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How Was 2016 For You?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Martin, Jan 8, 2017.

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How Was 2016 For You?

  1. 1 - Worst Year Ever

    11.8%
  2. 2

    5.9%
  3. 3

    15.7%
  4. 4

    17.6%
  5. 5 - Average

    12.7%
  6. 6

    7.8%
  7. 7

    8.8%
  8. 8

    6.9%
  9. 9

    11.8%
  10. 10 - Best Year Ever

    1.0%
  1. ModernCat

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    I rated 3 and I wish I could change it to 2. I was pretty depressed and considered suicide. I often thought about drinking that bottle of rubbing alcohol inside a cabinet.
    I was really scared about future and thought myself as worthless. Also, waking up to a memory of an event from 2 years ago that terrified me wasn't fun at all.

    I know that there are many people who had it worse than I did. That period lasted roughly 4 months. I was able to take control of it to a certain degree and I don't want to go through that again, even if it wasn't severe.

    Also the election of Trump and a huge political scandal in my area made me lose faith in humanity.

    ---------- Post added 16th Jan 2017 at 07:10 PM ----------

    Didn't see that there were questions to answer.

    1. What was the biggest change in your life this year?
    I don't think anything in me has fundamentally changed.

    2. What did you do over the summer?
    Studied, slept in, and got a toothache.

    3. How were relationships with boyfriends/girlfriends?
    Never had one in my life.

    4. What news story sticks in your mind the most from 2016?
    Trump's election and huge political scandel in my area. Faith in humanity lost. Recovered partially when people in my area stood up against the corruption.

    5. Favourite song from the year?
    Orange from an anime Your Lie in April.
    And some Coldplay songs. Lost stood to me the most because of the lyrics.

    6. Favourite artist this year?
    Coldplay. Never realized that they were. This. Good.

    7. Did you make any new years resolutions and if so, did you stick to them?
    I'm trting to be more productive and find out more about myself. I'll try.

    8. What are you most proud of personally this year (i.e.- something you have done)?
    I didn't die:thumbsup:

    9. Who are you most proud of (can be a famous or non- famous person)?
    My crush (not sure if I still have feelings for) has won first place in a speech contest. Not a big one but I'm happy for her anyway.

    10. Did you have to learn any hard life lessons in the past 12 months?
    Went through a lot but not sure what I could say about that. Stay true to yourself?(cliche I know)

    11. Have you had any life-changing experiences in 2016?
    The change didn't happen in one event. It came to me naturally.

    12. Did you do anything you never thought you would do?
    I learned some math. I thought I completly lost the abiloty to do it for a past year, it's slowly coming to me.

    13. Did you gain any new qualifications?
    I proved to myself that I'm not that dumb after all.

    14. What is your happiest memory from the year?
    Metting some of the best people I've ever met.

    15. What was your most stupid incident?
    Ongoing. Wish I could walk away from that without anyone bringing it up.

    16. What things do you appreciate most in your life at the moment?
    That I still have some time left. That I don't have to rush things yet.

    17. What are/were your plans for xmas/ new year?
    Next year I'm going to ask someone out. Only if I really like them.

    18. Are you making any new years resolutions for 2017? What do you hope will be different?
    I hope that all my mistakes will be forgiven, and all my wishes coming true such as having enough skills to get into the field I want--IT or biology.

    19. How do you rate 2016 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best)?
    2.5

    20. Will you still be on EC this time next year?
    Yes. I mean I thought I figured out my sexuality but I realized that I was just in one vicious cycle that keeps going. Going from "Hell I'm bi" to "I'm having an identity crisis so it's falsifying my feelings" This is part of the reason why I was feeling down this year.

    So yeah, I drove myself crazy over some trivial matters in life.
     
  2. AnAtypicalGuy

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    1. What was the biggest change in your life this year?
    Realising who I was.

    2. What did you do over the summer?
    I might have worked on my book a little. Other than that, nothing much.

    3. How were relationships with boyfriends/girlfriends?
    Had a stint with some guy. He turned out to be gross so needless to say it was short-lived.

    4. What news story sticks in your mind the most from 2016?
    Take a guess.

    5. Favourite song from the year?
    I listen to whatever sounds good, not so much whatever's new.

    6. Favourite artist this year?
    Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, Coldplay

    7. Did you make any new years resolutions and if so, did you stick to them?
    Not that I can recall.

    8. What are you most proud of personally this year (i.e.- something you have done)?
    Getting through the year somehow.

