Happy New Year! I found this on One Good Thing by Jillee, who found it at (in)Courage. Hope you enjoy it!
20 Questions for a New Year’s Eve Reflection
1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?
Moving to New Mexico. It's amazing how much happier and peaceful I am since we got here. Man, did I hate Richmond.
2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?
Getting my head back in the work game after a couple of major stumbles.
3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?
Re-connecting with my cousin after 35 years of not seeing each other.
4. What was an unexpected obstacle?
I thought I'd be able to do the interim thing, no problem. Turns out I really hated being alone in a strange city, without my husband and my furbabies.
5. Pick three words to describe 2012.
Stressful, long, and disappointing.
6. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe your 2012 (don’t ask them; guess based on how
you think your spouse sees you).
Stressful, worried, and unstable.
7. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe their 2012 (again, without asking).
Stressful, depressing, and anxiety-ridden.
8. What were the best books you read this year?
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Crewel by Gennifer Albin, and Dances with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
9. With whom were your most valuable relationships?
My husband, always and forever; my parents, and my new boss.
10. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?
Rebooting my life, both location-wise and professionally.
11. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?
Distance does make the heart grow fonder--I really missed hubby during my 8 weeks of traveling, and our marriage was better for me being gone, even though it was tough.
12. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?
I embraced a different way of thinking.
13. In what way(s) did you grow physically?
LOL! I gained back some of the weight I lost.
14. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?
Struggling to be more in the moment, and real.
15. What was the most enjoyable part of your work?
Professionally, I really enjoy the residents.
16. What was the most challenging part of your work?
Trying to turn a broken building around in a less than 6 weeks. It was like banging my head against a brick wall for 12 hours a day.
17. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?
18. What was the best way you used your time this past year?
19. What was biggest thing you learned this past year?
Don't take anything for granted, especially the thing that gives you a paycheck.
20. Create a phrase or statement that describes 2012 for you.
Started in the gutter, ended up in the mountains.