What A Year It Was (a survey)
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
A Little Bit About Me:
Age I turned this year: 47
Color: orange, bright neon orange
Food: crisp bacon -- not too many I don't like unfortunately
Activity: water aerobics or reading in bed
Book: No 1 favorite, but To Kill A Mockingbird is up there along with A Big Little Life
Highlights From This Past Year:
Greatest Lesson Learned: Don't take the people you love for granted.... They will NOT always be there
Hardest thing of the year: death of my mother 12/12/12
Favorite Memory: The swim time my nephew & I had together, just the 2 of us; Thanksgiving Dinner
What I Loved Most about the last year: My mom finally able to make it to Thanksgiving dinner and all of us laughing about her reality TV addiction and the stuff on those shows!
Looking forward to Next Year:
Want to Learn: to be more organized
Want to Get Better At: belly dancing
Biggest Goal: to make it thru my next semester without falling apart under the stress
New Years Reflection Questions:
What was the single Best Thing that happened this past year? Can't pick a single one thing - time with Mom and the laughs
What was the single Most Challenging Thing that happened this past year? Getting thru christmas without Mom
What was an Unexpected Joy this past year? So many! The unexpected laughing at ourselves in my family; that time spent with just my nephew; snuggling my dog; snuggling my husband.... Yes, I put the dog first!
What was an Unexpected Obstacle this past year? Again, mom's death.... Very unexpected
Pick 3 Words to Describe this past year? Love, Laughter, Sadness
Without asking them, what 3 Words would your (spouse/partner/friend) pick to describe this past year? Completed projects; sadness
What were the Best Books You Read this past year? The series by Tami Hoag starting with Deeper Than The Dead, Dean Koontz's books about his dog Trixie, The Stupidest Angel
With whom were your Most Valuable Relationships this past year? Husband, Dog, Parents, nephew, friends, aunts & uncles and very important.... My Spark Friends who are awesome!
What was your Biggest Personal Change this past year? Lost some weight, but new hair do and realization that Mom wouldn't be here forever
In what way(s) did you Grow Emotionally this past year? Learned to focus on fitness, learned how strong I am emotionally, learned to not take important people for granted
In what way did you Grow Spiritually this past year? I didn't. I struggle with my lack of spirituality on a daily basis. Being mad at God means I still believe though.
***Got some exercise in today. Ate pretty well. Cried alot. PLans for exercise tomorrow too***