Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:34 pm

I put Thing One to bed tonight without Rei to wrangle Thing Two.
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:04 pm

Straight As my first semester of grad school. Not too shabby. :)
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby elfprince13 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:37 pm

Woah, cruising right along =) Keep it up!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:03 pm

I went on my two mile run today without zero here to give me extra motivation. This is kind of a huge deal.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:28 am

Woo hoo! Good on ya, Alea!
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby neo-dragon » Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:30 pm

So two days ago I was offered, and have accepted, a permanent teaching position at one of the most highly regarded secondary schools in my board.

This is sort of a HUGE deal, as the job market for teachers is EXTREMELY competitive and achieving this has pretty much been my number one goal in life for the last 7 years. It still feels sort of surreal. :thumbs:

I'm only slightly freaked out that starting Monday, right in the middle of the semester, I'll be at a new school, with new coworkers (leaving behind ones who are practically family), with new classes, filled with new students.
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Postby buckshot » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:43 pm

Too cool! Congrats!

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Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:00 pm

I acknowledge you are freaked out and would like to add: you are going to be AMAZING, and your coworkers and students will love you. I am so happy for and proud of you, she said non-condescendingly. :hatsoff:
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby steph » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:58 am

Awesome job!
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Postby elfprince13 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:20 pm

Awesome! =)
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:22 pm

One year, 55% of my degree down; 8 months, 45% to go. :faceplant:
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:29 pm

I drove myself to work yesterday. It was strange, yet amazing. (I also kept feeling guilty for using zero's practically brand new car even though he says he is completely fine with it and is paying my portion of insurance to do it.)
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Postby Boothby » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:45 pm

I signed up with the Technology and Entertainment Exchange with the National Academy of Sciences as a consultant for film (video) and media, so--hopefully - - I can stop whining about how films never get the physics right!
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Postby steph » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:12 pm

That's awesome, Steve!!
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Postby elfprince13 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:42 pm

Cool! I hope you tell us what projects you end up getting to consult on!
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

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I encountered/Confronted ORPHAN via Orphan's cradle and witnessed the final battle with Bhunivelze. . . not something I shouldn't be proud of. . .
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:13 pm

I maintained my straight A's this last semester, which started 2 days after I started my first full time job in 3 years. :faceplant:
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby Dr. Mobius » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:58 pm

I spent the past week detoxing from caffeine in an effort to cut sodas from my diet. I went from drinking several sodas per day before to drinking a few glasses of black tea now.
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby thoughtreader » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:08 pm

I survived my first day home alone with the baby. Chris went back to work today (he was able to work from home for the first 3 weeks after Ronan arrived and it was amazing).
It was a harder day than usual because Ronan was super fussy and didn't want to sleep but I survived and Chris is on his way home now :)

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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby buckshot » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:57 pm

Congrats on the new one! I like the name Ronan, sounds good n tuff.

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Postby Jayelle » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:01 pm

I survived my first day home alone with the baby. Chris went back to work today (he was able to work from home for the first 3 weeks after Ronan arrived and it was amazing).
It was a harder day than usual because Ronan was super fussy and didn't want to sleep but I survived and Chris is on his way home now :)
That is such a great accomplishment! It's so hard to go solo the first time.
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Postby OneLifeDC » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:52 pm

I have officially re-registered myself for PWEB. I was never an active user. Admittedly, I forgot my old username, and believe this might be the third or fourth time I have registered. Regardless, I have always been a lurker.

I am happy to see that the site is back up. I tried to get back involved while it was down, and was sad to see that it wasn't up any more.

Re-registering seems a big enough triumph today.

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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby starlooker » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:58 am

I am cautiously optimistic that I have figured out a system for getting notes done right away.
There's another home somewhere,
There's another glimpse of sky...
There's another way to lean
into the wind, unafraid.
There's another life out there...

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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby Jayelle » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:06 pm

I had a ten day visit with my family and my sister and I didn't fight once! I think we may have actually resolved our issues from our last fight.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:37 am

Did a 22.8 mile bike ride from Lincoln Park Zoo to the Museum of Science and Industry and back again.

And I can still walk. Even if barely.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:49 am

I was promoted to Vice President at our organization last week.
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Postby starlooker » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:06 pm

Congratulations!!!!
There's another home somewhere,
There's another glimpse of sky...
There's another way to lean
into the wind, unafraid.
There's another life out there...

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Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:55 pm

Syphon, you son of a gun! Congrats!!
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:44 pm

Congrats Syphon!
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Postby CezeN » Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:32 am

Good job Syphon!

First, your organization. Then, the the United States....
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby starlooker » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:59 am

Um, I cleaned my bedroom. Well, my side of it.

I am not good at adulting in regards to cleaning and organizing. Like, at all. Even a little. Every bedroom I have ever had from childhood on up has been an absolute and utter disaster. Like something you'd see on "Hoarders" disaster. Well, almost.

Anyhow, I threw a bunch of things away and actually made enough floor to be worth vacuuming and it looks really pretty.
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Postby LilBee91 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:32 pm

Woo! Good job, starlooker! I shall use you as my inspiration to clean my own cluttered room, because yea...it's not pretty.

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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:04 pm

I do piles. Piles of clothes, clean and dirty (though separate from each other, thankfully). Piles of books. Piles of papers to be dealt with.

zero tells me straightening piles out does not actually make things neater but it sure does make me feel better.
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Postby starlooker » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:07 pm

A teenager's mother told me that when they were going around saying what they were thankful for, I was one of the things he said. I am so flipping touched.
There's another home somewhere,
There's another glimpse of sky...
There's another way to lean
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There's another life out there...

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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby buckshot » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:57 pm

I'll bet that feels good! :thumbs:


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