catling42: (but i can't leave this world behind)
1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
Got a job in my field. Had an abusive boss. Ended a serious relationship. Came up with a plan.

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any last year. We'll see about this year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No one particularly close… 'thene is pretty far away.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Nope.

5. What countries did you visit?
Nothing beyond hell in my own mind.

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
Sanity. Myself back. Enough money to get by without continuing debt. Hope even through the end of the year.

7. What dates from 2011 will be forever etched in your memory?
I don't think there are any specific dates, but November as the month of two serious break-ups.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Surviving?

9. What was your biggest failure?
Losing myself.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing physical beyond some frustrating tendinitis. Emotional/mental health took some real hard hits this year.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
MacBook Air is pretty great.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Not mine. Laura, back towards the beginning of the year. Anthony, particularly between April and now.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mine. Laura, a lot.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent and food.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Fluevogs. Small space design blogs. Creating my loft bed. Laura.

16. What song will always remind you of 2011?
You know, I have no idea. I am pretty much ready to forget 2011.

17. Compared to this time last year are you:
i. happier or sadder? sadder.
ii. thinner or fatter? fatter.
iii. richer or poorer? richer, but still not getting by, and with much less hope.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Actually making things. Seeing friends. Doing stuff for me/not waiting for others.

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

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent Christmas at my parents', as usual.

21. Did you fall in love in 2010?
Heh. Fall further, perhaps. And it blew up in my face.

22. How many one-night stands?
Er. None.

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Dr. Who, hands down. (It might've also been the only show I watched at all.)

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Hate is a strong word. But there is certainly someone I am very angry with who I will not be ready to talk to for a long time. I suppose I might hate my former bosses… I didn't know them last year.

25. What was the best book you read?
I have done an appallingly low amount of reading this year… Heading to the eye doctor in a few days to figure out why my eyes keep unfocusing on my reading. I did really enjoy World War Z.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Fay Wolf's new album is pretty great.

27. What did you want to do and get?
Get a job in my field. Get to be a massage therapist at a holistic wellness center. Date Laura. Started yoga teacher training.

28. What did you want and not get?
A decent paycheck. Friends in the area. A continued relationship with Laura. Hope.

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
I don't remember going to the movies, but I think Scott Pilgrim and the Seven Evil Exes was pretty enjoyable.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 28. I don't think I did anything particularly interesting that day. I had a big barbecue later in June.

31. What one thing would have made your year more satisfying?
Only one thing? How about not losing my best friend.

32. How would you describe your fashion concept in 2011?
I have learned to embrace yoga/sweat pants… between work and yoga teacher training, I seem to wear them a ton. Wearing jeans is kind of a treat. Vibram Fivefingers on my feet.

33. What kept you sane?
Wait, I've been sane? Maybe Kaylee, who has been sitting on me a lot. Anthony has helped a lot with keeping stuff going, too, even though that relationship also gave me some crazy.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Probably still David Tennant.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
The economy/Occupy movement

36. What is one thing you would go back and re-do if you could?
Ooh. Loaded question. One thing? Maybe ever dating Laura. The up was just not worth the crushing down.

37. Who was the best new person you met?
Probably one of my new coworkers, Alison.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
Maybe I actually do just have to do everything on my own.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"And there's things I'd like to do
That you don't believe in
I would like to build something
But you'll never see it happen"

"And this is the last time
We'll be friends again
I'll get over you, you'll wonder who I am"

"Taste the salt and taste the pain
I'm not thinking of you again
Summer dies and swells rise
The sun goes down in my eyes
See this rolling wave
Darkly coming to take me
Home
And I've never been so alone"

All from Third Eye Blind's "Motorcycle Drive By"



(Aaaand, previous years' for comparison..... the tag goes back to 2004.)

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