In addition to learning another language, something that felt basically impossible, I stopped smoking weed regularly which seemed super possible while I was smoking it and turned out to be true with the major caveat that giant lifestyle changes are the only thing to make it easy. This year I did a 10 (12) day silent mediation “retreat” (intense camp) to start 2019 off after taking all the psychedelics necessary. I had a big ass mustache and a skullet worthy of @Lefty Scaevola . Shaved it all for the meditation event and for my nieces and I look less glorious but way more sexy. I finished my halfway point in a foreign language requirement hanging over me for my undergraduate degree for many many many years, living in Texas and confirming I like coasts. Before leaving and passing my second class I threw the after hours party I dreamed throwing in Texas with the people I wanted to throw it with. Techno in one room and gay multi format party in another in a converted hair salon after hours. To most of the players I was the backdrop but quietly I was the keystone. I moved back home and techno’d really hard and played my original music for the second time at a pig roast dance party but in a way for the first for a judgmental crowd to good response. I worked for my dad which was actually really nice as well and did good work. At this time I researched Spanish language schools to turbocharge my abilities so that I could finish the next to semesters because the Hygro that self sabotaged is over. Sad news too, the second of my aunts and uncles died. Many left but it’s no consolation. I moved to Nicaragua for six weeks, got support for four more, and had quite the experience here. And I’m not done. I plan to move back, finish school in the summer of 2020, get a job in the tech bubble capital of the universe, and continue posting here.