How have you changed since Sep7 began?

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Sep7 is nearing its 7-year anniversary. Many of us have experienced significant life changes since this site began.

I was 16 when this site started, and things have changed for me in many ways since then: enough that I don't feel like listing all of them right now. Some of the major points worth noting:

- I graduated high school in 2016, and am about to receive my bachelor's degree in a couple months

- I've moved residences three times since 2017, although I've remained in the north Texas area.

- I am much healthier than I used to be. From early 2018 through early to mid 2019 I lost about 60lb (200lb to 140lb).

here's me in 2017


me now

Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 09:51:13 AM by Mmmmm Napalm


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I have gone through a lot in the last seven years.

I was going through a really hard time when sep7agon was started, my family was falling apart, my parents were struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, and most of the time it felt like they were taking out all their pain and anger on me. Things only got worse after I finished high school, and I struggled with some more minor substance abuse issues of my own, which were at times exacerbated by poor relationship decisions. A few years ago I finally started getting my shit together, and now I have a mostly normal life and a decent, somewhat fulfilling career as a chef. In this time I've lived in seven different states. Tomorrow, I'm starting another new job at a casino where I'll be in a supervisory position in one of their food venues.

Here's what I looked like at the beginning of 2014
And this morning

As you can see I'm much less blurry than before.


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If I'm not here, I'm doing photography. Or I'm asleep. Or in lockdown. One of those three, anyway.

The current titlebar/avatar setup is just normal.
A lot

I went from starting my BSc to nearly finishing my MSc. I travelled a lot during Uni, went as far as Malaysia. Then I came home and met my future girlfriend of... 3 years and counting.

I've moved from the middle of nowhere, to the capital of Wales, and now the capital of Scotland.

I got realllly into film photography.

But apart from a decent haircut and some bristles, look much the same.

2014
2021, taken by my gf

Oh, and now I have cats.
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A lot has changed, and very little has.

- I had just transferred schools and declared as a meme major in fall 2014, and managed to graduate in 2018.

- I had just started a job setting up for banquets at a nearby lodge, which I stayed at for over 3 years. Now I'm working as a business analyst for an energy company. My first couple years after graduation were rocky, to say the least, and this is the first job I've had since then that's stable and pays decent. It's only a contract position though, and to my understanding it's unlikely that I'll be offered a full-time position.

- I've never lived outside of Ohio, and don't really intend to unless I need to for work.

- My weight's stayed between 165-175 lbs throughout all these years. I've been into fitness all this time, but only consistently enough to maintain roughly the same body composition. I'd like to stick with it and get yoked before I get into my 30's, and it likely becomes harder, but we'll see.

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I hate to be the one to break the streak, but the only picture I have of myself from early sep7-era is the most unflattering pic of myself that I must have taken by accident; which somehow popped up in my gallery when I got a new iphone.


 
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In 2014 when Sep7 was made I was 18 and was a few months out of high school


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So since 2014, huh?  I feel like a lot has happened, but not much at all.  I've moved around a lot, lived in 6 different places, four being in Pennsylvania, one in Germany, and then currently in Arizona.  Still haven't found any stability, nor do i remember much of the two years I lost after college working at a county courthouse.  I can't say that I'm where I thought I would be back then, but I'm not too terribly surprised, either.  I'm still some emo faggot from bumfuck nowhere always chasing after what I can't have, and I don't see that changing.  The only difference is that now I'm older and it's terrifying me because I'm still not ready for life, and missing out on it all.
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Hey.
I came here from b.net after a few Floods invited me. None of them post on either b.net nor here anymore, which is sad. I was still active on b.net until for some bizarre reason, b.net admins locked out people who have not played Destiny. Even if you wanted to post on the offtopic section. After that, I fully moved here and have not returned to b.net since.
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The timing of this thread is very interesting. My mom just brought all of my stuff into my house (yeah, actually managed to buy a house last year) anyway, there was a lot of stuff from school and uni and a bunch of old photos and BD cards from friends and a bunch of valentine cards from my ex and some other stuff from my past. So much stuff happened yet I feel like I just graduated from school a couple of years back...

