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Unread 05-05-2013, 12:11 AM   #1
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So, how is the year 2013 going for you?

Mine has been rough, but I'm trying to keep my spirits up. At least for Fanime.
How about the rest of you?
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Unread 05-05-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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Eh, it's going okay. I'm having my ups and downs due to stress caused by work. :/
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Unread 05-05-2013, 01:56 AM   #3
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Eh, it's going okay. I'm having my ups and downs due to stress caused by work. :/
Yeah. It seems like work related stress is a lot more prevalent with people than it was in just the previous year. At least, that was the case for me last year. What do you do if you don' t mind me asking?
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Unread 05-05-2013, 02:00 AM   #4
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Aww. My year started off awful (also job related) but it's been pretty darn great from February on. I hope things look up for you guys!
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This year has been mostly on the good side for me, I'm happy to say! The first half of 2012 was really chaotic and pretty ridiculous for me, so I'm glad the first half of 2013 showed improvement.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 06:35 AM   #6
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I've had a lot of pros on and cons on my year already. Trying to outweigh the bad with good, but it gets hard. There's a lot of changes that are happening and I'm starting to be more of an adult, so it's a little nerve-wracking.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #7
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I'm in the same boat. I guess it's mostly about getting adjusted, huh? So far 2013 has been slow and uneventful for the most part but I'm trying to keep my spirits up. Tomorrow's always another day,right? So have all of you guys pinned down any of your new years resolutions?

Michi - I'm glad things turned around for ya! I hope to see you at Fanime! I'll be going as Kakashi (X) SnJ version XD

BlooShine - "I'm starting to be more of an adult" It kind of sucks all the fun out of everything to a small extent, huh? XD

StarsCASSiOPEiA - What happened in the first half of 2012? A lot of little things or something major?
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Unread 05-05-2013, 07:02 PM   #8
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It does! And I'm not even 21 yet so I can't enjoy all of the adult stuff, even if I'm already feeling like one.
This year I've really realized that I have like, almost no friends. I have "friends" (acquaintances), that act like friends that tell me we should hang out, and then they never talk to me after that.
I need to make new friends and it's so hard. ;_;
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Unread 05-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #9
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Kanako_Maeda: No one big event, just eight or so months of constant rushing from one thing to another. It wasn't even bad, per say, just really stressful when things piled up. I just felt like there was never an opportunity to catch my breath!

Plus, the first half of 2013 had a lot of REALLY GOOD things that happened, thanks to all the hard work I put in during 2012. Feels awesome to see results, you know?
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My year so far has been meh. I just want school to get out already.
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2013 started out terribly, but I'm finally going to be going to school for what I love, and I'm finally overcoming the depression that's been crippling me for the past ten years. Couldn't ask for more.
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Pretty well, and pretty badly. Physically, I'm so far improved from 2012. I've started eating more, went back to working out after years of illness. I'm not just a bag of bones held together by skin and bandaids. I can wake up in the morning and not collapse.

Woke up to discover all my friends had gone on with their lives, though. Kind of sucked to realize I'm alone. It's getting to the point that I sometimes wonder if I should just go crawling back to an ex to have someone, anyone, to be around. Yeah.
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Alright so far. Took a semester off from school so I can focus on fitness. Planning a ton for conventions, big ones mostly. My grandmother's demetia's getting bad, though, and my brother's on his second deployment with the Navy & I have no idea where he is (If I did then something's not right).

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Unread 05-06-2013, 01:05 AM   #15
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I'm kind of bummed to hear that people are struggling so much in 2013 but at the same time, since I too am going through my own personal battles, (primarily trying to stave off depression, and going through gender identity crisis's every 5 minutes) it's somewhat healing to know I'm not alone. Come on, everybody. We can all get through our hardships!

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It does! And I'm not even 21 yet so I can't enjoy all of the adult stuff, even if I'm already feeling like one.
This year I've really realized that I have like, almost no friends. I have "friends" (acquaintances), that act like friends that tell me we should hang out, and then they never talk to me after that.
I need to make new friends and it's so hard. ;_;
I'm in the same boat actually. I have a few real life friends, but because of the way I am, I have the HARDEST time connecting with them! I have trouble getting out there too so it's even harder to make new ones. I hear ya. *fistbump* That's kind of why I started this thread though.

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My year so far has been meh. I just want school to get out already.
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2013 started out terribly, but I'm finally going to be going to school for what I love, and I'm finally overcoming the depression that's been crippling me for the past ten years. Couldn't ask for more.
I'm so glad you're getting out of the depression rut. I just hit a 5-6 month straight on BLAST of it recently and am just getting out of it. And yeah....10 years of depression is no joke. *hugs* Depression is like doing going head to head with the devil. I went through my whole adolescent life struggling with it, without being aware of it....and it has done its damage. I'm glad you're getting through it though. Hang in there! You can note me if you need to.

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Pretty well, and pretty badly. Physically, I'm so far improved from 2012. I've started eating more, went back to working out after years of illness. I'm not just a bag of bones held together by skin and bandaids. I can wake up in the morning and not collapse.

Woke up to discover all my friends had gone on with their lives, though. Kind of sucked to realize I'm alone. It's getting to the point that I sometimes wonder if I should just go crawling back to an ex to have someone, anyone, to be around. Yeah.
Awww. I'm sorry to hear that you went through such a crisis. Do you have a planned regiment for eating healthily? Forgive my nosiness and feel free not to answer if too intrusive, but was it a mental issue or did you contract something through hereditary conditions? Again I'm sorry if that comes off as too nosy. Though my ailment is different, I know,all too well, it's life impeding detriments. It's definitely good to see that you( and others) are definitely on the road to success though! ! I'm in the same kind of lonely boat as you are. Friends have grown up and moved on while I'm still muddling around. You'll find someone though ^_^

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Alright so far. Took a semester off from school so I can focus on fitness. Planning a ton for conventions, big ones mostly. My grandmother's demetia's getting bad, though, and my brother's on his second deployment with the Navy & I have no idea where he is (If I did then something's not right).

Also not getting much photography practice lately.
Ohh yeah....Dementia is a nasty one. I know one of my internet friends has gone through something similar with his mom. Also not knowing the whereabouts of a loved one, but knowing they could be in danger is also gut wrenching. That's heartbreaking.....Although I can imagine it being next to impossible. have you tried taking your mind off of everything?
Not because you don't care or anything, but just because it's not healthy to stew everything around in your brain.

OOPS I forgot to quote you!StarsCASSiOPEiA ^_^;
Although I work from home, I can certainly understand the not being able to catch my own breath or think my own thoughts XD I do audio contracting and trying to entertain multiple projects is certainly taxing to say the very least! XD
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