We asked our regular contributors through e-mail What is something you randomly want to share? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way.
1. I’ve been feeling a little happier for the last month after feeling miserable for like 3 years 🙂
2. I bought my first house! I’m moving in today!
3. I got my first real job after graduating but less than a month in and I’m already over the whole 9-5 lifestyle and don’t know how I’m going to survive the next 40 years doing this.
4. I experienced a coma after a heart attack at the age of 24, just before starting my Ph.D. and a promising career, 5 years later I’m still so lost about what I should do with my life.
5. I’m 244 days alcohol-free and 46lbs down.
6. I just got an email for a job I applied to. I passed the HR screening so I’m expecting an interview with a manager I used to work for, so I’m incredibly confident I’ll get the job.
It’s so small, but that email lifted me out of a deep depression. I’ve been trying to get out of my current job for over 3 and a half years. It had absolutely ruined my mental health to the point of contemplating suicide. But now there’s hope. And the new job is one that will not only be tolerable but fun. I can’t wait for the interview.
7. I got a job today in the death industry!!!
Everyone has always made fun of me for wanting to work in the death industry so I never really pursued it. Recently I applied for a position with a funeral home and today I was hired.
Feeling pretty darn proud of myself and ready to do some super meaningful work.
8. Astronomer here! Clap your hands once, and then a second later, clap them again. The distance between your hands when you clapped them is about 530 miles (850 km), due to the Earth’s motion in space (around the sun, sun around the galaxy, galaxy moving through space towards the Virgo cluster, etc). I did the calculation once, to figure out where the different components are, and the interesting thing is pretty much all of it is from the motion of the Milky Way, and a tinier part from us going around the center of the galaxy- speeds like the Earth spinning are just too small to matter.
Space is awesome!
9. At the age of, well, 35+ I’m facing the prospect of going back to college and starting life all over again. It’s terrifying.
10. After a couple of years I finally took the step to get back into fitness, and went to the gym for the first time today 🙂 feeling sore but good!