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The past year

What a ride it was!

The smell of fireworks hangs in the air, the taste of Dutch doughnuts lingers in my mouth. The year hasn’t yet rolled over but premature celebration is in full swing already. And for good reason! In a couple of hours we’ll have made it through another year without dying a collective, simultaneous death. If that’s no reason for celebration, I don’t know what is!

The past year has been a crazy one, both personally and globally. For me, it was a year of firsts and lasts, though a fair chunk of that will be carrying over into the new year. I finished my studies and completed the largest part of my graduation internship, so I’m nearly done with all of that!

I’d say something cheesy about meeting the love of my life this year, but that’s an overstatement. Still, I’m so happy I ran into Urbit. The project fits my ideals and principles very well and it’s been very fun to work with and on. A great source of passion, who knows what more may come of it! Not to mention how it’s introduced me to so many other related topics and projects, and how much I’ve been learning from that.

As seems to be the new norm, my health did take another hit this year. RSI returned, I fucked up my knees, and even broke something for the first time in my life. Is this what I get for trying to live a more active lifestyle? You bet your ass that when this is all over I’ll be doubling down on that. Let ’em come!

On a more global scale there’s been a lot of really good news, but of course that always gets balanced out with a lot of bad. Really not anything new to report on. Though it may have you think 2017 is going to be an interesting one, I’d say it’s just going to be yet another year.

Let’s find out, shall we? See you on the other side!
~ Fang

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