Sunday, January 2

Looking back at 2010

I was chatting with a friend and she told me about her new year's resolutions and it made me think if I should plan on doing some resolutions myself. The only problem is - I knew already what I should do (lose weight) which I don't even come close to ; update my blog often (which I always tell myself but can't seem to manage to)  These  are  aspirations not  resolutions and do not need the end of the year to be done.

So while just reading things in the net I came across this article Seven Questions to Ask About Last Year and I just so love the questions the author wrote about that I want to write it here as well. This blog has become the only source of my journal writing the last few years (again one of those failed resolutions) and I thought it would be a good way to document it through my blog.

Here goes:

1. If the last year were a movie of your life, what would the genre be?
I would have loved my movie to be a comedy musical but it was more of a drama. The V. was 2x out of jobs this year - we did not know what the future holds - what would happen to the mortgage, future plans, etc. before end of this year he got a new job - happy ending indeed, hopefully till ever after..

2. What were the two or three major themes that kept recurring?
  • hoping for the best despite the uncertainties
  • answered prayers
3. What did you accomplish this past year that you are the most proud of?
  • passing my Montessori theory exams 
  • good working relationship with clients and colleagues
  • getting out of the crisis unscathed 
  • finally was able to go home to see my family after 4 years! 
4.  What do you feel you should have been acknowledged for but weren’t?
  • compensation from my hard work
5. What disappointments or regrets did you experience this past year?
  • I failed to document more of my life in my blog (my only source of journalling at the moment)
  • I could not keep up with some of my activities (book club, bible studies) and had been reading less 
  • Disappointed with myself for not being fit or trying to at least do something about it 
  • Not getting real compensation for my work and efforts
  • and something too personal to share
6. What was missing from last year as you look back?
  •   time spent on travel  
  • time spent on leisure activities 
  •  time spent with friends 

7. What were the major life-lessons you learned this past year?
  • It really is hard to reach a goal and it means sacrifices (whole summer studying) but it's worth it (passed the exams!)
  • You'll never know what tomorrow brings and you just have to be hopeful and keep the Faith
  •  It is good to have some savings for the rainy days. The V. and I realised how  we were living and spending our money that we did not really have such a big problem during our financial worries. 

Whew, this took time than I thought. Tomprrow I shall write about things I am looking forward about 2011 - the dawn of a new decade-



kg said...

happy new year toni!

all the best this 2011! mwah!

Gattina said...

Besides the fact that I became a grandma, which I don't realize yet, nothing special happened in 2010. And probably the year 2011 will be the same as the past 5 years ! My life looks like a perl collar !

Anonymous said...

happy new year toni! i love your realizations. i think saving up is something that will do me good too. hopefully it happens this year. all the best!

kayni said...

i am with you on number 4.

happy new year and let's keep the Faith for 2011.