The Traditional End-of-Year Survey, Year 13

This survey has been going on since 2002, when a friend found it somewhere and posted it on her LiveJournal. A bunch of us tagged along, but I think only I remained at this point, as the two friends who stuck along ended up not hanging with as many foreigners in their latter years.

1. What did you do in 2014 that you'd never done before?
- Had a large test done at the hospital.

- Bought a skirt.

- Biked over 20 km.

- Wrote Star Wars fanfiction.

- Earned money like a Swede or Finn.

2. Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Yes and yes. Then again, my 2014 New Year's resolution was to say "rectum" in random context, unexpectedly, once per day.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
A bunch of 'em.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Our neighbours from across the street, an older couple.

5. What countries did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2015 that you lacked in 2014?
See above.

7. What dates from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April 08th - The marathon blood test.

July 31st/August 01st - Joined this one board. And yes, it does not display the same date when I'm logged in and when I'm logged out.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Money, money, money...must be funny...

9. What was your biggest failure?
The letter I wrote back to my ex in January. Also, this time when his friend who thinks she's famous scolded me. Actually, everything related to my ex. He's beyond help, sadly.

10. Did you suffer any illness or injury?
Turned out I have insulin resistance, likely as a consequence of PCOS. Losing weight rapidly and darn happy about that!

I think I had one cold.

11. What was the best thing someone bought you?
- This is a backdated missing post written in 2018, so I don't remember.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
A lot of folks were good. I like the doc who diagnosed me with insulin resistance, he was so nice to everybody.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
My ex.

This dude Carlos, for whose company I worked for one month.

My online friend's younger sister.

14. Where did most of your money go?
A lot of...everything. And revisiting a childhood obsession.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
A dream job of sorts.

16. What song will always remind you of 2014?
A whole album of songs. 😉

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) Happier or sadder? Happier.
b) Fatter or skinnier? Skinnier.
c) Richer or poorer? MUCH richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Working with Carlos. :p

20. How do you plan to spend Christmas?
Not sure.

21. Did you fall in love in 2014?

22. How many one night stands?

23. What was your favourite TV program?
Didn't watch much TV.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Carlos?! But I didn't know him one year ago.

25. What was the best book you read?
See 11.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery of the year?
A whole lot of it.

27. What did you want and get?
A great job.

28. What did you want and not get?
A vacay would've been nice, dunno.

29. What was your favourite film of this year?
Didn't go to cinema.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
31 and see 11.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
January and September not having been a part of it.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014?
Whatever fits.

33. What kept you sane?
Money. Weight loss.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Kind of none.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
See 11.

36. Who do you miss?
See 11.

37. Who was the best new person you met?
See 11.

38. What was the best thing you ate?
A lot of great takeaway/delivery.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014?
There are answers to everything.

If it doesn't work, let it go.

Some people might not be what you expect IRL.


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