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2013: Everything Happens So MuchEarlier this year, FourSquare released this nifty little visualization graph for your check-ins. When it came out, I joked to my friends that mine told a really sad story:
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I was in a relationship at the start of this chart. And I loved him dearly. I saw bits of Perú, France, and Spain with him, ultimately ended up in Austin largely because of him, and I did some pretty awesome stuff with him, like dancing salsa and learning sign language. So it wasn't that he made me a boring person, quite the contrary--he brought out a very deeply compassionate and interesting person in me and I'm so thankful for that. But soon, I realized I wasn't being as independent as I normally am. And I ignored it. I wrote it off with excuses and thought I didn't need to do anything about it. And I was wrong. I don't want to dig into any more personal detail than that, but as soon as I realized this, it was the most intense wake-up call I've had in my life.
In February this year, I swore to m