Sunday, 6 January 2013

40 Self Reflection 2012 Interview Questions

I used to do these a while back, i honestly found them immensely helpful to look back on at the end of the year, so thought provoking! I have no idea where these questions originated, in digging about i found them, so i thought, why not?

1. What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before?
Accept that failure is a part of life, yes, even mine.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for 2013
Nope! and Yes i did.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? 
Yes I'm an auntie again! :)

4. Did anyone close to you die?
 R.I.P Chad

5. What countries did you visit?
No place, no money to :/

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
~better grades
~courage to do what needs to be done.

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
My birthday, i had almost all the friends who have had a positive impact on my life show up :)

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year 2012?
I think I've become a better teacher. learned to plan better and more efficiently and come to understand why i am in this field, where i want to go and how i want to leave this field.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Didn't do well enough in school i imagine, still waiting for grades.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
More skin cancer scares but here i am!

11. What was the best thing you bought?
An Ipad2 for school to allow me to read at a similar pace as my 'normally sighted peers' as we put it at work ;)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My mother, she continues to share with me her amazing wisdom.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
People in various work places who are required to help you who are down right rude.

14. Where did most of your money go?
School fees and food which isn't so bad i suppose, just a little depressing :)

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My appearances as a performing poet

16. What song(s) will always remind you of 2012?
None I've got a real bad memory....

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?

My heart has surprised me this year...and not in ways i have enjoyed but over all, i think i'd have to say happier.

ii. thinner or fatter?
A bit thinner i think

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
i wish had gone to the beach more, seen my friends more, spent more time being creative? Creativity feeds my soul and i've been feeling starved

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Been understanding to rude people.

20. How did you spend Christmas?

The usual, home asleep for half the day. Around her Christmas eve is where it's at but even that i spent very laid back.

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favourite TV program?
I'll only list the new ones:
The Walking Dead

 Doctor Who (Though i'm only still finishing season 4 of the 2005 version)

Korean Drama 'A Gentleman's Dignity'

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

26. What was the best book you read?

So Long a Letter  
Moll Flanders    

The House of the Seven Gables

My school books were pretty good. Which is great, cause they're all i had time to read!

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

2012 was 'The Year of the British Bombshells!' for me!
I discovered: Jessie Jay, Kambra and Marina and the diamonds! (more on them in another post)

28. What did you want and get?

29. What did you want and not get?


30. What was your favourite film of this year?
Oh man my favorite film this year was actually a international firm about sexual identity called 'North Sea Texas"
I also really liked 'In Time' with Justin Timberlake (who would have thought it possible !)

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
25 and had a large but moderate gathering of so many friends old and present who have a special place in my heart!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

 Getting a DSLR to really give photography a good go at!

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
I always describe my style as punk prep, heavy on the prep and inching towards the girlie. I like it and I'm keeping at it. 2012 saw me being much more daring with styles I've always said no to like shorts and still inching towards leggings. I also dared to try brighter colours and heels

34. What kept you sane?

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Woo! i think i have a fever...i need a Doctor! ;)

I'm in love with this man!

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

So many in my own country but i don't want to get into it, lets just say there were many many bad decisions, the fall out of which i will have to suffer through for the rest of my life because there is ACTUALLY a time stamp!

37. Whom did you miss?

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Mr.Fortune - a new photographer friend!

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:

People Suck. They can be extremely advantageous...yet still, i am built strong.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

 From the song 'Who You Are'  by Jessie Jay

I'm always learning so much more from myself than i realise!


  1. Happy New Year doll...I hope this is a fabulous one for you!! Loved these...Tennant is wonderful :) x

  2. Happy New Year Dainty! Wishing you happiness and success for this new year :)

  3. Hahaha the Tennant meme made me laugh out loud :) I love Doctor Who, especially David's Doctor....


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