Thursday, September 22, 2011


Last year I took part in a project called 10Q. The site's tagline is "Reflect. React. Renew." and it is made to mimic the time of reflection found during the High Holidays. They send you a question everyday for ten days, you answer, they save your answers and send it to you the next year.

The questions were pretty fun to answer and they made me think. I was surprised about how spot on my predictions were for the next year. I won't share all of my questions and answers here, as some were very personal, but I will share some.

Day 2

Is there something that you wish you had done differently this past year? Alternatively, is there something you're especially proud of from this past year?

Your Answer:
I would have worked a little harder to graduate a semester earlier.
I would let things slide and forgive more because holding a grudge doesn't really help anything.
I am proud that I am taking good care of Mac, but I need to spend more time with him.
I am proud that I am more financially secure, but I need to quit wasting my money and save up to buy a house or a new car. I just need to quit wasting my money.
I am proud that I have been decluttering my home, but it is always sad that I am so wasteful.

My Response Today:
I am much better at forgiveness than I was before, but that is always something that can be improved upon.
I have been spending a lot more time with Mac, but he still needs to lose weight, as his vet let me know.
I bought a new car, we'll see how tough the payments are for me. Although I am better about budgeting, there is always room for improvements in this area as well.
My home is a much more sane, clean place than it used to be. I have been pretty good about keeping with a routine.

Day 6:
Describe one thing you'd like to achieve by this time next year. Why is this important to you?

Your Answer:
I hope to have my MLS by this time next year. I can't wait to have my free time back and get started on my career (not so wild about paying the student loans back though.)

My Response Today:
I have my MLS. I have not started to pay back my loans, which I am worried about. The student loan people called last night!

Day 7:
How would you like to improve yourself and your life next year? Is there a piece of advice or counsel you received in the past year that could guide you in this project?

Your Answer:
I would like to learn to relax again. I haven't been able to do that lately on my own without a beer or a glass of wine.

My Response Today:
I had forgotten that I had written this a year ago. It was funny because I was thinking about the fact that I never relax without a cocktail anymore. So that is worrisome.

Day 8:
Is there something (a person, a cause, an idea) that you want to investigate more fully in 2011?

Your Answer:
I would like to become better at communicating, mostly in the written form.

My Response Today:
Sadly this is still the case. Although I have realized, not necessarily in this post, that less is often more. Also PROOFREAD PROOFREAD PROOFREAD.

Day 11:
What are your predictions for 2011?

Your Answer:
FC Dallas will go to the playoffs and lose the last game. :(
I will break up with my current boyfriend. (or vice  versa, things aren't going great)
Josh and Diana will be awesome parents.
I will struggle through Capstone but ultimately get my MLS.

My Response Today:
All of these things totally happened. (Except for Capstone, that was easy.)

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