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Question #92281 posted on 06/25/2019 9:58 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Did you get any of your predictions right this year? What are your new ones?

-Lady Hermione

A:

Dear TARDIS,

Last year's predictions:

I will be regularly using our new deep freezer to pre-prep meals.

This didn't quite happen, or at least, it doesn't any more. At this point, my strategy is to make a large crock-pot meal, and then individually portion the leftovers.

I will have figured out the right medication for me to take.

Yeah, this didn't happen. I'm on a balance of meds that kind of works, but it's not quite enough.

I will have finished at least one of my tech projects.

Did you know taking care of a baby while having depression means you don't have much motivation for anything else?

I will have completed my family's inventory.

See above.

Next year's predictions:

  • I will have launched my subscription box business; at the very least it will be in beta testing.
  • We will be living in Ohio
    • I will most likely be the ward organist again
    • We will find a group of friends to play games with
  • Moving to Ohio will have decreased my depression in some way
  • I will be participating in a clinical study for depression
  • I will not be pregnant
  • Lil' M. will be able to have something of a conversation with me.
  • We'll have made our drive out to Ohio into a family vacation
  • We'll be living in a new house that we bought(!!)

-Tally M.

A:

Dear Lady Hermione,

I didn't make predictions last year, but I want in on the action for next year. I would have been wrong this year anyway, but why not do it in public next time?

2020 predictions for the Black Sheep:

  • I will get promoted at the corporation I now work for. (You guys, I work for a private company. Whaaaaat. Still getting used to that.)
  • I will still be in Portland, but no longer living with Unlucky Stuntman.
  • I will have a girlfriend.
  • I will be significantly more on my way to no longer meeting diagnostic criteria for borderline personality disorder and PTSD.
  • I will have joined either a local handbell choir or the Portland Lesbian Choir. I just am that nerdy.

- The Black Sheep

A:

Dear Lady ~

Predictions from last year (for 2019):

  • Dragon Baby will be crushing on all the boys.
    • Yes. Definitely yes. Unfortunately, she hides it from me, which makes me SUPER sad.
  • Niffler Baby will be reading books like crazy.
    • Not as much as I expected, but she has been reading more at bedtime, so that's something.
  • Yellow 2.0 will be anxiously anticipating kindergarten.
    • Very much yes.
  • I will be anxiously anticipating half day freedom.
    • YESYESYESYESYES.
  • I will maybe have a job?
    • I do! One day a week, and it was just extended for another year!
  • Brother's Harry Potter quilt will be done. (Please?)
    • HAHAHAHAHA. No. Not even close.
  • I will have earned my Personal Progress medallion.
    • [sigh] Nope. 
  • I will feel confident in my housekeeping skills.
    • Maybe not confident, but definitely more confident than I once did.
  • New [Dragon Lady] will feel like an old friend instead of a new, novel person.
    • Yes, but not in the way I had anticipated. More like the old friend in high school that I have fond memories of, but don't really see anymore.
  • I will have plans for another international trip. Iceland? Norway? Spain? Germany?
    • I just got back from Germany and Austria (can we talk about gorgeous?!) And I tentatively have a Girls' Trip planned to Greece for next year. Assuming that money works in my favor.

Predictions from 2019 for 2020:

  • I will be anxiously anticipating full day freedom.
  • I will have gone on another girls' trip. Maybe 2.
  • Dragon Baby and I will have come to an agreement about if she will talk me into getting a cat or not.
  • Dragon Baby will have read the Harry Potter books a second time and will have made me the happiest mom ever.
  • Niffler Baby will be reading full on novels.
  • Yellow 2.0 will continue to charm everyone in his path.
  • I will be nearing the end of my contract with FamilySearch and will be sad to be losing my job.
  • I will have either earned my Personal Progress medallion, or I won't have. But either way, I will be done trying to get it.
  • I will already hate the 2020 election.

~ Dragon Lady

A:

Dear LH,

Last year's predictions for my personal life:

  • I will still be working in some capacity for the county. Different county, same job. The good news is, at 29, I finally have a career!
  • My hair will still be shoulder-length. My wife will still tolerate my bad judgment. Yes.
  • I will have played the bass guitar in public at least once. Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha no.
  • I will travel outside the US for the first time since my mission. I wish.

Last year's predictions for the rest of the world:

  • I will not make boring predictions that can be summarized as "the status quo will continue." They might be correct, but they will not be fun.
  • I will not make boring predictions that can be summarized as "the status quo will continue." They might be correct, but they will not be fun.
  • I will not make boring predictions that can be summarized as "the status quo will continue." They might be correct, but they will not be fun.
  • I will not make boring predictions that can be summarized as "the status quo will continue." They might be correct, but they will not be fun.
  • I will not make boring predictions that can be summarized as "the status quo will continue." They might be correct, but they will not be fun.
  • I will not make boring predictions that can be summarized as "the status quo will continue." They might be correct, but they will not be fun.
  • I will not make boring predictions that can be summarized as "the status quo will continue." They might be correct, but they will not be fun.
  • I will not make boring predictions that can be summarized as "the status quo will continue." They might be correct, but they will not be fun.
  • I will not make boring predictions that can be summarized as "the status quo will continue." They might be correct, but they will not be fun.
  • I will not make boring predictions that can be summarized as "the status quo will continue." They might be correct, but they will not be fun.

So yeah, on one level my predictions were accurate, but on another level they were kind of terrible.