2014. It was my final year in university. I met an awesome person that year who helped me get back up after a rather tough breakup. Its crazy how things happen and life makes two people meet like that.
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2020.
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
my eyesight got worse
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my eyesight got worse
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.


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It's been so long. Over three years since I was home. I wonder what's changed. I wonder how I've changed.


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my eyesight got worse
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stop having shitty eyesight what the fuck
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I went from: I love god

to: I'm going to kill god

then drink more alcohol while I study


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I neither fear, nor despise.
A lot has changed, and very little has.

- I had just transferred schools and declared as a meme major in fall 2014, and managed to graduate in 2018.

- I had just started a job setting up for banquets at a nearby lodge, which I stayed at for over 3 years. Now I'm working as a business analyst for an energy company. My first couple years after graduation were rocky, to say the least, and this is the first job I've had since then that's stable and pays decent. It's only a contract position though, and to my understanding it's unlikely that I'll be offered a full-time position.

- I've never lived outside of Ohio, and don't really intend to unless I need to for work.

- My weight's stayed between 165-175 lbs throughout all these years. I've been into fitness all this time, but only consistently enough to maintain roughly the same body composition. I'd like to stick with it and get yoked before I get into my 30's, and it likely becomes harder, but we'll see.

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I hate to be the one to break the streak, but the only picture I have of myself from early sep7-era is the most unflattering pic of myself that I must have taken by accident; which somehow popped up in my gallery when I got a new iphone.

I'm thinking about moving to Ohio possibility? Stuff I'd need to know?
Coming from shitty ass florida


 
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I'm thinking about moving to Ohio possibility? Stuff I'd need to know?
yeah.
Don't.


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
my eyesight got worse
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stop having shitty eyesight what the fuck
just LOOK
Technically looking at a screen up close too much might be the reason why in the first place


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I'm thinking about moving to Ohio possibility? Stuff I'd need to know?
Coming from shitty ass florida
well it seems like almost everyone here either wants to move or has moved to florida, if that tells you anything.

be prepared for the cold, because apparently that's a problem for a lot of people.

the cost of living is really low here.

there's going to be a $1 million lottery for people that have gotten vaccinated with 5 winners


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I went from: I love god

to: I'm going to kill god

then drink more alcohol while I study

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Had to think about that one for a bit. Whether or not there was any progression or if it was just a circle that led back to the same point anyway.

I guess mentally I'm less further into the shitter and I make no efforts at concealing whatever's left that plagues me. Looking back, I think most of my core values are still as they were, I'm just more weathered and fatigued. Less patience for bullshit and people's stupidity, double the responsibilities to undertake.

I'm physically as healthy as I can manage, but breaking down from all the injuries and other shit I have piling on.

Saw a lot of stuff on my travels, saw a lot of stuff back home. There's legitimately some shit I wish I could unsee or take back. Then again it's all ammunition for why I still try to uphold the only core value I've got left mainly. My day was worth getting up for if I could make a difference in somebody else's day.


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tbh my life has basically been in stasis for 8 years now. I don't even really look different except for having a different hair style.

If there's one consolation it's that people who meet me usually believe I'm a lot younger than I actually am.


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Here's what I looked like at the beginning of 2014

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‘The most inoffensive user on this website’ - Verbatim
-I'm more certain with career goals
-I'm in a happy relationship
-More confident in telling people to fuck off when they're being assholes
-Glowed up hard (like all of the homies x)
-Replaced run-on sentences with an overuse of parenthesis