    9. Who are you most proud of (can be a famous or non- famous person)?
    A kid called Elijah. He's awesome.

    10. Did you have to learn any hard life lessons in the past 12 months?
    Don't put too much trust on anyone. They will let you down.

    11. Have you had any life-changing experiences in 2016?
    Figuring out I was FTM trans.

    12. Did you do anything you never thought you would do?
    I disarmed my dad as he held a knife.

    13. Did you gain any new qualifications?
    First Aid I guess.

    14. What is your happiest memory from the year?
    None in particular, though I did have a handful of nice experiences.

    15. What was your most stupid incident?
    Telling my sister I was trans.

    16. What things do you appreciate most in your life at the moment?
    My friends.

    17. What are/were your plans for xmas/ new year?
    Relaxing. Taking a break from stress. That didn't happen of course.

    18. Are you making any new years resolutions for 2017? What do you hope will be different?
    Let me get back to you on that.

    19. How do you rate 2016 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best)?
    I think I voted 3.

    20. Will you still be on EC this time next year?
    Hopefully.
     
  3. SkyDiver

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    1. What was the biggest change in your life this year?

    Realizing that I had to start thinking seriously of what I would do after getting my degree, and started to make plans.

    2. What did you do over the summer?

    Procrastinated on my online courses, worked, went to Chile, Los Angeles, and numerous weekends in the mountains

    3. How were relationships with boyfriends/girlfriends?

    I dated two guys, neither lasted longer than 3 months though.

    4. What news story sticks in your mind the most from 2016?

    The US election.

    5. Favourite song from the year?

    MakeLove - Dive In (Pat Lok Remix)

    6. Favourite artist this year?

    Pat Lok

    7. Did you make any new years resolutions and if so, did you stick to them?

    I tried to be more positive, and it worked better than usual!

    8. What are you most proud of personally this year (i.e.- something you have done)?

    I started a new job and a university study project, both completely out of my comfort zone.

    9. Who are you most proud of (can be a famous or non- famous person)?

    My best friend.

    10. Did you have to learn any hard life lessons in the past 12 months?

    Self-worth based on the approval of others is not self-worth at all!

    11. Have you had any life-changing experiences in 2016?

    I had a really damn good summer... met so many new people and learned alot.

    12. Did you do anything you never thought you would do?

    Stayed in a hostel, and I'm so glad I did!

    13. Did you gain any new qualifications?

    Liquor serving certification.

    14. What is your happiest memory from the year?

    Probably the entire weekend in July where 6 of us loaded up two vehicles with food, alcohol and a huge tent and went camping in Jasper.

    15. What was your most stupid incident?

    Backing my car into the gate at my house and ripping off the entire bumper...

    16. What things do you appreciate most in your life at the moment?

    My family, friends and privilege to do things that a lot of others can't.

    17. What are/were your plans for xmas/ new year?

    Just chilling with the family, nothing more and nothing less.

    18. Are you making any new years resolutions for 2017? What do you hope will be different?

    Actually starting my papers in a timely fashion and not saving them for the morning that they're due... getting fit... eating better... all that jazz?

    19. How do you rate 2016 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best)?

    5... The first half was a solid 10 and the second half was a solid 0.

    20. Will you still be on EC this time next year?

    Yes!
     
  4. Iloveyoubabe

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    2016 was a really good year for me. It was one of the best. A lot of good things happened in 2016 for me.
     
