One Month Left in the Decade

One Month Left in the Decade

Updated Nov 14, 2019 at 12:42PM EST by Matt.

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One Month Left in the Decade is a social game in which people online share their accomplishments in their years between 2010 and 2020, both sincerely and ironically.

Origin

On November 11th, 2019, Twitter [1] user @stfutony tweeted, "there’s only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished?" The tweet received more than 28,000 likes and 3,500 retweets in less than three days.


tony- @stfutony there's only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished? 10:11 AM Nov 11, 2019 Twitter for iPhone

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The following day, the @stfutony tweeted,[2] "in no particular order i: -graduated high school -got into stanford (& am graduating with FOUR degrees) -survived depression, anxiety, and disordered eating -ended my first abusive relationship -became a better person -found my soulmate." The tweet received more than 7,800 lies and 140 retweets in less than two days (shown below, left).

Throughout the week, others shared their achievements from the decade. For example, Twitter[3] user @hollyshortall tweeted, "didn’t go to college, didn’t get married, didn’t learn to drive, didn’t have kids, didn’t buy a house but, at 30 years old, I’m finally HAPPY w my life & myself 💓 and I think that’s an accomp in itself x." The tweet received more than 1,300 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below, center). Twitter[4] user @writerkmc tweeted, "-Grieved the loss of my partner -Raised a great kid from toddler to teen -Decided to try writing again -Sold 4 books -Spent 2 years on the NYT bestseller list -Translated into 40 languages -1st book greenlit to TV pilot -About to visit that set. You just never know." The tweet received more than 1,700 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below, right).


.tony @stfutony in no particular order i -graduated high school -got into stanford (& am graduating with FOUR degrees) -survived depression, anxiety, and disordered eating -ended my first abusive relationship -became a better person -found my soulmate 4:59 PM Nov 12, 2019 Twitter for iPhone holly x @hollyshortall didn't go to college, didn't get married, didn't learn to drive, didn't have kids, didn't buy a house but, at 30 years old, I'm finally HAPPY w my life & myself and I think that's an accomp in itself x - tony- @stfutony Nov 11 there's only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accompli ed? Show this thread 10:23 AM Nov 13, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Karen M. McManus @writerkmc -Grieved the loss of my partner -Raised a great kid from toddler to teen -Decided to try writing again -Sold 4 books -Spent 2 years on the NYT bestseller list -Translated into 40 languages -1st book greenlit to TV pilot -About to visit that set You just never know. -^ tony - @stfutony Nov 11 there's only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished? Show this thread 8:54 AM Nov 13, 2019 Twitter Web App

Some plotted popular pieces of culture using the format. For example, Twitter[6] user @karenyhan tweeted the plot to the The Lord of the Rings book and film series within the format. The post received more than 1,100 likes and 100 retweets in less than one week (shown below).

On November 13th, The Daily Dot [5] published a report on the meme.


karen han @karenyhan - acquired the one ring of power from my uncle - left the shire with my best friend -was pursted by nazgûl -got stabbed went to a council meant to give the ring to someone else and ended up having to keep it -went to mordor - destroyed the ring - traveled into the west -. tony- @stfutony Nov 11 there's only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished? Show this thread 10:33 AM Nov 13, 2019 Twitter Web App

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-tony @stfutony Nov 11 there's only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished? ti 3.6K 11K 28.8K Fallon O'Neill @ONeillFallon Replying to@stfutony Survived a nervous breakdown. Graduated high school. Five years of work experience. Moved out. Published my debut novel and it's sequel through an actual publisher. Enrolled and going back to college. For my life path so far, doing all right! 11:01 AM Nov 12, 2019 Twitter Web App Craig Bro Dude @CraigSJ Stopped working jobs I hated. Overcame depression. Got good at a craft. Talked a mile of s---. Met a lot of people love. (Lost a lot of people I love.) Met a lot of people I respect. Burned some bridges. Accidentally created a few. Learned not to cuss everybody out.... - tony @stfutony Nov 11 there's only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished? Show this thread 10:58 AM Nov 13, 2019 Twitter Web App Amene @Ange_Amene Ibeat homelessness. Ibecame self a sufficient provider. I bought my own car.. I traveled out of the country. Iturned 30. I set boundaries I became an educator. - tony- @stfutony Nov 11 there's only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished? Show this thread 10:37 AM Nov 13, 2019 Twitter for Android
Summer Anne Burton @summeranne imoved to new york and then came home, bought a house, got married to my forever fav, cared for wild brooklyn street cat during a snowstorm & now for life, rescued a 10 year old dog / actual angel, adopted the world's most beautiful puppy, and founded a magazine. :) tony- @stfutony Nov 11 there's only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished? Show this thread 11:51 AM Nov 13, 2019 Twitter Web App Daniel José Older @djolder Ihave taken many excellent naps . tony- @stfutony Nov 11 there's only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished? Show this thread 10:05 AM-Nov 13, 2019 Twitter for Android Michael Tannenbaum @iamTannenbaum Left my controlling family Became friends with a young chef Discovered that I could hide in his chef hat and help him become a famous chef Took down an evil chef, convinced a bitter food critic that even though I'ma rat that "Anyone can cook." -. tony- @stfutony Nov 11 there's only ONE MONTH left in the decade. what have you accomplished? Show this thread 10:29 AM Nov 13, 2019 Twitter for iPhone

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wisehowl_the_2nd

- Graduated high school
- Graduated college with associate's
- Got a dog
- Fell in and out of love
- Became and unbecame a mailman
- Became a QA tester for a no-name casino games company
- Acquired citizenship due to mixup (whoops)
- Left job for an even better one
- Moved across country
- Became fully financially independent
- Got a job testing a game everyone on this site knows
- Making plans for the future to publish my own works

It's been a long road folks but I'm really happy how far I've come.

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