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AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 42093527

>I will learn Japanese!
>I will learn to draw!
>I will learn to program!
>I will learn 3D modeling!
>...I'll start tomorrow!

>2010's are over in less than six months


I was 15 years old when I first came here, I was in high school, the fourth episode of the first season was airing.

I'm gonna be twenty fucking five
and I didn't do jackshit

Be honest, did you accomplish anything this decade?

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093528

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I've grown up, come to terms with being a furry and am no longer ashamed of certain fetishes (of which being a furry isn't one. That's separate). Warms my heart to chat with younger people and seeing them being more open about... things... than I ever was in my 20s.

Also I've made my peace with the shitty state of the games industry and the little shits who call themselves gamers now. I don't try to be polite and I don't hesitate to call shit out. They really don't make 'em like they used to. I'm not afraid to mock turds who think Bioshock is in any way comparable to System Shock or that any game automatically sucks because no 60 FPS or they think Epic Store and Origin and uPlay aren't totally worthless services or they think lootboxes and microtransactions are ever acceptable.

Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093530

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I accomplished being quite successful in my job - but that came simply from increased experience.

Beside that, nothing has changed in the past ten years. Never had any big plans in the first place though.

AustroSpikeCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093531

>Be honest, did you accomplish anything this decade?
Yes, various thing.

Nothing stops you from doing something today. Might not be pushing you forward in anything you listed, but an experience is an experience.

AnonymousCountry code: ponies-luna.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42093533

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I tried to escape from hope, and its hollow promises, but failed. Hope found me, hope deluded me, and hope destroyed me. At the exact moment where I had nearly become strong enough to survive, it crept in to show me a false world, one that would sap away my own earned strength in its follies.

Hubert!Zn.OKn9A2oCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093534

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>>42093533
What anime character did you take this quote from?

AnonymousCountry code: ponies-luna.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42093535

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>>42093534
It would sound even dumber if I hadn't gone out of my way to make it vague.

Matoi!Ryuuko.T1.Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093536

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I lost weight, stopped being a jobless bum, finally made out with a girl, and moved out of my dad's house so yeah I think I've made some substantial improvements to my life. Less than a month from now I'll be a property owner but I did that with my grandparents' money so the only thing I can feel good about there is (hopefully) not defaulting on the loan.

ChewyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 42093537

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>>42093527
I accomplished a massive amount of stuff this decade, honestly.

!Beemo/ZZYYCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093538

I released a video game on Steam.

That's pretty cool. Livin the dreaaam.

SnowbellCountry code: ponies-luna.png, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1  42093545

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Yes! But I haven't yet burned the world in nuclear fire so I haven't accomplished everything yet.

vynnCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093552

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t's not like you still cant do those things Anon!

I feel older, there was definitely more I wanted to accomplish. I still feel like a kid in some ways... But I thnk I've done some things at least. Fought back some depressive episodes and feel pretty good, even if I'm still learning about myself. Made myself get more hobbies even if I'm not an expert I still enjoy em. Solo traveled several times.

HispCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093620

I learnt English, how to draw, etc.

Rarity Sauce!aSPpLejACkCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093629

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Graduated from university, got hired into the line of work I was interested in (it wasn't as fun as I had hoped, but it's relatively comfortable to work with), and just this year I was promoted twice and am now making twice what I made at the start of the year. Also, I am now working exclusively with game translation, so it should hopefully be a bit more interesting or fun.

Time Lord!3klnXNcRlQCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093631

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>>42093527
(Apologies this got so long)

>I'm gonna be twenty fucking five

You're so young!
>and I didn't do jackshit
You noticed that you've got a problem with meeting personal goals, which is helpful to know.

I'd say you've stretched your motivation too thin by overloading it with high expectations and poor time management; the result will always be that you struggle to find time and feel overwhelmed if you do that.

>STEP ONE

Pick 1 thing to focus on first.

>STEP TWO

Decide when you're going to do it, i.e. the actual hours. As you do this, make sure you take into account how long your interest will last.

