I had not blogged in a while and then this month I did some catching up and all of a sudden there were five new posts. Which means I have also been catching up on reading some of my favorite blogs that I follow. I have seen two exactly like this one – year in review, 2016 – and one with slightly different questions, another one I read had way too many questions, but I quite enjoyed reading them, some answers were funny. It was a nice way to get to know some of the people, so I took the idea and have made it mine with Looking back on 2016 – It’s very different to my gratitude jar it helps bring some perspective on life
What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before?
I took a dance lesson with my bear, best thing ever
Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t make any, so didn’t have to keep any, yippy! But maybe for 2017 I will make one resolution…
How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?
In Sodwana Bay just the four of us
Did anyone close to you die?
Yes, a good friend
What countries did you visit?
None. But I went to Grahamstown for the first time ever this year
What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016?
I want to do this fully, 100% –
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
What date from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I don’t have a specific date, but I’d like to say that the weekend away at the end of April in the Drakensberg was magic, pure bliss….
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Not really my achievement but my sons and so I claim it as mine – they both completed their university degrees this year
What was your biggest failure?
My failures were challenges that hopefully I have recovered from and hopefully I have learned something from them
Did you suffer illness or injury?
No, just my usual migraine headaches
What was the best thing you bought?
Eye repair cream and concealer and a pair of red shoes
Where did most of your money go?
Agh bills, I hate this question
What song will always remind you of 2016?
Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi
What do you wish you’d done more of?
I wish I had danced more and laughed a whole lot more
What do you wish you’d done less of?
I cried and worried too much this year
What were your favourite TV shows?
Can’t say, they don’t let me watch TV at home
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
What was the best book you read?
I read a few, but none that I can say were my absolute best, one I enjoyed was; Cullen by Tod Collins
What was your greatest musical discovery?
I discovered I’m a belieber. Because of this song – Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
What was your favourite film of this year?
I watch way too many movies, but I think my favourite was “Best of me”
What did you do on your birthday
I can’t remember, is that such a terrible thing? I know we had family lunch that weekend right here at home and that was awesome. Spoilt
What kept you sane?
Chocolate and me time
Who did you miss?
Who was the best new person you met?
I met some really lovely people this year, made new friends but can’t name anyone as the best new person, sorry
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2016
Breathe. Just breathe. Have a little faith