Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Review

I did this survey a couple years ago. For some reason I remembered it today on the commute to work. Here goes.

Yearly Wrap-Up Survey

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?

  • I joined an ice hockey league and learned how to play - AWESOME
  • Finally joined the Urban Servant Corps
  • Went on outreach
  • Had my heart broken by my work

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolution?

  • Oh heck to the no. Are you supposed to?

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

§ Nope

4. Did anyone close to you die?

§ Actually yesterday I just found out that one of the most awesome volunteers I work with died suddenly. Eleanor, we all miss you.

5. What countries did you visit?

§ None this year

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

§ Responsibility in handling financial details

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

§ March 9, 2010 - Shoulder surgery

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

§ Joining the Urban Servant Corps, living in intentional community, stretching and growing

9. What was your biggest failure?

§ There was a problem that I could have moved faster to address

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

§ I tore the labrum in my right shoulder about 180% and my bicep tendon was coming off the bone as well as ripping down the middle.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

§ Uhh, right now I am a big fan of the phone I got as a hand-me-down from Cherica. I guess the technical answer is my iPod touch.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

§ Pastor Karol - she is a rock star who dealt with some really tough questions in a way that I admire. I might not agree with the outcome, but the process and the hurt and the questions she addressed and the conversations she facilitated.... Someday maybe I'll be cool like her. I hope so.

14. Where did most of your money go?

§ Hockey gear, and immediately after that, medical expenses.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

  • Joining USC
  • Finally taking steps to move towards going to seminary

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?

§ Tik Tok by Ke$ha, I can't believe I admitted that

17. Are you...

A. Happier or sadder? Happier

B. Richer or poorer? Poorer, by choice!

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

§ Hockey

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

§ Avoidance

20. How did you spend Christmas?

§ I spent christmas eve being a torch-bearer at St. Paul Lutheran Church, christmas day with my family in Arvada, the next several days in Montrose w/ the Grandparents, Kansas contingent, and immediate family.

21. Did you fall in love in 2010?

§ Nope

23. What was your favorite TV program?

§ Bones, hands down.

25. What was the best book you read?

§ The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?

§ Daft Punk

27. What did you want and get?

§ I wanted to escape from my job at a grocery store making sure that people had all 30 choices of Ranch and moved into a place where I feel like I actually have an impact.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

§ Iron Man 2

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

§ I turned 28, watched Harry Potter the night before and had my favorite dinner ever.

30. What would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

§ Trying to not play God, and being happy with that.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

§ Is it clean? Is it comfortable? Ok, that works.

32. What kept you sane?

§ Great friends.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

§ Probably the repeal of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell"

35. Who did you miss?

§ I miss Sara, I wish that she was closer and we could hang out more often.

36. Who was the best new person you met?

§ Uhh, all the other volunteers. I can't pick one.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:

§ I'm not in charge, I don't control other people.

38. What travel plans do you have for 2011? Which ones are you the most excited about?

§ No plans yet. Perhaps a move to Chicago is in my future?

40. Which season are you looking forward to the most this year? Why?

§ I have no idea. Potential adventures in all of them I guess.

41. What are some things you'd like to do in 2011, but haven't officially planned for yet?

§ skydiving would be nice

42. Do you anticipate any major changes in 2011, such as a new home, job, family life, etc.?

  • One more niece or nephew! Coming early August.
  • August will bring a whole lot of changes actually, new home, new job, learning to live w/ out my 5&9 community, etc.