(Taking an hour or two to get started so that you have a better idea of how long it'll take and how much you enjoy it is fine.)

>STEP THREE

Try your plan.

>STEP FOUR

Regularly reevaluate. If you've missed one day, that's fine, but if you've missed multiple sessions in a row then maybe you don't really want to be doing the thing. There's nothing wrong with that, but admit to yourself that you're done with it and stop guilting yourself over it.

For your specific list:
>learn Japanese
Duolingo's meant to be good since it encourages daily interaction with learning the language.

Unless you're particularly talented at picking up languages, though, this one will probably be hard to stick with unless there's something specific you want to learn Japanese for, like a scheduled trip to Japan.

>learn to draw

You can 100% do this and there are often groups about doing it. (Isn't Equestria Daily's "training grounds" one?) Since you also want 3D modelling, though, it might be best to pick one at first since they're bothy artsy-output things and having too many artsy WIPs lying around is pretty discouraging.

>learn to program

I'm doing this! I'll recommend Python. Had some trouble getting into the basics since so much assumes you know them already, but after that it gets fun. With a bit of help I got into Checkio, then swapped to CodeSignal when Checkio's stuff got repetitive. Higher-tier investment (to get GOOD) means actually researching how the program language works, listening to related podcasts, and so on, but I've not done that yet and can now write basic programs. It's not so tough!

You can do the things. Or you can decide you want to do different things and do those instead.

Or you can keep blaming yourself for not being a superhuman who can unthinkingly manage their time perfectly during the stresses of day-to-day life. Your choice.

>Be honest, did you accomplish anything this decade?

Realised that my years of mental illness were largely caused by the combined Pill (ugh), struggled to drag my life back together, beat cancer, finally cut toxic friends out of my life (a massive step forwards), got employed for the first time (shitty experiences but I tried), got better at drawing, learnt to program, and some other stuff. Most of that happened in the last 5 years. Learning to recognise and work around limitations, and just generally to schedule my time, has been really helpful for getting things done.

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42093844

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Despite everything I've managed to set out on my own and might even meet one of my best friends in a couple months.

Gordon Freepony!3qXAA4XUX2Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42094662

After disappearing for nearly eight years, I came back to ponychan to find this post. I paused at that lost time and here’s what I did.

I went to college and messed up. I tried again and succeeded. Changed my major and took the long route, eventually walked across that stage with three years of work and a bachelors degree in education. Three months later I got a job in public education and I’ve been doing it ever since. I regret nothing.
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Epic Mount!Hero.tYu2gCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42094859

I've always wanted to make computer games.
Not like we don't have todays technology for the average man to do it. Heck I got latest Unity on my computer.
Just never got round to doing anything other than write out the ideas that are going nowhere.

!Vilci..jP.Country code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42094860

An absolute ton. I escaped from my parents, I got a job for a long while there, going to college soon, I became a magical girl, I got a girlfriend who I wanna marry, I have friends now, I survived multiple major surgeries and came out stronger both times... sure, I haven't done anything like learn a language or significantly advance my career, which is kinda lame, but all the things I did do make me pretty darn happy.

ScorbunnyCountry code: blank.gif, country type: ponyflag, valid: 1 42094913

Actually, a lot of good things happens on my end.

This year, I've been coming out more and more as a nonbinary person, or enby for short. As a musician, I've been making a lot of music and I am a staff member of a netlabel. I mostly make hardcore and power noise, but also some breakbeat and IDM. I still hate "IDM" as a term so much, you have no idea.

Anyway, I think the only bad thing that has happened is that when a couple years ago, I got diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes. Like, actual diabetes. Thankfully, I'm on medications that don't require needles. I really don't like messing with needles.

I only came back here recently, even though I've been participating in the fandom in other places. So, I've been good. I hope to attend a pony convention next year. If not, well it's not that of a deal. In the end, I hope we have fun even after the FiM show has ended.


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