As for predictions for next year:

  • I'll finally finish my thesis project and officially get my master's degree, just two years after "graduating."
  • I'll start learning Danish on Duolingo again and maaaaaaaaybe even try my hand at Russian.
  • I'll actually read books again, for fun, for the first time in years.
  • My plant collection at my office will expand from one humble succulent to fill the entire window.
  • (This is probably just wishful thinking, but) Elizabeth Warren will surge after the debates and win the Democratic primary.

For once, I hope I've predicted everything correctly.

-yayfulness

A:

Dear Ms Granger-Weasley, 

This is my first Alumni week, so I do not have any predictions from last year to report on. We'll just jump on Board (haha, get it) and give my predictions for the next year: 

  • Pebble and I will be married by next Alumni Week. 
  • I will leave my current job to find one that is more fulfilling and fitted to my talents, plus pays better. 
  • I will still be TA-ing for a couple of Sociology classes.
  • I will be sticking to my budget better and saving for my car (it's a bluish-grey Subaru Crosstrek, in case you wanted to know.) 
  • I will have worked through some of my issues with Church and will not hate going on Sunday as much as I do right now. 
  • I will be developing my cooking talents and not eating like a sad college student anymore. 
  • I will still be writing for the Board, of course.

Can't lie, I'm putting some of these here in the hopes that just writing them down somehow makes them more likely to happen... fingers crossed. 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

A:

Dear person,

2018 Predictions

All of my 2018 predictions were wrong.

1. The first draft of my dissertation will be complete. This is a big prediction as I haven't started yet, but maybe it will be motivating.  

Nope. But my prospectus has been defended for about six months and I am about halfway through data collection. So I'm pretty happy. I'm now thinking I'll be defending the whole thing in February or so. In my program, I'll be done well ahead of time.

2. I will have beaten Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.

Nope. Hogwarts Mystery can't be beaten yet because they are dragging. it. out. Also, it's the worst game ever.

3. I'll have all new roommates.

I have two new roommates. One of them is still around. 

4. I'll be first author on a legit article.

We are close to getting the manuscript finished. But we have not submitted for publication yet. 

2019 Predictions

1. I will have defended my dissertation and submitted the article version for publication.

2. Hogwarts Mystery will be still in Year 6. And I will still be playing it. And it will still be terrible.

3. I will have all the same roommates.

4. I'll be first author on two legit articles that have been accepted for publication.

5. I will be getting ready to move out of state.

6. I will be having minor emotional turmoil due to moving but will also be really excited about it. I'll be terribly conflicted.

We will see what happens.

-Sheebs

A:

Dear Hermy,

So I didn't respond to the referenced question last year, but I definitely had some predictions for what this year would be like that were totally off base.

I will be accepted into a math grad program and be preparing to start my masters in the fall.

Haha, nope! After going through all the trouble of taking the math subject test GRE, the regular GRE, and other various hoop jumping for grad school, I ended up deciding to go straight into industry. 

I will be living in a different apartment with some new roommates, but still in Provo.

Also wrong. I moved out of Provo, and am now living all by myself (something I never thought would happen).

I will have been in my first relationship.

Nope! My single status remains unbroken.

And now for my predictions for next year:

I will still be living in the same apartment I'm in now.

I will be working at the same company.

I'll have gotten into some new hobbies.

I'll still be hopelessly addicted to anime, bookstores, and Korean dramas.

I will still be single.

~Anathema

A:

Dear friend,

In the vein of the McElroy brothers, I'm going to say that I "will" have an agent for my book by next Alumni Week. If it worked for them, maybe it'll work for me.

-Van Goff

A:
 Dear Hermione,
  • I will have learned a lot more Chinese. I could try to make a more specific goal, but then I'd have to be more accountable and none of us want that.
  • I will transform the basement into a cool-looking game room.
  • Toddler-rhairah will be in preschool.
  • I'll be exercising a minimum of twice a week.
  • I'll have read The Words of Radiance, My Short Stay in Hell, and The Redemption of Time.

-El-ahrairah

A:

Dear Miss Wattson,

I'll jump on the prediction train! Here are my predictions for next Alumni Week

  • I will have finished top 3 in the BYU Daily Universe Costume contest
  • My GPA will miraculously somehow remain above a 3.5 long enough for grad school applications
  • I will hopefully know what I'm doing for grad school
  • My bank account balance will be around $250 dollars give or take
  • I will actually make a list of all the movies I need to see cause I'm "uncultured" and maybe even see a few

Stay tuned for the results!

Tipperary

A:

Next year:

  • I will have graduated college and be in my second season with the Forest Service.
  • My little brother will marry my current roommate.
  • I will serve as a ward missionary
  • My baby sister will be my roommate and best friend and make me %100 weird and also be better friends with all my friends. She will also have changed a lot on her mission and I'll be trying hard to let her be an adult and she'll be trying hard to be patient and not judge me. She will also encourage me to pursue boys who are no good for me. 
  • One of my siblings will be expecting
  • I will have recorded another album, this time with decent production. I will also have performed at the Velour.
  • I will have started and stopped a terrible podcast. 
  • I will have performed my first public slam poem, hopefully with my baby sister. 
  • I'll be meeting enough people to actually be crushing on someone, and have the guts to actually pursue them.
Bonus goal, which I can't justify calling a prediction: I'll be saving money well enough to start planning my Sweden trip. 

Babalugats