This came up in my Timehop from 2008…I don’t even know what the original source was at this point…but thought it would be interesting to revisit it.
Here are the questions and my answers. Would love to hear yours as well! No pressure, though.
What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before?
Drove for Uber, I guess?
Went to the Canadian Rockies (NATURE!)
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not this year
Did anyone close to you die?
Not exactly…although Vivian’s death had a strong impact on many in my larger church family.
What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015?
More self-control with my money
What was your biggest failure of the year?
Continuing to accumulate credit card debt.
Where did most of your money go?
Compulsive spending on clearance clothes for every kid I know (and a few I don’t!)
Trips to visit people I love
Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder?
About the same, I think? (maybe I should do this every year?!) Maybe I’ll say “happier”. I’m fairly content right now…(knock on wood…even though I claim I don’t believe in luck/superstitions…)
thinner or fatter?
I’m thinking fatter.
richer or poorer?
More in debt. Scrambling to keep up. Got a promotion at work, but because I lost my night and weekend differentials, my hourly rate is actually less than it was even though I got a “raise”.
Also, more in debt.
What do you wish you’d done more of?
Blogging (I said this in 2008 too, but it still applies)
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Slacking off in various realms of my life
What was the best book you read?
Ummmm…this is where I admit that I have not finished any books AGAIN this year. Actually, I do think I finished one Sherlock Holmes book on my phone.
I’m still only about halfway through it, but Eat To Live is definitely a life-changer.
What was your favorite film of this year?
Annie was 2014, I think, so that one’s out.
You think I’m going to say The Peanuts Movie…which I did enjoy it, but I’m all about the comic strips (feel the same way about The Boondocks). So I’m going to go with The Intern, which was cute and lighthearted. Plus I saw it with one of my best friends, so that made it all the more fun.
I still haven’t seen Brooklyn, or I suspect that would be my favorite.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having/adopting a child, but I need to face reality at some point…
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2015
I may need to think about this one some more…but let’s start with these:
– Bitterness and negativity is contagious, and it makes you seem ugly when you succumb to it.
– Life is wonderful and difficult and precious and can’t be explained. It is all of these things at the same time.