New Year’s Tag and Links

New Years Tag

What did you do in 2017 that you’d never done before?
Drove downtown.

Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make one this year?
I had four general goals which I wrote down and don’t have access to at this moment. I doubt I reached them.

What would you like to have in 2018 that you lacked in 2017?
Maturity.

What date from 2017 will remain etched upon your memory?
Well, it should be my sister’s wedding, but apparently I started going senile in 2017.

What was the best month?
December.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Paying off a massive amount of debt.

What was your biggest failure?
Not taking CLEP tests.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Paying off said debt.

What was an unexpected surprise? 
A pay raise before I even started the job.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having a job for more of it.

How did you spend Christmas?
With my family.

How are you spending New Year’s?
In FLORIDA!!!!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2017:
Sometimes the best thing is to dismiss/ignore/stop people/events/books etc. who/that are stupid/mean/out of my control. That is a re-learn in some respects.

Compared to this time last year, are you: 
Happier or sadder? Happier.
Thinner or fatter? Probably about the same.
Richer or poorer? Richer

Five things I want to do in 2018:
Be a financial adult
Be healthier
Travel outside the U.S.
Significantly develop my talents
Learn things I’m weak in (math and languages)

What kept you sane?
Optimism and my family.

Did you move anywhere? 
Ha, no we are low moving family.

What countries/states did you visit? 
Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida (some of these of drive through or quickie).

Where did most of your money go?
Paying down debt.

What was the best thing you bought? 
New clothes and shoes? Brand new books? I couldn’t really make significant purchases this year.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
No, I’ve never suffered even a mildly serious injury, and I rarely get sick.

What did you want and get?
Lots of things from my gift list.

What did you want and not get?
So many things.

Did you fall in love in 2017?
No.

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
27 and see here.

Did anyone close to you give birth or get pregnant?
No births but lots of babies in 2018; three family babies and one friends (so far).

Did anyone close to you get married?
My sister got married in April. Her wedding took up the first third of the year (she had a rather short engagement).

Did anyone close to you die? 
No.

Who was the best new person you met?
I didn’t really meet anyone new.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2017?
Stagnant.

What was the best book you read?
Economics in One Lesson, Basic Economics, The Vanishing American Adult, and The Intolerance of Tolerance.

What were your favorite books of this year?
The top-rated fiction books (that were new to me) on my Goodreads are Blood Feud, The Golden Road, The Nick of Time, and Daddy Long-Legs.

What was your favorite TV show?
I try find any new-to-me ones because I’m not a T.V. person.

What were your favorite films of this year?
A bunch of Hallmark ones like Love Blossoms and Summer Villa.

What was the best concert you’ve been to this year?
I don’t like concerts.

What song/album will always remind you of 2017?
None.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
I don’t have any.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Do you notice I’m lacking in the music category?

Productivity

Your Year in Review

Try this 12 month challenge or this one.

A Year of Sweaters. I really would like to try something like this, but for me, it would be more specific, like the year of cardigans. I’m not sure how much pullovers are my style.