December 31, 2009

2009 in Review:

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

Spending Christmas with my family

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

Moving up to White Mountain, Alaska

3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?

That I really enjoy living in rural Alaska

4. What was an unexpected obstacle?

Having to re-do my disposition paper (twice) because my professor didn't explain in the syllabus.

5. Pick three words to describe 2009.

Roller Coaster Ride

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

Fun with Clint (just a guess!)

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

A great Adventure

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

Unfortunately I didn't read any books for pleasure-all for school

9. With whom were your most valuable relationships?

My family of course :)

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

Letting the small stuff slide, and being positive

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

Again, being positive

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

Accepting his will and ways

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

Following through with a routine of running every day and practicing yoga

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

The challenges that we have faced, has made my relationship with Clint grow in ways I couldn't imagine

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

Decorating it with handmade goodies (due to the lack of purchasing stuff @ the store)

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

Laundry and the fine cleaning (moping, vacuuming, scrubbing toilets and baths)

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

looking at STHM blogs for hours and hours on end while I'm supposed to be doing homework

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

Spending Friday nights at our home movie theatre with Clint and sometimes our school kids.

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

"Do what makes you happy,Be with who makes you smile, Laugh as much as you breathe, Love as long as you live."

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

Come what may and love it. - Joseph B. Worthlin


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