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-### Beginnings
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+You can read my very personal account on being part of this network.
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+## Beginnings
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 I joined Trustroots in December 2014. Folks from hitchwiki hosted me and [Talita](https://www.trustroots.org/profile/smarkaty) in Antalya on hitchwiki hackathon. Mikael, Arthur and Rémi were about to launch Trustroots.
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-### Inspiration
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 At that time I wanted to create a social network. You would find people who cared about the same things as you, you would start collaborating, and the world would become a better place.
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 [ditup.org](https://ditup.org): Do it together, start it up!
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-### Contributing
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 I fixed a bug in Trustroots in 2016. Months later, somebody, probably Mikael, asked me whether I would work on statistics. I said yes.
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 Contributed some more. Not being inspired, I decided to never make any decisions or take power. I only coded.
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-Went with Talita to a collective in Spain in fall 2018. Met with Abel, Kasper and others.
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+Went with Talita to a collective in Spain in fall 2018. Met with Abel, Kasper and others. I had a pleasure to collaborate with Abel. I also enjoyed getting to know Kasper who had been a mythical figure for me (hitchwiki, trashwiki, nomadwiki). I don't remember him being active in Trustroots before, but this time he was here and had a lot of ideas about what Trustroots could become. After the collective, Kasper disappeared again for over a year.
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-Around that time I hoped Trustroots could help refugees get help on their way. I was told this would be possible only after Trustroots was translated and Tribes (now Circles) were more evolved. I didn't argue, but I started working on translations, along with React migration.
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+Around that time I hoped Trustroots could help refugees get help on their way. I was told (in now defunct forum by I don't know whom) this would be possible only after Trustroots was translated and Tribes (now Circles) were more evolved. I didn't argue, but started working on translations, along with React migration.
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-### Dreaming
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+## Dreaming
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-At some point Mikael, who had been the main force and authority behind Trustroots, got 
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+Mikael Korpela, who had been the main force and authority behind Trustroots, started having less time for Trustroots.
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-When Nick Sellen came back to Trustroots, I was very happy with the direction we as a community took. I didn't have my own vision, but Nick's vision resonated with me. These were vaguely hopes for more community-driven Trustroots, in which founders would gradually give up their power and authority.
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+Then Nick Sellen came back to Trustroots and I was very happy with the direction we as a community took. I didn't have my own vision, but Nick's vision resonated with me. These were vaguely hopes for more community-driven Trustroots, in which founders would gradually give up their power and authority and we would be organized in peer to peer way, with power more equally distributed.
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-Nick left and some of this vision may have left with him. I hope some of it may have stayed. I can't say since I haven't been around.
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+[Nick left Trustroots](https://gist.github.com/nicksellen/3b299c2513e3be9b1caf8f340543cda6) and some of this vision may have left with him. I hope some of it stays. I can't say since I haven't been around.
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-### Burning out
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 During the first pandemia lockdown, I became isolated and unhappy. The Spring 2020 Hackathon took place. I participated, but the remains of my energy got depleted.
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-I stopped working on Trustroots.
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-I stopped coding.
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-I lost all excitement.
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-I was tired.
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-I was burned out.
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+- I stopped working on Trustroots.
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+- I stopped coding.
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+- I lost all excitement.
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+- I was tired.
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+- I was burned out.
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 It took me 3 months of cycling around, sleeping outdoors, very little computer and no coding to recover and get excited about life again.
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 I left unfinished stuff. Especially the React migration and translations were only half way done. I'm not going to finish it.
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 ## Why I volunteered for Trustroots
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 I used and enjoyed Trustroots, but I didn't feel very excited about working on it. I did it so I wouldn't go mad working on stuff that I found more meaningful and exciting but much more likely to fail.
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-I also learned a lot. Thanks to Trustroots I got fluent in React, learned to collaborate on a major open source project, and could use Trustroots in my portfolio.
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+I also learned a lot. Thanks to Trustroots I got fluent in React, learned to collaborate on a major open source project, and could also take credits for some of it (useful when applying for a developer job).
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 ## Why I'm leaving
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-- meet me.
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 Life is essentially meaningless, therefore we are free.
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 ## Disclaimer
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-Maybe I'll edit this.
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