Sunday, January 11, 2015

The 2014/2015 Blog Part II

It appears that Sunday Stealing is up to his normal tricks and has found some more questions to ask about last year.

Something more to think about:

26.What experience would you love to do all over again?

Not that I could, but I'd watch the lunar eclipse coming over the MCG from the footbridge on the Yarra once again - that was phenomenal.

27.What was the best gift you received?

I didn't receive many gifts last year, but I loved the Fargo DVDs I received for Christmas.

28.How did your overall outlook on life evolve?

I think my outlook is still positive.

29.What was the biggest problem you solved?

I think I've worked out how to save money at last.

30.What was the funniest moment of your year, one that still makes it hard not to burst out laughing when you think about it?

Seeing Alice dressed up as Columbia at the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Still get a giggle about that. And when I think about "The Grand Budapest Hotel." "Get your hands off my lobby boy!"

31.What purchase turned out to be the best decision ever?

A plane ticket and accomodation in Bali for two weeks. I really needed that holiday.

32.What one thing would you do differently and why?

I might have handled how I tacked leaving that penultimate role. I was miserable. I should have spoken up sooner.

33.What do you deserve a pat on the back for?

Going back to university. Learning to be nice to myself.

34.What activities made you lose track of time?

Knitting, binge watching a couple of shows. Reading.

35.What did you think about more than anything else?

Now that would be telling.

36.What topics did you most enjoy learning about?

Strangely, that would be Military rape during World War II in South East Asia - a tragic, morbid topic, but I still reckon the subject of "Comfort Women" is one of the most underplayed stories that have not been told from WWII.

37.What new habits did you cultivate?

I've got a lot better at eating only when hungry, changing my earrings and wearing sunscreen.

38.What advice would you give your early-2014 self if you could?

If you're not happy. speak out earlier rather than later.

39.Did any parts of your self or your life do a complete 180 this year?

No - all is very much the same. The love life is looking up a bit.

40.What or who had the biggest positive impact on your life this year?

Going back to school has had a huge positive impact on me. Meeting Kaz and Dave at the second job of the year was positive - we got each other through some hard times.

41.What do you want the overarching theme for your 2015 to be?

Happiness, peace, success and joy. I'm open to all of these things.

42.What do you want to see, discover, explore?

I'd love to see a new country at some stage, if not a new country, some new places.
I'd also love to explore what it's like to be in a relationship. I think I'm ready for this one even if it scares the pants off me.

43.Who do you want to spend more time with in 2015?

I still want to spend time with my friends - and maybe somebody special. We will see.

44.What skills do you want to learn, improve or master?

I'd like to get my writing to a better state. And I'd like to start running again - just 5 kms, but I'd love to do that again.

45.Which personal quality do you want to develop or strengthen?

I'd like to see if I can strengthen my patience tolerance. It's not bad, but it could be better.

46.What do you want your everyday life to be like?

Calm, secure and peaceful.

47.Which habits do you want to change, cultivate or get rid of?

I'd like to shed the comfort eating thing - I really need to get over that one.

48.What do you want to achieve career-wise?

I just want to stay happily, productively and lucratively employed in work I like with people I enjoy in an environment I find enrichig - just like where I am now.

49.How do you want to remember the year 2015 when you look back on it 10/20/50 years from now?

The year that my life changed irrevocably for the better - here's hoping.

50.What is your number one goal for 2015?

Umm, that would be telling. Other than obtaining at least one High Distinction at uni and remaining happily and gainfully employed. The big one I will keep to myself. That's in it's planning stages at the moment.


Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pand,

A 50 question new year meme. I will steal this in December 2015 - as well as the other one.

December will become meme month.

Intriguing answers, by the way.




Stacy said...

You're first answer reminded me of something I'd do differently...but didn't think of when I answered the questions....I'd get to see the blood moon that was in Sept. or October. We had absolutely perfect viewing in this area and the moon was enormous in the sky. I got to see the eclipse, but work prevented me from seeing the blood stage. :(

Kwizgiver said...

I worked on finances in 2014, too. I think I've finally got it on track.

CountryDew said...

Good luck with your studies. You'll make it and do fine.

Zippi Kit said...

We watched a blood moon from the back porch one year. You ARE on the improvement track! Good on ya! May your dreams come true.. the dreams, not the nightmares. ;o)