, had an endless (still have) headache, arthritis, joint pain and other things resulting in many doctor visits. I also now semi regularly goto the gym and practice yoga. talk about things I never thought I would do. The flight joint pain sparked the flurry of specialists.

I visited friends in texas which was great. so spread out.

I maintained both my partners, although lots of kerfluffles.

I went back to williamsburg for the first time in a long time, with Y&M and my primary. It made me think of poppy.

Primary had surgery, and apparently just pops awake after and feels fine. I watched him a bit and drove him. later in the year he had to return the favor for me. Why won't they remove my uterus?

i spent me and one of my partners birthday's in vegas, interesting to see it off season.

I hosted a fancy dinner party with silver and china, i enjoy such things and was glad it went well.

we went to my primary's friends wedding, he was in the wedding. I got to see his hometown, meet some of his friends and family, and goto universal and disney!

we has hackers on a farm 2 HOF2 - not as busy as 1, but it was a good time. except we forgot to put a thing under the pig. thanks to mary and matt for being firefighters it worked out.

I tried meditation, i really. it's not for me.

I tried 21 days of gratitude, I did it. I am still a cranky bitch.

I tried to step back, i did stop running classes and munches but still saddled with hackerspace and still overly busy. I am a failure at no.

I visited both the VA RF (primary and metamour), and MI RF (other partner and friends). <3 faires.

My tea is now in the hotel roanoke! and alexander black house. Still considering closing though due to the amount of work to benefit. I got slapped with way past due taxes (litter, $10/year) I had NEVER heard of. ugh. stress.

I got to attend the 25th year of defcon, it's gotten so big ... i just want to see friends

I went to my first ever Dragoncon with my primary. it was very fun, but too many people too crazy, not going back. such awesome costumes! jim butcher was awesome in person, so was alex kingston, karen gillian. i learned tricks for sewing with patterns (buter paper, adjustments, curvey sewing collective), played mage for the first time and got in some shadowrun. I also went to the EFF IOT sex toy talk as well as a tea duel, my first ever. it was silly and fun.

I am exhausted and depressed and waiting for the next year to be over and for me to hopefully be medically straightened out.

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Day 10

Q
When September 2017 rolls around and you receive your answers to your 10Q questions, how do you think you'll feel? What do you think/hope might be different about your life and where you're at as a result of thinking about and answering these questions?

A
depressed again
still in blacksburg most likely, but hopefully my no running things 2017 plan works out and i had more time to read, watch tv and get a ham radio license

bonus
predictions
A: none
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Day 9

Q
What is a fear that you have and how has it limited you? How do you plan on letting it go or overcoming it in the coming year?

A
same as usual
fear of new things
fear of failure
who knows, have not succeeded so far
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Day 6

Q
Describe one thing you'd like to achieve by this time next year. Why is this important to you?

A
Ham radio operator license, been meaning to get it forever and seems handy at cons and for RC drones.

Day 7

Q
How would you like to improve yourself and your life next year? Is there a piece of advice or counsel you received in the past year that could guide you?

A
Succeed in stepping back, not being in charge, and having time to read books and play games. keep with my goal of one new country and one new state annually.

Day 8

Q
Is there something (a person, a cause, an idea) that you want to investigate more fully in the coming year?

A
not at the moment
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Day 5

Q
Have you had any particularly spiritual experiences this past year? How has this experience affected you? "Spiritual" can be broadly defined to include secular spiritual experiences: artistic, cultural, and so forth.

A
no
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Day 4

Q
Describe an event in the world that has impacted you this year. How? Why?
A
I still am afraid of the grabs for power the government is making (mass surveillance), the unchecked militarization of the police (see all the killed people who were unarmed or just shot repeatedly), the over criminalization of everything (parents in the free child movement being punished for things we all did as kids and our parents let us and we are ok, like going to the park alone), the continued battle against women's bodily autonomy, and just the shit state of the planet and world. makes me glad I can not reproduce.
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day 3

Q
Think about a major milestone that happened with your family this past year. How has this affected you?

A
My grandmother, the matriarch, died. I should be upset. I missed my grandfather after he died, I still think about him and miss him on occasion. But with her, it ended in a not good way so there is a loss but it's not sharp. I got her cat, and am caring for him now which is a ton of stress (he isn't getting along with my cat and vice versa).

I still miss poppy.
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Day2

Q: Is there something that you wish you had done differently this past year? Alternatively, is there something you're especially proud of from this past year?

A: Said no more, had down time to relax.

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Day 1

Describe a significant experience that has happened in the past year. How did it affect you? Are you grateful? Relieved? Resentful? Inspired?

A:
First International Trip! London! by myself. it was good, not great. wish it was longer. enjoyed the dr who museum and harry potter museums best.

I broke up with one partner of many years, it was sad but i wasn't feeling it anymore. still hoping we can be friends again, maybe slowly.

I maintained 2 partners
One partner got to meet my grandparents, parents, some friends and is still around! I also got to show him around my city.

Ended my tea of the month expierment, sad but didn't have enough sales to justify the effort.

Attended MAGFEST it was fun, wish i had more time to play and had the mental capacity to pre req for some RPG

My tea is at Social House, Idego Coffee and Artful Lawyer Gallary, woo! I even partnered with Blacksburg Bagels for breafast a few times.

