Asking Myself Important Questions

One of my regular meme suppliers, Jen @ Stuff Jen Says, just posted her answers to 7 Important Questions To Ask Yourself Before The Year Ends which she found at Dumb Little Man Tips For Life. Since there are never enough memes in my life and this one seemed all poignant and relevant and less frivolous than what might seem normal around these parts, I thought I’d play along. You should, too! Then we can be all thought provoking and clever together!

Anyway, let’s get this party started, shall we?

On a scale of 1-10, how satisfied are you with 2010?

I think on the whole this has been a very good year with very little in the way of Big Sad Events. Although there are things in my life that I aspire for or desire, I have good health, a happy family that loves me, incredible friends and good things going on. I don’t think I could give this year and my life in general much less than a 9 out of 10.

Why did you score that way?

Oh I’m an over achiever and kinda answered this already. I mean if you threw in obscene amounts of money and home ownership, maybe a new car, I’d have given 2010 a solid 10. But I’m pretty happy with the current status of things over all.

What are your biggest accomplishments this year? Include business achievements, relationships, health and fitness, etc.

Um… I survived? MM is nearly potty trained, as in wears underwear all day and this morning woke up with a dry pull up. I think when 2010 was ringing in, I wasn’t entirely certain that was going to pan out. So that’s pretty cool. We are actually in the process of buying our first home, again, not something I was entirely certain would pan out but now seems largely… likely. Also, we’ve started making friends and feeling more at home here, which is kind of rocking.

What are the biggest lessons you learned this year? We can let the things that happen pass us by, or we can stop to understand and draw lessons from them; this can make us wiser than we were before.

I had a pretty easy going time of it in 2010 frankly and can’t think of any huge lessons I’ve had to learn. Except that you cannot force a child to potty train until they are ready, no matter how hard you might try or how clever you or they are, they are not going to go until they have to and want to go. I kind of learned that one kicking and screaming though. I also learned that my son can go a month without watching tv with very little issue. And that I can survive most of the day without Internet, though I would rather not.

What are your biggest goals that you want to achieve next year? How can you make next year your best year ever? In other words, if it’s December 31 of next year, what do you want to see in your life? What will it take to feel a 10/10 satisfaction level at the end of next year? Make these things your goals for 2011.

I would be very disappointed if I rang in 2012 not owning a home and while I’d survive if this happened, becoming a homeowner next year is one of my biggest priorities, although that is largely a matter of time now and not very much is left to be done other than waiting. My other big priority is getting back on the weight loss wagon. I did really well in 2009, less well in 2010. In 2011 I need to do much better, before I become completely lazy and unmotivated permanently.

What new habits do you want to cultivate?

Healthier eating and a more active lifestyle.

What are your immediate next steps to achieve them? What do you have to do to get the ball rolling? Writing down specific dates for these actions can help motivate you.

I think the best thing I can do is exercise regularly, move more, drink lots of water and do the best I can – and go easy on myself when I do less than that. But not too easy!

How about you? What are your goals for 2011? Feel free to share them in the comments section below or on your own blog!

One thought on “Asking Myself Important Questions

  1. I’ll get right on this ..Im sure you already know this one will certainly be “thought provoking”. I foresee homeownership in your near future, cause I’m psychic like that. 🙂


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