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What did you dare to do this year? 

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HeyItsSpiffy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Took voluntary redundancy, and got out of a job that was sucking the joy out of my life. :phew:
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I think that's very brave of you :salute:
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   General Artist
I started my own business; which didn't work out the way I had planned but I learned a lot and got other opportunities.

I let my guard down for the first time in years to have a relationship with someone who turned out to be perfect with me. Though we had to go through a lot, we made it work in the end.

I stopped taking care of everyone to take care of and focus on my children and I instead the constant struggle of taking care of my sister, father and everyone else that couldn't get it together since my grandma passed. (I still feel guilty about this one, but I can't be responsible for them forever, they have to do it themselves eventually and it was only gonna happen by me moving and making them at least try)
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petrova Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist
How's it going with your business and of course with love now six months later? :aww:

And with caring for yourself and your children, I think that's a really good idea. I mean you need to take care of yourself to have something to give to others. The rest who couldn't get it together, well, you can only do so much they need to do some of the work too - but it's hard to let go like that.
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Kipporah Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well not what I wrote down to do, which was go up in a hot air balloon. LOL But let's see, I did dare to go to Carlsbad Caverns. And I went on a tour by myself while Dad photographed the larger room. Hm besides standing up for myself more at work I guess nothing much.
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petrova Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Well, I think that was some amazing things you did anyway. The hot air balloon ride might be something you can do this year? :aww:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Travelling to the other side of the world on my own at the age of 20 to stay for a month with someone I'd never met in a country where hardly anyone has a language in common with me.

Quitting all my jobs.

Hiking/backpacking in Scotland with my younger brother.

Choosing and starting a new university study.

Accepting an internship with dA. Not that I hesitated :P
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I'd say that was one awesome year :la: Now you just have to top last year and make this even better.

Any special places in Scotland you'd recommend going to?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
So far it looks like this year will be at least as good, with all I have planned. :D

We hiked from Inverness to Cannich, going off the road where we could, which was absolutely wonderful.
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petrova Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist
So, how would explain the nature and views around Iverness and Cannich? :aww:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hmm... beautiful :) Wide. A bit rough and yet peaceful.
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Yelnatz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I did so much! I flipped a canoe, made a whole whack of films, finished the pilot of my tv show, soloed a canoe, had my first professional film gig, survived a week on only six hours of sleep, and moved out on my own!
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petrova Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I think that sounds like a fantastic year for you :nod: Let's hope this will be EVEN better :la:
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Lillith8810 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to take a photography class at the community college here as soon as I can afford it (it's not horribly expensive at least), also needing some work done on a couple teeth which I shouldn't put off any longer, not looking forward to it!
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petrova Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist
How's it gone with the photo class and your teeth? :hug:
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Lillith8810 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Haven't gotten around to it yet, still looking for work. The economy here is supposed to get better I heard. So hopefully I'll find something by the time summer has ended :) Thanks for asking! How are you? :hug:
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petrova Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Ah, I see I got an answer already to my comment I asked about your job. Sad to hear it didn't go well with the job you said you had. I'm having my :fingerscrossed: for you. :hug:

For me it could be a bit better, my personal life is a bit stormy at the moment but at least I'm recovering from my cold - finally :aww:
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Lillith8810 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hopefully things get better for the both of us! :) Been a crazy year already. :hug:
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Indeed! I hope our autumn and winter will be awesome!
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Lillith8810 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yours too! :)
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deridolls Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
quit one of my part-time jobs (which I HATED). A little less steady money, but a lot more happiness and the extra time for my doll orders usually makes up for the loss at the end of the month. :)
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petrova Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist
So, now six months into the new year, do you regret leaving the job you hated? :aww:
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deridolls Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
There have been some financial drawbacks that, had I known they would happen, I think I would have stuck with it a couple months more, but regret-regret? Nope. Good riddance! :)
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petrova Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Glad to hear that you're happy with your choice! Not that great with the financial drawbacks but I'm sure it will be better soon, your dolls are so lovely.
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BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
leaving all those conventional jobs from 8 to 5 and become a freelance digital artist =D you?
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petrova Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I think it's amazing you dared to do that. How's the freelancing going?

What I dared to do last year... hm, to cut my mum off for a while I think was one of the bravest things I managed to do.
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BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
As you can see I have been hardly around because I am mostly working and working and working, this year will be a hard year for me and my darling =ninaste because we are trying to make our digital store raise so we can have more free times... the freelancing is doing great but doesn't give enough to be able to buy a couple of cintiqs... we are thinking to open a growing fund see if people can help us with donations....

I have been trying to cut my mother off for a while, but I did open up to her you know, so that I could take all that anger I had inside so now I am doing much better in that sense =D and you? how is life?
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petrova Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist
I'd say go for it with the donations, you can only gain from it :hug: And I really hope things will pick up soon for you guys.

Yeah I know how that is, I cut my mum off again this year just to talk to her again on Mother's day. Not really sure what to do from here. But glad to hear you got things off your chest with your mum! :la: Overall here life could be better but most of the things that are bad are things that's out of my control :noes: I try to focus on the good parts.
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BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is actually what I am thinking to do you know....
If I ever need you to help me promote it could you help me???? about your mom wow I can imagine what you are going though things for me in this side of the boat with my mother are from bad to terrible gee....

I was wondering could I get your email, to write you there you can really use a friend right now, since I feel like I am falling apart and there is no one to really catch anything for me at the other corner, if you can write with me then that would be amazing.... :heart:
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petrova Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist
So sorry I haven't replied, or I did but my computer crashed but I thought it had sent before it did :noes: Of course I would help you promote it if you asked for donations :hug:

If you still need a friend I'm here, feel free to either note me or e-mail me at carin(AT)caja-art.se
So sorry I didn't see sooner that the reply wasn't sent :noes:
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Orkekum Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nope, i think not... Oh!

Barely any planning i took my car, took some spare clothes and took adn drove my old car 400km in one direction, couple nights in a hotel, looking around in a small town, then back town :D
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petrova Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
That's very cool. Did you see something interesting?
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Orkekum Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
a beautiful church to begin with
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
That's always nice, I for one have a soft spot for old churches :nod:
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:iconorkekum:
Orkekum Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yep :nod:
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