On New Year’s Eve this year, Polite Husband and I laid on our respective couches and watched Stranger Things until like 11pm. We didn’t even drink because I had thoughtfully scheduled dental work the Friday before and was on pain killers. After climbing into bed and putting on some Frasier to fall asleep to, I started asking him some of these questions. Although I have one of the sweetest and caring husbands, he was NOT into answering them and I had to admit to myself that men do not always like answering questions such as these in the same way most women LIVE to answer them. So here goes my two blog followers!
What was the single best thing that happened this past year?
Buying our house. I think I figured up that I’ve moved 13 times since the age of 19. WHY
What was the single most challenging thing that happened?
Being newly married and being married to someone with an opposite work shift.
What was an unexpected joy this past year?
I didn’t expect to get the job I applied for within my company. I moved to a new department and work with some great new people!
What was an unexpected obstacle?
Having to listen to God and cut out friendships that weren’t positive for me
Pick three words to describe this past year.
Educational, intense, quick
Pick three words your partner would use to describe your year—don’t ask them; guess based on how you think your spouse sees you.
Challenging, fruitful, over (inside joke)
Pick three words your partner would use to describe their year—again, without asking.
Challenging, confirming, blessed
What were the best books you read this year?
I am ashamed to admit that I maybe read one or two books that I don’t even truly remember. I’m usually such an avid read that I’m a little ashamed of this answer. boohoooo
Who were your most valuable relationships with?
Husband, sister, mother, BFF
What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?
I think it was not being a turd of a person. I cut/exchanged a lot of bad habits for less bad or better habits and I tried to think more before erupting. Also, weight gain is a bitch.
In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?
I started investing more in the friendships that built me up and made me feel good about myself. I stopped investing in people who kept me emotionally bankrupt.
In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?
I think I did better with inviting God into my everyday routine life instead of just when I needed help. Eternally working on being better at this, though.
In what way(s) did you grow physically?
I gained weight in a way that all of a sudden, I was like “How did I go up a size overnight?” Gross.
In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?
No offense, but see above
What was the most enjoyable part of your work (both professionally and at home)?
I liked seeing that I can do almost anything if I truly try. I enjoy faring for myself.
What was the most challenging part of your work (both professionally and at home)?
Being bored or not having the resources to do what I wish I could do
What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?
What was the best way you used your time this past year?
Turning off all tvs, phones, etc and knitting, meditating, being present with my furbabes
What was biggest thing you learned this past year?
I can be a real big pain in the ass and it’s not always a treasure to share life with me.
Create a phrase or statement that describes this past year for you.
You must the leading lady in your own life.