The New Year is upon us (if you follow a Roman calendar), and despite my best efforts not too, I've done a bit of personal reflection on 2013. It was without question, the craziest year of my life. And that got me to thinkin' - I wonder if anyone else had a year similar to mine?
Like it or not, you're not the same person you were 12 months ago.
So spill the beans - what's happened to you this year? I want to hear about your 2013. What happened to you, notable or otherwise, that you're comfortable sharing with us fine PA folks. Did you get married/divorced? Graduate? Drop out? Invent something? Discover new depths to your laziness? Did you discover any new bands or albums? Fall in love? Make a really rad work of art? Write some bitchin' prose? Play some awesome games? Participate in some great threads?
In the spirit of co-operation, i'll go first. I'll even give the tl;dr version, as I could write a novel on the past 12 months.
The Bad Stuff
: I was bushwhacked by some very bad people, and lost the contract I had worked for nearly 6 years. I ended up at a new place to work, only to be crushed by the government shutdown, and have to find another new job. I lost a lot of nights of sleep, and a hole in my stomach, wondering how I would pay bills, keep my home, and make it to 2014. I'm still grieving over my previous job, and the family of folks I was pulled away from.
The Good stuff
: I finally landed on my feet in November. I'm now responsible for the cyber security of a major utility and 1.3 million people who need power. I bought a brand new home, and it is very nice. I discovered how great friends can be when you're at the lowest points in your life. I saw an awesome D&D community come together during the Boston bombings
. I got to play The Last of Us, and Red Dead Redemption. I painted a bunch of toy mans. Was totally rocked by Game of Thrones. Made some really good friends.
I also discovered E.O.D. means Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Who knew, right?
Tap three mana, and tell us about your year.
I think Pringles original intention was to make tennis balls... but on the day the rubber was supposed to show up a truckload of potatoes came. Pringles is a laid-back company, so they just said, "Fuck it, cut em up!".