  5. Assassin'sKat

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    1. What was the biggest change in your life this year?
    I actually had a lot of things happen. Don't know what the biggest thing is, so I'll just list all the biggest things. I graduated, got my first job, then realized I was gay...
    2. What did you do over the summer?
    The things I just listed.
    3. How were relationships with boyfriends/girlfriends?
    I got my heartbroken. I wasn't even dating her, but when I was her "best friend"(I don't even know if she cared about me) I probably wished I was dating her.
    4. What news story sticks in your mind the most from 2016?
    That Orlando shooting I guess.
    5. Favourite song from the year?
    I don't know.
    6. Favourite artist this year?
    I listen to old stuff. I guess my most listened to artist is Journey.
    7. Did you make any new years resolutions and if so, did you stick to them?
    No
    8. What are you most proud of personally this year (i.e.- something you have done)?
    Graduated
    9. Who are you most proud of (can be a famous or non- famous person)?
    My best friends
    10. Did you have to learn any hard life lessons in the past 12 months?
    Fuck yeah. I got my heart broken, man. I guess I learned not to be too attached to people who aren't there for you like you are for them. Fucking jerks. Also I learned that I can get really upset over a broken heart just like everyone else, and it takes a long ass time to heal. I always thought the way people get so torn up over a broken heart was cheesy, but I get it now.
    11. Have you had any life-changing experiences in 2016?
    My answer to this is the same as the answer to the first question. Also the heartbroken thing.
    12. Did you do anything you never thought you would do?
    I guess because I didn't go to prom. I never thought I would be one of the people to miss prom. But I didn't have any money, so...
    13. Did you gain any new qualifications?
    I graduated and got a job...
    14. What is your happiest memory from the year?
    My 18th birthday in a beach town with my best friend.
    15. What was your most stupid incident?
    I really don't know man.
    16. What things do you appreciate most in your life at the moment?
    My cats.
    17. What are/were your plans for xmas/ new year?
    I hung out with my best friend.
    18. Are you making any new years resolutions for 2017? What do you hope will be different?
    I hope to be over her by now. I can't tell if I've let go yet. I still seem to avoid getting close to others.
    19. How do you rate 2016 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best)?
    It suuuuuccckkked. For personal reasons.
    20. Will you still be on EC this time next year?
    Hope so.
     
  6. guywholikescats

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    1. What was the biggest change in your life this year?
    I started high school (we do that at age 16 in Norway), my friends moved away to go to other schools, and I finally realized that I'm a trans boy

    2. What did you do over the summer?

    Went on different holidays with my family

    3. How were relationships with boyfriends/girlfriends?
    I'm just as single as I've always been

    4. What news story sticks in your mind the most from 2016?
    The whole mess that was the US election

    5. Favourite song from the year?
    I can't really choose one song, I swap favourite songs every few weeks

    6. Favourite artist this year?
    Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Bastille

    7. Did you make any new years resolutions and if so, did you stick to them?
    Didn't make any

    8. What are you most proud of personally this year (i.e.- something you have done)?
    Taking much more responsibility for my life

    9. Who are you most proud of (can be a famous or non- famous person)?
    One of my best friends. She got a girlfriend in June.

    10. Did you have to learn any hard life lessons in the past 12 months?
    Probably, but I can't remember any right now

    11. Have you had any life-changing experiences in 2016?
    Realizing I'm a boy

    12. Did you do anything you never thought you would do?
    Went to a concert in the capital (about 500 kilometers away) with some friends, without any grown-ups accompanying us on the trip

    13. Did you gain any new qualifications?

    I finished middle school (we finish middle school the year we turn 16 in Norway)

    14. What is your happiest memory from the year?

    The concert I mentioned in question 12, probably

    15. What was your most stupid incident?

    I got on the wrong bus once and ended up stuck in nowhere

    16. What things do you appreciate most in your life at the moment?

    That things are going fairly well and I can talk to my parents if I need to

    17. What are/were your plans for xmas/ new year?

    I was at home with my family

    18. Are you making any new years resolutions for 2017? What do you hope will be different?

    I hope to come out as trans to a few friends. I also hope to be able to start socially transitioning

    19. How do you rate 2016 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best)?

    8

    20. Will you still be on EC this time next year?

    Hopefully. I just joined, so I don't know how long I'll stick around, but hopefully I won't leave too soon
     
  7. justinf

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    1. What was the biggest change in your life this year?
    I bought my first own house. After moving out of my parents' place when I was 18, I shared an apartment with three roommates for five years. After getting a fulltime job in early 2016, I could finally start looking for a place of my own.

    2. What did you do over the summer?
    I didn't go on any trips, because I wanted to save money to buy and furnish earlier mentioned house. So I pretty much just worked. Any free time I had, I spent hanging out and going to the beach with my friends, or with family.

    3. How were relationships with boyfriends/girlfriends?
    I met a guy last year (I'd been single for over a year), and right now we've 'officially' been together for four months :slight_smile:

    4. What news story sticks in your mind the most from 2016?


    5. Favourite song from the year?
    Is Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling from 2016? If so, then that one. It's not even really the kind of music I usually listen to (usually listen to techno, EDM, and urban Dutch music no one on here would know), but I simply think it's a really, really good song.

    6. Favourite artist this year?
    Really don't know.

    7. Did you make any new years resolutions and if so, did you stick to them?
    Yes, and I stuck to all of them. They were:
    - cut down on the alcohol
    - stop using drugs altogether
    - be true to myself regarding my sexuality
    - open up to people more

    The last one is still hard for me, but I'm gettting better at it.

