10Q: Life’s Biggest Questions – Answered By You – 2012

I can’t believe it’s a year since I first blogged about 10Q.  You read that blog post here.  So what is you ask? You join the website and each day it asks you a life question that you answer. Your replies can be public if you want them to be, I prefer to keep them to myself. You save your responses and at the end your answers are then kept in the vault for a year. Just before the next one you are emailed with your responses so you can review them.
Of course when this time comes around it takes you a little by surprise and it makes interesting reading.  You can read more about it here http://doyou10q.com/

So what was happening in my life a year ago? Here is a small extract! (I’m not including all questions as some of the answers were VERY personal) Continue reading

10Q: Reflect. React. Renew. Life’s Biggest Questions. Answered By You.

Have you heard about this site? I can’t remember how I got the details last year but decided to take part as my life was a bit off kilter at the time.

Basically, you are asked 10 questions – 1 per day – and you answer them in any way you want. The answers are stored away and you are sent them just before the 10Q starts again the following year.

I’ve just had an email with the answers I gave last year. It makes interesting reading.

This time last year my oldest son had already moved out to live with his girlfriend and she was pregnant. I documented my thoughts and worries on this subject and although I was worried at the time in the fullness of time their son was born and he is now 9months old and as cute as can be. 🙂

I also documented that I had been treated for depression and that I was coming off the medication at the time. A year on and although I have my moments, my brain is pretty much functioning as it should – thank goodness. Depression is not a healthy state and if you – dear reader – think you may be suffering, please see your GP as it ain’t going to go away on its own.

One of the questions was about a world event that affected you – did you realise it’s a year since the Columbian miners were rescued – time flies eh?

Another question was what would you like to achieve in the next year – well I wanted to achieve a getting a job and other than a short stint at M&S last christmas I haven’t achieved that. I’m still looking for a job but perhaps not as avidly as I was a year ago!

Final question was – When September 2011 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?

Well I feel much more positive than I did a year ago, perhaps that’s to do with coming off the antidepressants, but I’m also sure it’s knowing that my son is happy and my grandson is healthy and much-loved.
We are not as well off as we were when I was working but we make ends meet. The mortgage is paid and although we have our ups and downs hubby and I still get on ok.

I will be completing the 10Q again this year. It makes you think about your life and world in general, helps to put things into perspective.

So if you’re up for it too just go here – http://www.renewyear.com/

It starts 28th September but don’t worry if you missed a day or two you can catch up.