There was Hackers on a Farm 1 (HOF1) and we are plotting HOF 2 - it was a good time. and kicked off me getting a third partner.

I visited both bobbie and eva who I had not seen in too long, <3

My primary came with me for shore gaming, met friends, played games, was good weekend.

I had the Start, and end, of my chai concentrate business. sigh FDA.

WTE, always fun, but so pricey.

DEFCON/BSIDESLV was stressful this year, didn't like, i hope it's not that way next year or I will give up on it.

Shmoocon was a good time.

BSidesDC i did a driveby, sad i couldn't stay longer.
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Day 10

Q:
When September 2016 rolls around and you receive your answers to your 10Q questions, how do you think you'll feel? What do you think/hope might be different about your life and where you're at as a result of thinking about and answering these questions?

A:
Well last year I was wrong.
I am pretty happy with life right now, have local(ish) partner, business is growing (not as much as i would like but it is), i have a regular gaming group, i get to travel.
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Day 9

Q: What is a fear that you have and how has it limited you? How do you plan on letting it go or overcoming it in the coming year?

A:

same as always
fear change
fear new things

I have made some new friends, gone on dates, and traveled, progress?
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Day 8

Is there something (a person, a cause, an idea) that you want to investigate more fully in 2016?

A

no
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Day 7

How would you like to improve yourself and your life next year? Is there a piece of advice or counsel you received in the past year that could guide you?

A

same as always
I would like to be healthier, thinner, read more, be better at my business, and more financially in control, i doubt any of that will happen.

i need to listen and start saying no, and making time for things.
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Day 6

Describe one thing you'd like to achieve by this time next year. Why is this important to you?

A

Past success:

I am not so single
microsoft wanted me so i must not suck at my job

To do:

I moved into a house and am mostly unpacked, i should really finish that before i move again

I still have had no gaming cons, but have a steady gaming group

i still need more range time

I am trying to expand the tea business maybe i'll succeed

See friends at cons and not at cons

I would like to attend one or more renaissance faire.
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Day 5

Have you had any particularly spiritual experiences this past year? How has this experience affected you? "Spiritual" can be broadly defined to include secular spiritual experiences: artistic, cultural, and so forth.

A

no
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Day 4

Describe an event in the world that has impacted you this year. How? Why?

A

No impact but the continued police killings, US government behavior against encryption, and instability in the world are depressing.
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Day 3

Q
Think about a major milestone that happened with your family this past year. How has this affected you?

A
None

update: actually grandmom moved out and is selling her home where i lived for many years. hasn't affected me.
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day 3

Q: Think about a major milestone that happened with your family this past year. How has this affected you?

nothing?
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Day 2:

Is there something that you wish you had done differently this past year? Alternatively, is there something you're especially proud of from this past year?

Disappointed I have not scheduled to see my friends next year, as I did a good job this past year i think. I want to do better.

I joined the board at hacksburg, and have arranged one event a month since joining. sadly they have garnered no attendance or members.
I hosted an unconference.

I taught or helped tech classes (python, excel) and events (KTU)

i volunteered to read to kids again once a week

i hosted a second annual craft fair

i run the local munches


I taught tea classes, including one in an office, and people loved them
i am trying tea beers as marketing
i did multiple festivals and sold well
i still suck at marketing and business

i finally found a partner, maybe two, and am not as lonly anymore

i have a regular gaming group that are my friends

i still suck at finances

i learned to weld

i used power tools to build shelves

i planned an international trip, my first

i need to work on more open and honest

i need to learn to work better? smarter at work, i feel like i cause all my own fall behinds
but after getting an offer from microsoft and rackspace fighting to keep me i guess i can't think i am bad at my job anymore. the first real job offer ever for me, maybe.

I need to work on no, and downtime, most things i have done i have done because asked, and don't sleep enough or get down time
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Day 1

Describe a significant experience that has happened in the past year. How did it affect you? Are you grateful? Relieved? Resentful? Inspired?

Going through the calendar I see the following major events:
Optic Neuritis
Surgery
Jamom's heart attack

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I couldn't see, and had to rely on others to get to a hospital where i waited nearly a whole day for anything, and got no answers. that was frustrating and scary. That's a fear that's been drilled into me, going blind. Then they declared it might be a deadly debilitating disease, but weren't sure and wouldn't know until it got worse. The fear has faded as I haven't has issues since then and a follow up exam went well, but i had a spike of fear this week when my vision dimmed again.

S
After years of doctors not wanting to sterilize me, one finally said it was my body and i could. I had solid reasons, i should not have needed them. I will go blind immediately if pregnant due to no longer being able to take my medication. This is what ended my wedding before it happened. I also never have strongly wanted children. They always were convinced i'd change my mind or something else would come along and fix my eyes. i have had so many eye surgeries i can't have another. So now, i had a tubal ligation and an oblation. My periods are no longer very long and horrifically painful, yes i get cramps but it is no where near as bad as it was. And i have no more risk of getting pregnant on accident. It's a lovely feeling to finally be over and the surgery itself wasn't nearly as bad as they warned me. And i no longer need to take hormones!

J
you know you will lose your grandparents but its scary when there are close brushes. i went to be with pop pop, and see jamom. i hate hospitals. i have gotten better about going to them as it's nice to have people there even if you hate it.

I am grateful my job lets me deal with things like this.

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