Dec 30, 2007

My Blogging Meme For You - Reflections: Top Ten List of Year-End Questions

In order to embrace the new, we must release the old.

I want you (and me) to reflect upon what you did, how you felt, what you liked, what you didn't and what you learned.

This is my Blogging Meme to you, (and the last of the year for me :)

1. What did I learn? (skills, knowledge, awareness, etc.) That I need to have more patience with myself and others.

2. What did I accomplish? Got out of a unhealthy marriage.

3. What would I have done differently? Would not have left Arizona

Why? Because I am freezing my ass off in New Hampshire

4. What did I complete or release? I got off my anti-depressants. Let go of my marriage

4 (cont): What still feels incomplete to me? Me

5. What were the most significant events of the year past? List the top three.

1. I left my marriage
2. I moved to New Hampshire
3. I maintained undetectable status with Hepatitis C

6. What did I do right? Believed in myself

What do I feel especially good about? I am becoming more self-confident and sure of myself

What was my greatest contribution? Taking care of my Niece over the summer and my Cousin now

7. What were the fun things I did? Went to Cape Cod for a weekend

What were the not-so-fun? Getting off anti-depressants

8. What were my biggest challenges/roadblocks/difficulties? Getting out of my own way

9. How am I different this year than last? Healthier - physically and mentally

10. For what am I particularly grateful? Not giving up on myself and my life

I Tag:

1. Bobbarama
2. Polli
3. Dave
4. Billy
5. Ted
6. Rod
7. Beth
8. Mark
9. Peter
10. Michael

And: YOU!

wornoutwoman said...
1. What did I learn? (skills, knowledge, awareness, etc.) That I'm more self aware each year I age.
2. What did I accomplish? Succeeded at a very difficult stay at home/work from home position in order to spend more time with my son. I learned how to sacrifice certain things, and accomplished a lot in doing so.
3. What would I have done differently? Finished my manuscript earlier.Why? Because it's awesome and needs more of my attention.
4. What did I complete or release? I released the idea that I had to do nothing to relax. Some other activities can be relaxing, which still accomplish something vs. sitting on my butt.
4 (cont): What still feels incomplete to me? My income! :)
5. What were the most significant events of the year past?
List the top three.
1. I finalized my last chapter of my book.
2. I started my own photography business, to supplement my small income.
3. I had some major quality time with my son.
6. What did I do right? I was there for my son, and made the choice to leave a high paying job to do so.
What do I feel especially good about? That God leads me every day. I may not follow...but I know He's there to lead if I only look to Him.
What was my greatest contribution? Being a mommy to the most amazing boy.
7. What were the fun things I did? Went on two business trips to Lexington and Louiseville.
What were the not-so-fun? My son's two hospital stays...
8. What were my biggest challenges/roadblocks/difficulties? Getting out of my own way
9. How am I different this year than last? More aware of what I need to do, vs ignoring it.
10. For what am I particularly grateful? That God never gives up on me, a sinner.
I'm grateful that He's there for me every day.

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11 comments:

RennyBA said...

Interesting meme - very reflective and readable.

I've done the same, so welcome over.

Happy New Year!

RennyBA's Terella

Carol said...

Hey RennyBA,
You read now you gotta do it...LOL!

Ted said...

You have accomplished this past year and taken care of yourself. That is what is important.

Merry New Year and all the best and peace in 08.

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Carol said...

Hi Ted,
Thanks, it's been a bit bumpy :)

BillyWarhol said...

wow*

Rock On Carol!!

I hear ya on da Freezin' yer Ass off!!

Being in Canada i can certainly relate!!

Maybe we should find a Nice Warm Crackling Fireplace*

;)) xoxo

Peace*

Carol said...

Ah Billy...I am so there!

wornoutwoman said...

1. What did I learn? (skills, knowledge, awareness, etc.) That I'm more self aware each year I age.

2. What did I accomplish? Succeeded at a very difficult stay at home/work from home position in order to spend more time with my son. I learned how to sacrifice certain things, and accomplished a lot in doing so.

3. What would I have done differently? Finished my manuscript earlier.

Why? Because it's awesome and needs more of my attention.

4. What did I complete or release? I released the idea that I had to do nothing to relax. Some other activities can be relaxing, which still accomplish something vs. sitting on my butt.

4 (cont): What still feels incomplete to me? My income! :)

5. What were the most significant events of the year past? List the top three.

1. I finalized my last chapter of my book.
2. I started my own photography business, to supplement my small income.
3. I had some major quality time with my son.

6. What did I do right? I was there for my son, and made the choice to leave a high paying job to do so.

What do I feel especially good about? That God leads me every day. I may not follow...but I know He's there to lead if I only look to Him.

What was my greatest contribution? Being a mommy to the most amazing boy.

7. What were the fun things I did? Went on two business trips to Lexington and Louiseville.

What were the not-so-fun? My son's two hospital stays...

8. What were my biggest challenges/roadblocks/difficulties? Getting out of my own way

9. How am I different this year than last? More aware of what I need to do, vs ignoring it.

10. For what am I particularly grateful? That God never gives up on me, a sinner. I'm grateful that He's there for me every day.

Mimi Lenox said...

Thanks for the tag, Carol. Several people have tagged me for the same meme. As soon as I get my ducks in a row (I've been a bit busy lately....)I'll catch up on all of this and answer these questions.

Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Hi Mimi,
No worries..end of the year and all that :)

Loz said...

Hi Carol - just thought I'd let you know that Beth and Rod both tagged me and I've finally completed your meme :)

Carol said...

Hi Loz,
I am so glad that they 'tagged' you with this. I just read your work on your Blog and was blown away. Thanks for being honest and putting so much effort in. I know it must have been somewhat difficult.