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36 people doing this goal now It took me 8 months 2 weeks 2 days  
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Well it's still not perfect, but I've been doing this for about a month now. Trying to include a vegetable in every recipe, and buying fruit to have for snack.

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Read for 12 hours straight with the Kindle for PC.

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It took years, going back to 2009. I just tried to post on a semi-consistent basis.

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Teach the world that being blind isn't sad
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0 people doing this goal now It took me 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours 36 minutes  
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I'm not sure if I'll ever be done with this goal because teaching the world anything takes a long time. I try to do this by answering any questions people have, and I did a series on my blog a couple years ago about common questions people ask me. http://hopesthoughts.blog/2015/10/ If anyone still has any questions after reading that, feel free to ask them. I'm marking this done because it's one of those life-long things I'll always be working on. (read more)

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    hopeslife Done 0 cheers 2017-09-14 05:36:42

    I've done this!


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    hopeslife Done 3 cheers 2017-08-09 17:48:30

    Ok, so I get asked lots and lots of questions all the time. Lol but now I need to ask a question of my own. Why do people ask the same things, over and over, without fail, all the time? When someone read my profile on gab.ai and it says I'm blind at first he didn't believe me. Then he asked if he could ask some questions and I said sure, but let me give you a link to a blog series I did where I answered the most common things people ask. I gave him this link: http://hopesthoughts.blog/2015/10/ that link has 31 days worth of questions in it. Some I answered together, some separately. Apparently, he didn't look very hard because the questions he asked after that were "how do you use the internet?" and "can you picture things if described? Those are both questions I answered in the series.

    October 2015 – Hope's Thoughts
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    hopeslife Done 1 cheers 2017-07-09 06:33:27

    My latest thing has been to contribute to this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/webdev/comments/6lt6sq/ada_compliance_and_your_website_should_you/ You can read my comments there, (Reddit username is webgurl83.) In short, I don't think people should be worried legally about accessibility. Mostly because if you're designing for mobile friendly, you'll most likely be fine. Not only that but if I can navigate your site, it's probably fine, even though it most likely won't come close to validating.
    I also took the time last week to listen to the American Counsel of the Blind anual convention. Don't get me wrong, there were a few resolutions and positions I disagreed with. I'm Libertarian, so asking for more federal funding for anything is a bad thing! However, it was good to be updated on what lots of companies are doing when it comes to access, and there are more than a few major companies working on it. I invite anyone here to ask me anything! Look at this thread first though, https://www.reddit.com/r/Blind/comments/55wzgp/how_do_blind_people_use_reddit/?st=j4wcdbzc&sh=d9a76938

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    hopeslife Done 4 cheers 2017-03-01 07:20:10

    Right now, I'm trying to hip mom to the fact that I don't have non-24. I do however have insomnia, and when I get headaches, sleep is usually out of the question. Lol right now, I have what I like to call "internet I don't want to go to bed syndrome." Lol because I've been up until 2 or 3 for the past couple weeks just looking at things. Here's a Wikipedia article about non-24. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-24-hour_sleep%E2%80%93wake_disorder Some people may think that insomnia is involved in the symptoms of non24. However it isn't and it shouldn't be. Insomnia while staying on a completely normal schedule is not non24. It does involve waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep. You then fall asleep at strange times during the day. A lot of people don't understand how bad my headaches can get, so they think me waking up in sheer pain and not being able to go back to sleep again, because my brain feels like it's going to burst out of my head, is some form of non-24.

