I was in Winnipeg for Christmas for the past week and am thus behind with Reverb. I don't want to spend an hour typing so I will give some shorter answers for the ones I have missed:
December 21 – Future Self. Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?)
My response: I almost answered this before I left on vacation but couldn't think of a good answer....how can you give yourself advice for the future? I don't have any!! I would tell my younger self that although it felt like university took forever and cost way too much, it was all worth it!!
December 22 – Travel How did you travel in 2010? How and/or where would you like to travel next year?
My response: I went to the Dominican Republic with my sister, camping along Lake Erie with my husband and friends, took a road trip to Montreal, and back to Winnipeg to visit family in the summer and for Christmas. Next year I will be moving to Red Deer, Alberta sometime in the spring so I hope we get to travel around that area and explore our new surroundings!
December 23 – New Name Let’s meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why?
My response: I wouldn't. I like my name and I don't like to pretend to be someone I'm not.
December 24 – Everything’s OK What was the best moment that could serve as proof that everything is going to be alright? And how will you incorporate that discovery into the year ahead?
My response: Hmmmm...I feel like my life motto could be that things always work out for my husband and me when they need to" , but if I had to pick one moment, I guess it would be when he was offered a job in Red Deer, Alberta, and even though we'll be apart for a little bit, we know he will have a stable income and an excellent job so that when the baby comes EVERYTHING WILL BE OK, and I can be on maternity leave!!
December 25 – Photo – a present to yourself
Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you.
December 26 – Soul Food What did you eat this year that you will never forget? What went into your mouth & touched your soul?
My response: This is a really hard question because for the past 3 months I really haven't felt like eating anything!!I am surprised because I thought with pregnancy I would be eating my face off-especially sweets and I can barely stand the sight of chocolate! Let me think back.... I had the most amazing tacos at a mexican place on the danforth...I think it was tacos barbacoa...Marcia or Bronwen if you read this please correct me if I am wrong!! Also there were some delicious margaritas involved-another thing that I can barely stand to think about without feeling icky!!
December 27 – Ordinary Joy Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?
My response: Ummmm...I think every single time I looked outside while at Lake of The Woods this summer brought me joy! I love that place!!Also playing in the waves with my husband while camping on Lake Erie-SO FUN!
December 28 – Achieve What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write that feeling down. Then, brainstorm 10 things you can do, or 10 new thoughts you can think, in order to experience that feeling today.
My response: Honestly-I want to be a good mom!!I don't know if I will achieve it or if I do if I will recognize it!! I can't really experience that feeling until the baby comes soooo.......I guess we'll have to just wait and see!!
December 29 – Defining Moment Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year.
My response: Hard question!! I guess when my husband and I decided that he would take the job in Red Deer. As I mentioned before I will be here for a little while so I can try to go on maternity leave, but other than that, we are really excited to start our new life there-especially with a baby on the way!