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I'll be ringing in the New Year at work this year, guys (oh, hotel night audit you are such a glamorous thing), so I hope you're all out having fun in my stead.

 1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
Moved somewhere new with an actual plan in mind.  This...probably shouldn't be the first time I've managed that?  I'm 24 years old.  But I'm pretty damn proud of myself, anyway.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Didn't make any last year. Won't this year, either.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My sister's sister-in-law.  I'm not sure if that counts, since we're neither geographically or emotionally close, but it got my sister and her husband talking about kids which is pretty big news.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, but it was a five-year anniversary of the deaths of two people with whom I was incredibly close.  It was rough in ways I didn't anticipate and didn't deal with particularly well.

5. What countries did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
Schoolwork.  I've finally got the money saved to finish my BA, which (depending on how many classes I can fit in around my work schedule) should take about a year and a half to two years.  So I want a degree, but I'll take the work that gets me there for now.

7. What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
The anniversary of Lucy's death.  Bit self explanatory, there.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
The big move!  And also getting back to fandom, I think.  I hadn't realized how much I'd missed the active participation bit of being a fan, and the beta work and odd bit of writing has been a real joy.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Nothing huge, I don't think, but I didn't do a great job of taking care of my physical health.  I did a lot of work on my emotional well-being, but my commitment to healthy eating and exercise fell a bit by the wayside.  I didn't gain much weight, or anything, but I feel a bit sluggish and haven't been sleeping as well as I'm used to.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Tonsillitis.  It was the 8th time.  They still refuse to take them out.  Ugh.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A treadmill desk.  It's my new baby.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
All of you lot.  My sister who started her masters in archaeology.  My cousin who came out to his family, despite knowing how they'd react.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled?
Basically everyone I came in contact with at my old job. No. Really.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent, food, gas.  I was pretty good about spending in 2013.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Figuring out what exactly I wanted to major in.  At my last school, I'd been working towards a Lit degree, which...it is mostly impossible to get a job in my area without a masters or phd, so--social work!  Yay!

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?
Uh...the Pacific Rim Soundtrack? I don't know, don't look at me.

17: Compared to this time last year, are you: 
(a) happier or sadder?
 Happier.  Not...not by a lot, but it's significant.
(b) thinner or fatter? Maybe five pounds heavier?  Not noticeably fatter.
(c) richer or poorer? Poorer.  Is anyone richer?

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
...not much?  I was pretty happy with what I managed to accomplish in the last year.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Putting up with being treated poorly.  I'm not sure when I got so terrible at sticking up for myself, but that's not happening anymore.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Quiet day in with my immediate family sans Indy (she had winter-term classes).

21. Did you fall in love in 2013?
No.  Thank fuck.

22. What was your favorite TV program?
...that's still on?  Nothing much.  I rewatched all of SG1 and SGA this year, so it was pretty much all Stargate all the time at Casa Hale in 2013.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
...no.  Like people significantly less?  yes, yes, yes

24. What was the best book you read?
That I was reading for the first time?  Human Division by John Scalzi.  Rereading?  To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis.  (It was a spec fic kind of year.)

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
2013 wasn't a big music year for me.  I listened to a lot of my old standards, enjoyed the latest albums from a few favorite bands, nothing really new.

26. What did you want and get?
My treadmill desk.  Been saving up for ages and it was a great purchase.  

27. What did you want and not get?
Not...much?  Not anything that I was realistically expecting.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
Just one?  Pacific Rim.  I saw a lot of good movies this year, but that was the fave.

29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Going back to school sooner.  The money situation just didn't work out.

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?
I...didn't have one?  I spent most of my year in sweats at home and a uniform at work.

31. What kept you sane?

32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Uh...it was sort of a Joe Flan resurgence this year.  Like I said, too much Stargate.

33. What political issue stirred you the most?
Baby Boomers shitting all over Millennials; educational debt; reproductive rights; same old bullshit.

34. Who did you miss?
My little sister, Indy.  Looking forward to seeing her this week at Disneyland!

35. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
Take shit from no one.

Date: 2014-01-01 06:11 am (UTC)
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Happy New Year, darling ♥ May the next year be better than the last one :)


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