    Non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder
    Non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder (non-24), is one of several chronic circadian rhythm sleep disorders (CRSDs). It is defined as a "chronic steady pattern comprising [...] daily delays in sleep onset and wake times in an individual living in society." Symptoms result when the non-entrained (free-running) endogenous circadian rhythm drifts out of alignment with the light/dark cycle in nature. The sleep pattern can be quite variable. People with a circadian rhythm that is quite near to 24 hours may be able to sleep on a conventional, socially acceptable schedule, that is, at night. Others, with a "daily" cycle upwards of 25 hours or more may need to adopt a sleep pattern that is congruent with their free-running circadian clock, shifting their sleep times daily, thereby often obtaining satisfactory sleep but suffering social and occupational consequences. The majority of people with non-24 are totally blind, and the failure of entrainment is explained by an absence of photic input to the circadian clock. These people's brains may have normal "body clocks", but the clocks do not receive input from the eyes about environmental light levels, as that requires a functioning retina, optic nerve and visual processing center. The disorder also occurs in sighted people for reasons that are not well understood. Their circadian rhythms are not normal, often running to more than 25 hours. Their visual systems may function normally but their brains are incapable...
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    hopeslife Done 10 cheers 2017-02-17 00:33:41

    OK, so I posted a link on Facebook to a post about these: https://coolblindtech.com/orcam-glasses-help-the-blind-read-any-printed-material-and-even-recognize-faces/ It's the same link I'm giving you right now. Someone reacted as "sad." I commented that I'm a naturalist that is, I believe God made me the way I am for a reason. However, that doesn't mean I can't use tech to augment things and make life easier. It would be cool if people could get over the misconception that being blind is this sad, bad thing.

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0 people doing this goal now It took me 4 weeks 2 days  
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I started using Lavabit email, DuckDuckGo for search, and hooktube.com in place of Youtube. Deleted my Google account last week and haven't wanted it back since!

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I found a yoga studeo and went to classes there. I also did some on my own at home.

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Well, whenever I thought of something to throw into the entry box, I put it up there. Unfortunately, my personal blog takes priority for these kind of things. Lol so I had a hard time coming up with what to post.

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36 people doing this goal now It took me 5 months 1 week 2 days  
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I made a conscious effort to go to bed somewhat earlier than I usually do. It's still hard sometimes, but I think I've mastered the getting up early part anyway. The only days I'm not up between 5 and 6 AM are days when I have bad headaches.

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1 people doing this goal now It took me 4 months 2 weeks 19 hours 18 minutes  
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My family and I went for my brother's wedding. The wedding was good but that's all we were really able to do. We did walk the strip though and it was 113 degrees. I got to enjoy the spins! Lol I don't do well when it comes to heat. I dehydrate extremely fast. Lol but I love the spins, and the adrenalin that comes with it. Cheap thrills!

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0 people doing this goal now It took me 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours 21 minutes  
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I picked out the books I was going to read ahead of time. Then I stayed up for 24 hours, and probably ended up doing about 20-21 hours of reading! I took several 30 minute breaks. Mostly for Twitter, Facebook etc.

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1 people doing this goal now It took me 1 month 3 weeks 2 days  
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Well I tried giving up Soda and fast food. Wasn't so successful with the soda thing at the end though. I also tried practicing Lectio Divina. I did enjoy that.

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74 people doing this goal now It took me 3 weeks 6 days  
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Posted lots of questions.

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Keep a Master List of All 43ers Birthdays
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6 people doing this goal now It took me 1 week 6 days  
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Read a couple entries.

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Find old 43T friends
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135 people doing this goal now It took me 2 weeks 1 day  
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By reading lots of entries, following almost everyone, (I think I'm behind at this point,) and joining/following goals that have more than just myself doing them.

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0 people doing this goal now It took me 2 days  
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Lol I just followed everyone in @stephanie's list. It took time, but it was easy enough.

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List all my old goals from 43Things 1.0
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4 people doing this goal now It took me 17 hours 47 minutes  
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I found my profile on Wayback like I discussed last time, then I put my list in a text file and pasted it into an entry.

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find my old 43t profile on wayback
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1 people doing this goal now It took me 2 days  
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Ok you have to put 43things.com/person/yourusername in the wayback search field. replace yourusername with your actual username, obviously.

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Describe what has happened in my life since the old 43T times
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9 people doing this goal now It took me 2 days  
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Lol why is this field required?

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Suggest what you would like to see on 43things
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19 people doing this goal now It took me 4 days  
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Lol, I wrote a lot of entries!

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