    8. What are you most proud of personally this year (i.e.- something you have done)?
    I graduated in two different majors (social pedagogy and physical therapy), which I worked very hard for. I took a really long time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, I switched majors, added a major, and then when I decided I'd finally found my passion, I worked my ass off to make it a success.

    9. Who are you most proud of (can be a famous or non- famous person)?
    I would have to say a friend of mine. His mom has been struggling with cancer and they found out last summer that there's nothing more the doctors can do for her. Even with everything that he has to deal with, he's taking care of his younger siblings, works extra shifts so his dad has more time to stay with his mom, and he still manages to pass his tests for his law study. I don't think many people could do what he does.

    10. Did you have to learn any hard life lessons in the past 12 months?
    No. I've had to learn a lot of hard life lessons over the past couple of years, but none that I can recall in 2016.

    11. Have you had any life-changing experiences in 2016?
    I don't think so.

    12. Did you do anything you never thought you would do?
    Well, I spent Christmas with my boyfriend's family and he spent the day after Christmas with mine (we call it Second Christmas Day over here). Sounds silly, but I never thought I'd actually spend Christmas with a boyfriend's family and I sure as hell never thought I'd be bringing a boyfriend to spend Christmas with mine.

    13. Did you gain any new qualifications?
    Well I got my degrees, does that count? I'm now an officially registered social pedagogical care worker and a physical therapist (!)

    14. What is your happiest memory from the year?
    Christmas. Both with the boyfriend's family and with my family. It was exactly as Christmas should be.

    15. What was your most stupid incident?
    Can't remember any stupid incidents, to be honest.

    16. What things do you appreciate most in your life at the moment?
    My family, having found someone that I love, and being completely independent.

    17. What are/were your plans for xmas/ new year?
    I already talked about my Christmas. For New Year's I went to a houseparty with friends and went out to party in the clubs afterwards.

    18. Are you making any new years resolutions for 2017? What do you hope will be different?
    No, I already made New Year's resolutions for 2016 and like I said, I stuck to all of them, so I didn't need to make new ones for this year.

    19. How do you rate 2016 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best)?
    I rate 2016 with a 9.

    20. Will you still be on EC this time next year?
    Of course. I may have periods where I'm not active on here at all, but I could never completely leave EC behind. I owe so much to this place.
     
  8. LaurenSkye

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    I gave it a "3". It was pretty damn bad, especially for an even numbered year (which are typically better for me).
     
  9. Jacob D

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    1.What was the biggest change in your life this year?

    The break up of me and my girlfriend. I was with her for 2 years.

    2. What did you do over the summer?

    I worked mostly but took a one week vacation to New York.

    3. How were relationships with boyfriends/girlfriends?

    Well like I said we broke up.

    4. What news story sticks in your mind the most from 2016?
    None that I can think of.

    5. Favourite song from the year?

    I don't know.

    6. Favourite artist this year?

    Twenty One Pilots

    7. Did you make any new years resolutions and if so, did you stick to them?

    I don't make any new years resolutions.

    8. What are you most proud of personally this year (i.e.- something you have done)?

    Paying off my car. Took time but I did it.

    9. Who are you most proud of (can be a famous or non- famous person)?

    My aunt for beating breast cancer.

    10. Did you have to learn any hard life lessons in the past 12 months?

    Yeah that love is a complicated thing.

    11. Have you had any life-changing experiences in 2016?

    The break up with my girlfriend. I invested 2 years and then suddenly she was gone from my life.

    12. Did you do anything you never thought you would do?

    Yeah. I never thought I'd end up sexually messing around with a male best friend.

    13. Did you gain any new qualifications?

    Does getting a raise at work count?

    14. What is your happiest memory from the year?

    My stepbrother's marriage to his partner.

    15. What was your most stupid incident?

    Getting pulled over by a cop for a random road check and realizing I forgot my wallet at home.

    16. What things do you appreciate most in your life at the moment?

    Family, friends and a few co-workers.

    17. What are/were your plans for xmas/ new year?

    Christmas was spent with family and for new years I attended a house party.

    18. Are you making any new years resolutions for 2017? What do you hope will be different?

    I never make new years resolutions.

    19. How do you rate 2016 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst and 10 being the best)?

    Maybe a 5? It pretty much sucked.

    20. Will you still be on EC this time next year?

    I sure hope so.