When September 2023 rolls around and you receive your answers to your 10Q questions, how do you think you'll feel? What do you think/hope might be different about your life and where you're at as a result of thinking about and answering these questions?
I think I'll feel nostalgic. I'm happy how my life is turning out after making plenty of mistakes. I'm proud and I wish for my future self to be even prouder of what I have accomplished.
This year, reading my answers from last year was really tough. I hope that I won't feel so defeated when I receive these answers next time. I hope I am in a place where I feel more fulfilled, more intellectually challenged, and more socially supported. I hope I feel like I'm heading towards something meaningful and spending more time doing things I enjoy.
I think that I won't be surprised with my answers a year from now. I think that I will feel comfortable in remembering where I was at this time, and send my former self love and compassion for what I'm going through now. I hope that I will be focused on moving my life in the direction that I want it to go. This is a great opportunity to step back, center myself, and consider what I want for myself and my life. I hope that I will continue to move in the direction of devoting more attention and space (time/energy) to my overall health, meditation practice, things that bring me joy, and my personal relationships.
I hope I’m a bit more centred on what’s happening now and better at genuinely relaxing again. I don’t want to stop being driven or be less motivated, but it would be nice to take time to focus more on enjoying now and being present.
I think I'm going to remember how I felt at this time. The whole job loss drama feels pretty memorable. I'll also remember key people, friendships, and events that helped get me through. I think this is something that happened for a reason and it’s "forced growth," which is fine. I hope I increase my momentum in the direction of productive change and can be impressed by my overall life direction, rather than a few specific achievements, although those are great, too.