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CaySedai
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This is not really planned ... but here I am.

I don't usually pay attention to my post count and will probably not be aware when I reach 1000 posts or 2000, etc. But I can check my own profile and find my anniversary on Hatrack. [Wink]

It's been an interesting year. I don't think I have any great insights to offer - maybe next time.

Who am I?
I am usually the person behind the camera, recording the moments of my life without showing my own involvement. I'm the mom, the one who is most concerned about getting the bills paid (although I don't always have the means to do that). I am a procrastinating perfectionist - putting off the things I need/want to do until I can do them "right" - and often never doing them at all because of that. I am insecure. I have wants and dreams, but don't always know how to achieve my dreams. I am lazy - just ask my dad. At the age of 44, I should be over the sense of alienation and unworthiness I feel when I think about him, but I'm not.

I do some things right and some things wrong. I don't want to offend. I am insecure about my creativity - I don't think I have what it takes, so I don't try. I know that's ridiculous, yet that's how it is. And, I can't draw, either.

Here's how Hatrack is affecting my life: I find myself referring to posts on Hatrack in real-life conversation. "Someone on Hatrack posted a link to this article ... " I check the forum while at work (against company policy), often using the excuse of looking for a post in order to find the link to the article I mentioned.

I got to meet a few Hatrackers at Bob and Dana's wedding. This confirmed my idea of Hatrackers as terrific people (I got rides to the wedding and back home - about an hour's drive!). I find myself looking at people as though I will find those Hatrackers where I live. (Gee, that person looks like "X".)

I learn about things outside my own life. People from other places have similar experiences to mine. Murpheys Law or Adventures with Greyhound: pt 2

I get to use my brain in new and exciting ways. [Wink]

So, I'll be hanging here for some time to come. (Is that destined for the Out of context thread? [Dont Know] Maybe.)

I've invited myself to the party and I don't plan to leave. [Party]

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katharina
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Very good. [Smile] I'm glad you're here. [Smile]
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Congrats on surviving a tough year here. That election year thing drove me nuts.

But don't worry, it's a very short drive. [Big Grin]

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twinky
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There's a party? And I wasn't invited? [Cry]

[Wink]

[Big Grin]

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Susie Derkins
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Wow. You seem older than a year. You must just be wise. [Smile]

Thanks for contributing to our little community. Remember everytime you think something great about Hatrack, that you're a piece of that.

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ElJay
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[Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

I'm so glad I got a chance to meet you, even if we didn't get to talk much. Thanks for sharing a little bit more, it was neat to read.

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CaySedai
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I also sing in the car and at church, even though my voice is ... unstable, to say the least (key, what key?).

I haven't decided what to do when I grow up.

And - one of my rides on April 2 (going home from BobnDanaCon) was ElJay, sister of the bride - how's that for going out of your way?

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Corwin
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Happy new year!

(somebody just HAD to say it! [Wink] )

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I am insecure about my creativity
Yeah, I know exactly how you feel. I'm the guy who drew the hat and then told people it's actually an elephant eaten by a snake! [Big Grin]
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CaySedai, you seem like you've been here longer than a year. [Smile] I'm glad you're at the party. Don't ever leave.
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[Smile]
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You've only been here a year? Wow. Well, time flies when you're . . . insane. [Evil]

I'm glad you're here. [Kiss]

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[Party]
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