Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Eve...

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve. Since Jarrod and I had Austin, we went to Ruster's Roost for dinner, which sits on top of South Mountain as part of Arizona Grand Resort. It overlooks all the city lights and and is super yummy! By the time we got home Jarrod had a killer headache and I sent him to bed. I played with Tabitha and ended up in bed by 11:15. We didn't make it till midnight but managed to ring in the twenty-ten this morning with yummy breakfast and the Tournament of Roses Parade.

There is a blog I recently stated following, (In)Courage that had a really good list of questions that helped you to reflect on the past year's events, while looking forward to the year ahead. I decided I want to participate in the reflection of the past year of my life...

Reflection Questions for 2009

1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?

A: I think the best thing that has happened to me this year is meeting my boyfriend, Jarrod, and having him become a part of my life. He makes me happier than I can ever remember being at anytime in my life.

2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?

A: I think the toughest challange for me has been figuring out how to deal with my ex-husband's illness and how to help my son, Austin understand what his dad is going through.

3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?

A: I would have to say the most unexpected joy this year again is meeting Jarrod, but even more than that meeting his kids and his family, as well as having my family welcome him with open arms and for them to see how happy he makes me and how much he enhances my life!

4. What was an unexpected obstacle?

A: I think most people would say the financial situation in the U.S. today is an obstacle, but I think my own personal obstacle would be finding a way to show I have moved on and and ready to move forward with my future.

5. Pick three words to describe 2009.

A: Unexpected, Wonderful, Challanging

6. Pick three words your boyfriend would use to describe your 2009 (don’t ask them; guess based on how you think your boyfriend sees you).

A: Wonderful, Tough, Happy

7. Pick three words your boyfriend would use to describe their 2009 (again, without asking).

A: Unexpected, Happy-ending, Struggle

8. What were the best books you read this year?

A: All of the Debbie Macomber books I've read, all of the Nicholas Sparks books, And Vision in White by Nora Roberts

9. With whom were your most valuable relationships?

A: My mom, Jarrod, My best friend, Shay

10. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?

A: Turning myself around financially and meeting the man of my dreams!

11. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?

A: For some reason, in the last year I feel like I have grown up ALOT and I feel more like an adult. I suppose this is a good thng since I am 6 weeks away from the big 3-0!

12. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?

A: I think I am more at peace with myself and ok with where I am in my life. I feel like I am not always sweating the small stuff and going with the flow more...which is definately a good thing!

13. In what way(s) did you grow physically?

A: Well physically, I grew out! Hahahaha! We will work on this in 2010 andd maybe I will answer this one next with me growing "In"!

14. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?

A: I feel like I am taking a more grown up approach to life rather than being impulsive. This has helped my growth in my relationships as I am able to prove I am more dependable and trustworthy!

15. What was the most enjoyable area of managing your home?

A: Something about housework is supposed to be enjoyable? I guess I feel the best about when it's all done...and then not so much when it needs to be dne again! Actually, my favorite part of being at home is cooking and baking for those I love.

16. What was your most challenging area of home management?

A:No suprise here...LAUNDRY! Without a doubt, laundry is my least favorite chore because it take a long time to do and I tend for forget to change the loads out when they dryer buzzer goes off. OH THE TOURTURE!

17. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?

A: Hmmm...I guess procrastination or getting lost in a book.

18. What was the best way you used your time this past year?

A: Making lists. They kep me on task and keeping a calendar to better manage my time each day!

19. What was the biggest thing you learned this past year?

A: Sometimes you have to be mean to make your point even when it hurts to be a B^$#h.

20. Create a phrase or statement that describes 2009 for you.

Over, thank God!

No comments:

Post a Comment