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I was 18 when this site started. I was pretty naïve about a lot of things, but I had a bit of ambition as far as my career was concerned. Over time I got increasingly frustrated by how hard it was to find a job and how unfairly the places that did hire me treated their staff. At one workplace I was a kitchen hand, and the manager would take home the tip jar for the front workers. He also expected us to log some of our hours on an 'off the books' arrangement that paid less than our taxed pay anyway, and I was fired pretty quickly when I never did so. I ended up delivering for a pizza place that was even worse and would pay $5 cash for each delivery. I was working around 60 hours per week there in 2017 and taking home around $500(AUD) most weeks. I was able to save a decent bit of money by the middle of the year and then I met my ex. I was pretty new to serious relationships and basically let her push me around and gaslight me for months on end because I didn't know how to respond. She'd continuously brush it aside when I said I wanted to talk, and eventually it just built up until I called her out on every one of her actions (without being harsh or namecalling, mind you) and since she tried to flip the whole topic once again, I ended it there at the start of 2018 and haven't spoken with her since.

I was pretty far behind on my loan repayments for the car I'd purchased in 2017 since I'd pissed all of my savings away on my ex and taken up smoking while we were dating (which is insanely expensive in Aus due to taxing on tobacco being through the roof). So it was pretty comforting to learn I'd been offered an apprenticeship as an automotive technician, a job I'd wanted since I was 16. I was also offered an internship as an analyst for an AFL club (a different sporting league, but essentially our equivalent to the NFL) which I of course accepted because it was also something I wanted to do for a long term job. I was a bit of a dumbass and both jobs saw me working at the other as a lack of commitment to their respective pathways so I lost my apprenticeship and was demoted to the same work but at the football club's state team for the 2019 season. I also met a girl in the morning of 1 January, 2018 while I was walking home after a new years party. I'd worked with her while I was a kitchen hand in 2016 and we hit it off again, both being familiar with each other and similarly jaded about bad past relationships. We spent a lot of weeknights that year drinking and dancing to her bluetooth speaker's music at a park near her house after dark lol. Surprise surprise we started dating in 2019 and it's basically been exactly what I pictured of a perfect relationship ever since. Like, legit. Words can't describe how good and caring of a person she is, and we couldn't be happier.

At the end of 2019 I wasn't offered any form of work from the sports club I was working at, as they had exhausted their 2 years of Volunteer work allowed under the Fair Work act, and weren't willing to pay me for my work despite the fact I was commencing study in a relevant degree for 2020. So basically fuck 'em. I've had a lot of trouble getting through this degree (especially during the CoVid period where it was online only, but we're back to face-to-face learning now) and I'm in the process of seeking treatment/diagnosis for my inability to focus that's plagued me my entire adult life. The GP I've been seeing agrees that a lot of signs point towards ADHD/ADD, and I'm being referred to a Psychiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment so hopefully that goes well. I'm pretty set on getting this degree and maybe moving towards a motorsports team as a property manager or something. I have the experience, skills and connections to back it up, but apparently the degree is the biggest necessity of the lot. I still have 2 and a half years left to go, but I'm feeling pretty good about this. Also I've been streaming more on twitch lately (esp. Melee locals) and I've recently gotten affiliate so I can get at least a little on the side.

I don't have any photos of just me from back then, but here's one from mid 2020


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Hey.
I came here from b.net after a few Floods invited me. None of them post on either b.net nor here anymore, which is sad. I was still active on b.net until for some bizarre reason, b.net admins locked out people who have not played Destiny. Even if you wanted to post on the offtopic section. After that, I fully moved here and have not returned to b.net since.
Please come play Halo with me.
Here's what I looked like at the beginning of 2014

Albino Mumkey Jones
Holy shit, Solo, go DM Mumkey on Twitter, he'll love this.


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Not much has changed tbh. I hope I've become a more understanding and patient person but I'm not sure that's true. You guys caught me at the very tail end of a major depressive episode so you didn't get to see that much of who I used to be.

I've quit smoking and gained and lost 80 pounds in the last five or so years but that's about as big as my physical changes get.

Just slowly improving as I go along, small changes that will hopefully improve my life and the lives of those I care for.


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
You guys caught me at the very tail end of a major depressive episode so you didn't get to see that much of who I used to be.
More or less the same case for a lot of people here. Probably why it became such a cesspool, if you think about it. This has never really been a healthy community.