Search

A Reflection | 2021 In Review

Before the new year came in, my wife and I sat down and reflected on everything that has happened in our lives over the past year. I drew inspiration from the Jay Shetty podcast to help get the reflection process going. He did an episode that focused on answering 9 powerful questions that will make any human being think about where they are in life.


It took me about 20-30 minutes to answer the 9 reflection questions. Some questions were harder to answer than others but without further ado, here is what it was like to look back on 2021...


The Questions

  1. What made you happiest this year?

  2. What made you unhappy this year?

  3. What was the biggest lesson you’ve learned this year?

  4. What do you wish you could have done more of this year?

  5. Whats something you want to do less of next year?

  6. What was your biggest success this year?

  7. When was a moment you failed this year?

  8. What is something you want to learn next year?

  9. What is your favorite way to refuel?


The Answers


What made you happiest this year?

What made me most happiest this year = acting more & analyzing less. Placing myself in more unknown/uncomfortable situations. Listening to my intuition more …


“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda


  • What made you unhappy this year?

What made me unhappy this year = my lack of patience with other people/myself.


  • What was the biggest lesson you’ve learned this year?

Even if you feel that someone is wrong/incorrect, it is important to accept/appreciate their perspective … understanding that yes i may be my own individual self but without those of differing opinions/ideas me as an individual does not exist.


Just like the human body, each individual is an organism; within the the system the organism resides in, there is a specific job that the organism is programmed/created to accomplish. Some people are aware of this higher power and some are not but we must respect and appreciate those with ideas/opinions that are far off from our own perspective.

  • What do you wish you could have done more of this year?

Wish I could have been more patient with others/myself. Throughout the year I felt that my fuse was getting shorter and shorter with those around me/myself.


[example of this = car accident // blowing up on Mav (my son) on little things (but my belief here is that all the little things add up but there is no need to blow up; be impatient if need be but recognize that you are in that state)].

  • Whats something you want to do less of next year?

Something I would like to do less of next year = procrastinating along the creative journey/process … when i get an idea or the urge to create, i need to jump and not come up with an excuse as to why i am not creating at the rate i would like.

  • What was your biggest success this year?

Biggest success this year = not limiting myself based on external factors (environment/finances/occupation/etc).


I had a number of success in 2021 - got my dream job working as a user experience designer, bought my first house, having a healthy baby girl, purchasing my dream car, and found my artistic style as a digital painter.

  • When was a moment you failed this year?

Moment I failed this year = this is hard to answer because i truly do not see/recall failure in the past year, all i see/recall are opportunities for growth.

  • What is something you want to learn next year?

Something I want to learn next year = I want to learn how to increase my social impact/value through creating/storytelling to help others open their mind or show that there are truly no limits as long as we put our minds to it.

  • What is your favorite way to refuel?

My favorite way to refuel = nature walks, laughing, creating, stretching, breath work, loud outbursts, feeling wife heart beat, music, my son, or motivational videos.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All