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Hey, Vixens! Just passing by here after some time away...and I was just wondering: what lessons did you learn this year?

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    Sorry, it is me, Gerbera: I pushed the publish anonymous button by accident...

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    Hmmmm...it's a lesson that I need to be reminded of every so often.

    I tend to shy away from going to events and meeting new people unless I force myself. But it's almost always a positive experience overall, and so I forced myself to go to Comic-Con in San Diego this year. (Free VIP passes courtesy Robynne certainly helped!) Ordinarily, I wouldn't go within a hundred miles of a crowded event like that, but it was fun and I met some great new people ... and also wound up with a freelance TV job as a direct result. So the lesson? Go out and do things and meet people. It usually ends up being good!

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    What was YOUR lesson-of-the-year, Gerbera?

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    Oh boy! VIP Comic Con? Must have been awesome to be there! Congrats on deciding to go in the end.

    My lesson learned so far is to be less in a hurry whend going for things, hence my pressing this button ;) and going all anon now.

    Other lessons are that a forced break does one good, that our minds do act upon our wishes, so careful what you wish for. That I change with age and that is normal. That I can be a little more extroverted as well, and with good results as you say. That better things can come along and that maybe everything does happen for a reason.

    Looking forward to other Vixens joing us!

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    VIP passes to ComicCon? I'm jealous! Like you, I avoid crowded events, but I have been tempted occasionally to attend that one (haven't yet, though...)

    The biggest lesson I learned (and am still learning) involves problem-solving. I'm pretty good at it, but have been training myself to step back and look at possible alternate solutions, sometimes just as an intellectual exercise. When considering the human factor, sometimes the best solution isn't always the solution that will work, or be accepted.

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    Jill wrote: VIP passes to ComicCon? I'm jealous! Like you, I avoid crowded events, but I have been tempted occasionally to attend that one (haven't yet, though...) The biggest lesson I learned (and am still learning) involves problem-solving. I'm pretty good at it, but have been training myself to step back and look at possible alternate solutions, sometimes just as an intellectual exercise. When considering the human factor, sometimes the best solution isn't always the solution that will work, or be accepted.

    I admire the desire to be better at problem solving while taking into account the human factor. It sounds like a good inspiration for me!

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    My biggest lesson this year is that just toughing it out isn't always the answer.

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