A New Year Moment (With meme!)

standard January 3, 2011 7 responses

I have a backlog of posts to write, but instead of jumping right in and picking up where I left off, I’m going to stop for a moment and savor the newness of the year.

I was always that girl who rolled her eyes when people tried to recap a whole year. It always seemed so… trite. How do you sum up a whole 365 days in just a few sentences. Each month, week, day, should be allowed to stand alone without being tainted by the surrounding moments.

This year as the clock wound it’s way down to the end of 2010, I found myself a little nostalgic and a lot introspective. In the spur of the moment I wrote down some questions to torture inspire my New Years Eve guests. I’m still loath to recap a year, but it doesn’t hurt to take a look back so we can learn from what we’ve lived. How else can we grow?

I thought I’d post my questions – and my own answers – here, to share with you and to ask you to answer too. show them that I really didn’t mean to be evil. Honest. I’m putting in a Mr. Linky so you can come link back to your post! You don’t have to answer all the questions. Feel free to pick and choose!

Can you sum up your personal 2010 in just one word? 
Duh. Starbucks.

Best thing you ate in 2010?
Biscuits and gravy at Type A Mom Conference in Asheville this fall. Mmm. I want more!

What do you feel you wasted time on last year?
Too much griping over stupid things I could easily change with a shift in attitude and focus. Enough already!

One regret from the past year?
Wasting time on silly things instead of working more on my book. This year I’m more focused and determined than ever.


What do you wish you’d spent more time doing in 2010?
Talking to my kids. Really, seriously, talking to them. No distractions. They’re really funny and have fascinating insights. I need to make more time to just be with them.

What’s one thing from 2010 you hope not to relive ever again?
Stomach flu the night before taking a plane cross country at the same time as the 5yo. Blegh. Giving that flu to everyone we went to visit sucked pretty badly too.

What one accomplishment from 2010 are you proud of?
I finished my book. I finished two rounds of edits. And then I sent it to a select group of people to read and didn’t crumble under their critiques. Yay me.

What one dream do you hope to realize in 2011?
I’m going to finish the next round of edits of that book, then I’m going to sell it. Or at least get an agent whose job will be to sell it for me.

What one extravagance do you want to experience in 2011?
I wouldn’t say no to a trip to Hawaii, but I really just want to go home for a week or two. Walk around the streets of Paris. Kiss and hug my friends. Meet their kids. Breathe the Paris air and show my kids where mommy grew up. That would be priceless.

So? You in? Copy the questions and answer in your own blog or in the comments. I’d love to know more about you and your year.

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  • As a rule, I don’t do memes, and as a fact, I don’t have time this morning for this one…but I truly enjoyed reading your answers and hope others play along.

    Mac is leaving for Baton Rouge, and I have to go snuggle with him (pretending he’s 2,4, or 8 as I hug him good-bye–not sure when I’ll see him again.)

    A trip to LSU would be a wild extravagance this year…

  • Great questions and fun answers! Congratulations on finishing your book, and good luck getting it wrapped up on on the shelves!

  • Can you sum up your personal 2010 in just one word?
    Achieve

    Best thing you ate in 2010?
    Ribs from Famous Dave’s

    What do you feel you wasted time on last year?
    Complaining.

    One regret from the past year?
    Not saying “no” more often.

    What do you wish you’d spent more time doing in 2010?
    Spending time with my kids. I want to spend time cooking and making crafts with them this year.

    What’s one thing from 2010 you hope not to relive ever again?
    not sure… 2010 was pretty darn good

    What one accomplishment from 2010 are you proud of?
    I got a full time stay at home salaried job working in social media…a dream come true!

    What one dream do you hope to realize in 2011?
    I plan on moving up the ladder with my current employer.

    What one extravagance do you want to experience in 2011?
    A nice week of vacationing with my family unplugged… not sure if I can do it!

  • This is great! I may just have to play 😉 Happy new year!

  • Nice way to look back and look ahead at the same time. 🙂

  • What a great idea! I would LOVE to participate, but I have to get my “work-y” stuff done first- it might be a long night!

  • Jessica, happy new year though it is a very belated greeting! The year 2011 is already on the roll and we are looking forward for a mutually enriching and profitable year.

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