Looking Back at 2010 – A Quiz

I am already looking towards the new year and all the hope and promise a  Happy, Shiny New Year brings. But before I start making resolutions, I think it’s important to look back and evaluate this past year. Here are a few thoughtful questions that I’ve answered. I invite you to get a little introspective and do the same.

1. How is your life different today compared to a year ago? How is it the same? Different: My youngest are teenagers and are not home as much as they used to be. I’m feeling a little empty-nestish, and I have much more time to myself. The same: I still spend way too much time online.

2. What do you wish would have been different this past year? I felt like I spent a lot of time reacting to situations thrown in my direction. I wish I had been more personally pro-active.

3. How did 2010 live up to your expectations? I had hoped to travel in 2010 and I did a lot of that.

4. If you could go back in time to January of 2010 and live this year over again, would you? Yes. I went through many changes and many emotions, not all were positive. But I would still embrace the experiences.

5. What are your top favorite memories from the past year?

6. What is on your “wish list” for the coming year? I am looking forward to doing some home improvements this year as well as some personal improvements. I hope to be doing much more writing and experimenting with new versions of old recipes. I know just enough film editing to be dangerous, I plan to learn to edit more professionally – to that end, I’m taking an editing class. I have neglected my garden because I’ve had such an outward focus, so I plan to spend much more time digging in the dirt.

And of course, I have high hopes that there will be a lot more dulce de leche in the coming year.

Now it’s your turn: Answer all or just a few of the questions. Just copy and paste into the comment section with your own answers. Don’t be shy. We want to know.

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By Marta on December 28, 2010 · Posted in the habla habla

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Posted on December 28th, 2010

Sam Kinsman says:

1. How is your life different today compared to a year ago? How is it the same?

Nothing is the same. I’m focused, I have a plan for my life, a BA under my belt, a stable relationship. I can look at the few minor insecurities I have right now and look back on what I’ve left behind. This time last year I was house-sitting, putting off my grad school audition stuff. I was terrified of auditioning, and sure I would never get in.

2. What do you wish would have been different this past year?

I wish I could have given myself a few more breaks — moving home over the summer wasn’t the best possible choice I think. I could have allowed for more fun and been less hard on myself. I’m just recently starting to see how seriously I live, and how that’s not always the best choice. I’m finding lots of joy in allowing myself to make mistakes and live without the fear / pressure of screwing things up.

3. How did 2010 live up to your expectations?

I’ve accomplished everything I put my mind to. I graduated on time, I got into an MFA program, I moved across the country and had a successful semester in South Carolina, of all places. I’ve solidified in myself my desire and commitment to acting, and given up any shred of “Well I sure hope I can do this, if I’m good enough”.

4. If you could go back in time to January of 2010 and live this year over again, would you?

Never. Hardest year ever. I’m glad I lived through it, once was enough.

5. What are your top favorite memories from the past year?

The moment I got my call that I got accepted into U of South Carolina. Hearing “We would like you to join our program”, and having everything in my life change in that moment.
Meeting Andy in NYC and spending an epic 48 hours together.
Graduating on time with all my friends, having spent the majority of the year thinking it was impossible.
The 3 plays we got to do this semester. Incredible, fun shows.

6. What is on your “wish list” for the coming year?

More of the same. More theatre, more wonderful personal revelations, more intimacy. I would love to see the same growth I saw in 2010. Life is good.

Posted on December 28th, 2010

Carrie says:

Sam, congratulations and very, very best of luck in your new program!

Posted on January 5th, 2011