questions for a new year's eve reflection

Revisiting a meme from 2012

1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?  none of my closest people got Covid

2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?  teaching during a pandemic

3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?  staying at home rekindled my enjoyment of culinary pursuits

4. What was an unexpected obstacle? isolation

5. Pick three words to describe 2020.  pandemic, challenge, introspection

6. What were the best books you read this year? The Dutch House, Olive Again, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes, Deacon King Kong, Almost Maine, The Book of Longings, Beach Read, This Tender Land, The Guest List, All the Devils Are Here, Anxious People, Iron Lake, The Vanishing Half, Confessions on the 7:45, The Second Sleep, and Hugh Grant's performance of A Christmas Carol

7. With whom were your most valuable relationships? my parents, my sisters and their families, and my friends

8. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year? my independence expanded

9. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally? I thrived in isolation

10. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually? I connected more with the natural world around me

11. In what way(s) did you grow physically? I can't think of anything

12. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others? I let everyone know how I feel about them frequently

13. What was the most enjoyable part of your work? support of colleagues

14. What was the most challenging part of your work? virtual and remote teaching--trying to recreate the magic of the classroom online

15. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year? TV, though I cut out most of it

16. What was the best way you used your time this past year? reading and knitting

17. What was biggest thing you learned this past year? patience

18. Create a phrase or statement that describes 2020 for you. Living in historic times and knowing it's historic at the time is a challenge.

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

Oh, I was just thinking of #18! Sometimes, Kwiz, we are so on the same track!