Sunday, January 4, 2015

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2014/2015 Meme

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2014/2015 Meme, part one 
Stolen from: German Language Rocks

1.What one event, big or small, are you going to tell your grandchildren about?
How moving to Michigan was such a great choice, because sometimes kids just need their Mom - and he wouldn't have had me any other way.
2.If you had to describe your 2014 in 3 words, what would they be?
I don't like this question.  Don't make me pare down my life to 3 words!  That's just not fair!  It was good, it was bad, it was happy it was sad.  Ups and downs.  It was life.  Life can't be described in 3 words. 
3.What new things did you discover about yourself?
That I really have gotten to the point in my life where I'm young enough to know better, but old enough to not give a shit what other people think any more. 
4.What single achievement are you most proud of?
I'm assuming this is just from 2014?  Seeing as how that is the title, right?  There's a great quote "stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone".  I've done that a few times.  It's not always the best choice, but it's the one that lets me sleep at night.   
5.What was the best news you received?
The check cleared?  LOL
6.What was your favorite place that you visited in 2014?
Ahhhhhhhhhh the National Seashore.  Cape Cod. 
7.Which of your personal qualities turned out to be the most helpful this year?
See #4
8.Who was your number one go-to person that you could always rely on?
9.Which new skills did you learn?
Portion control, and the ability to say "no"
10.What, or who, are you most thankful for?
Always, this one:
11.If someone wrote a book about your life in 2014, what kind of genre would it be? A comedy, love story, drama, film noir or something else?
Comedy.  Sheer comedy.  And that was most evidenced by the phone call I received after midnight on NYE.  From a blocked call.  Not sure why I answered it, but I did.  "Jerry's sperm bank, you spank it we bank it" confirming my appointment for 3:00 the next day.  You can't make this shit up
12.What was the most important lesson you learned in 2014?
It seems to be a recurring theme for me.  Family is what you make it.  Not necessarily blood relations. 
13.Which mental block(s) did you overcome?
Letting the past go.  I'm still working on it, but it's a hell of a lot better now than it used to be.
14.What 5 people did you most enjoy spending time with?
All my bitches.  There's more than 5.  They know who they are.. LOL
15.What was your biggest break-through moment career-wise?
Haven't had that one yet.  LOL 
16.How did your relationship to your family evolve?
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA.... Knowing that it was OK to let go and not have relationships with people that are related by blood.
17.What book or movie affected your life in a profound way?
There were a few really really good articles that I read that had an affect. One was this one, that I go back to a lot.
18.What was your favorite compliment that you received this year?
That I looked fabulous!
19.What little things did you most enjoy during your day-to-day life?
My coffee in the morning before the boy is awake.
20.What cool things did you create this year?
lots of Sunday Stealings.  :)
21.What was your most common mental state this year (e.g. excited, curious, stressed)?
22.Was there anything you did for the very first time in your life this year?
Don't think so
23.What was your favourite moment spent with your friends?
Watching a friend win a lot of money at the casino is right up there
24.What major goal did you lay the foundations for?
Getting the boy graduated from HS and into college - "no" isn't an option for him
25.Which worries turned out to be completely unnecessary?
I really only had one extremely stressful week, and that was because I was worried about someone else.  I relied on a good friend to help, and that was key to relieving that stress.  I love my friends, I have some of the best ever - and to have someone to go to in a time of need is just beyond anything else that could be good in life.  I truly am "rich" in that regard.  
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Kwizgiver said...

Having some kick-ass friends is the best feeling!

lia said...

I love what you said about laying the groundwork for your son and college, that no isn't an option. It's something I'm trying to do for my son, as well, but I see I have to be a lot more involved than I am now.

CountryDew said...

Friends make the best family.

I am Harriet said...

I'm with you on being old enough to give a $hit.

Stacy said...

The "family" you choose yourself is definitely better sometimes than the family you're born into.

Love the bit about being old enough not to give a crap what anyone else thinks about you...freeing isn't it?